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The historical city of Somerset awaits you

The area's history and cathedral are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Somerset. This welcoming and romantic city is well known for its bars, restaurants and hiking. Take in top local attractions such as Glastonbury Abbey and Wookey Hole. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Somerset

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Somerset has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Techniquest (26.8 mi / 43.2 km)
  • We The Curious (28.2 mi / 45.3 km)
  • Bristol Zoo (28.6 mi / 45.9 km)
  • Somerset Speedway (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Burnham and Berrow Golf Club (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Ashton Windmill (11.1 mi / 17.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Somerset

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Somerset is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wookey Hole (14.6 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Cheddar Gorge and Caves (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Wills Neck (11 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Sand Bay Beach (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Dunster Beach (21.8 mi / 35.1 km)
  • Mapperton Gardens (23.6 mi / 37.9 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Somerset

The nearest airport is in Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), located 22.1 mi (35.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), which is 26.8 mi (43.1 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Bridgwater Station, Highbridge & Burnham Station and Taunton Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Somerset?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,806 holiday rentals around Somerset. From 1,920 Cottages to 777 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Somerset is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Somerset?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Somerset. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Wells: 597 holiday rentals
  • Taunton: 1,066 holiday rentals
  • Dunster: 400 holiday rentals
  • Langport: 460 holiday rentals
  • Chard: 1,235 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Somerset! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Somerset?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Somerset with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Wells: 597 holiday homes
  • Taunton: 1,066 holiday homes
  • Dunster: 400 holiday homes
  • Langport: 460 holiday homes
  • Chard: 1,235 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Somerset?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Somerset are:

  • Yeovilton (YEO-Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton): 1,073 holiday houses
  • Taunton (TTY-Taunton Bus Station): 1,038 holiday houses
  • Swansea Airport (SWS): 549 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Somerset?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Somerset. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • AJ'z Activity Centre: 1,023 holiday rentals
  • Tintinhull House Garden: 1,474 holiday rentals
  • Cheddar Gorge: 1,286 holiday rentals
  • Animal Farm Adventure Park: 1,003 holiday rentals
  • Porlock Weir Harbour: 1,049 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Somerset listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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