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Somerset sits at the heart of the West Country and is a lovely county to visit often called the Jewel of the Southwest this mainly rural county has plenty of things to do to occupy the visitor.

Somerset has many areas of scenic beauty such as the Blackdown Hills, Mendip Hills, Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park, as well as the famous and large flat expanses of land known as the Somerset Levels.

These areas of ancient marshland were once the hiding place of Alfred the Great during his campaigns against the Vikings. It is during one of his stays in this place that he reputedly burned the cakes.

Best known for the world famous Glastonbury Festival, Somerset also plays host to a wealth of other events, festivals, carnivals, fairs and shows every year.

Somerset is not only famous for cider but also for its caves such as Wookey Hole , and underground rivers, and gorges , including the Cheddar Gorge and Ebbor Gorge.

Glastonbury and its Tor attracts large numbers of visitors every year.

The County has two main cities Wells and Bath, Wells is the smallest city in England and Bath is a major tourist destination due to its roman history and the beautiful architecture and crescents.

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