A Guide to the West Country: The Top Attractions

When preparing for a trip, you must plan well to get the most out of your time without being stressed.

What are the most important details to include in your planning?

Thinking Ahead

Researching and thinking ahead can prevent disappointments in your travels. You may need to buy tickets ahead of time for certain attractions and plan the day when you will visit them.

Other attractions may only be open during limited hours. If you plan ahead, you will not waste time going somewhere when you don’t have tickets for that attraction.

Hiring a Coach

Coach hire makes traveling straight forward. If you are unfamiliar with the area, a coach driver can easily navigate you to the places you want to go. No more getting lost or dealing with hectic traffic. That worry will be taken from you and make your vacation more relaxing.

Selecting Your Attractions

There are many attractions available in Somerset. Consider the following options as you plan your trip.

Roman Baths

Roman Baths

The Roman Baths provide a unique look into Roman history. They are a well-preserved historical site, and you can even get access to a tunnel tour. The Roman Baths also feature a museum and an art gallery. Additionally, you can get a bite to eat at their restaurant.

Montacute House

Montacute House

This house displays the magnificence of Elizabethan architecture. Built in 1598, each piece in the house tells a story. You can explore the house and its surrounding gardens as you get transported back in time.

Wookey Hole Caves

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On a more adventurous side, you can also visit Wookey Hole Caves which include over twenty attractions that are appropriate for the whole family. Some of the attractions included are world-famous caves, woodland walks, the Mystic Fairy Garden, a paper mill, and a magical mirror maze. There is really something for each member of your family with this attraction.

Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle

If you are into royal explorations, the Dunster Castle will suit your tastes. Built in the 11th century, the castle has been passed down through several families. Opened in 1976 as a tourist attraction, the castle grounds include a restored watermill and the original 13th century castle gates.

Theatre Royal Bath

Theatre Royal Bath

This theatre offers a variety of productions, including live productions and interactive shows. Both plays and concerts are performed here.

Haynes International Motor Museum

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This museum has a variety of cars and motorcycles available for viewing. The collection boasts cars that date back to the 50s, all the way up to the newest and fastest car models. Additionally, this museum contains family friendly activities such as an outdoor play area and an interactive garage and mini road system. These areas teach children about road safety in a fun, interactive way.

If you are interested in Somerset, make sure that you plan ahead, hire a coach, and select your attractions carefully.

There are a variety of attractions that will appeal to all members of your family, so everyone has an opportunity to enjoy themselves.


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