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Price and Availability Index for Somerset
Holiday Letting Price Information in Somerset
This graph displays average prices of the holiday cottages and holiday apartments located in Somerset. Somerset is most expensive in July (20/07 - 27/07), when prices are on average £114 a night. The week with the lowest average prices is in February (22/02 - 29/02).
Holiday Home Availability Information in Somerset
This graph shows the holiday letting availability rate for the next twelve months. It is harder to find accommodation during the week of May (25/05 - 01/06), as 50% of the rentals are booked. People tend to travel to Somerset least during a week in October (05/10 - 12/10) when only 16% of the rentals are booked.
The Weather in Somerset
Above are the weather conditions for Somerset. On average, the warmest month is July. No heat wave is expected in January, when minimum average temperatures usally hit a 2° low. The rainiest month is December, while the driest month is March.
Experience nature and history with a Somerset holiday letting
Somerset, located in the West Country, is one of England's loveliest counties. Home to two historic cities, Bath and Wells, as well as many quaint towns and villages, this picturesque landscape is a place where you can discover history, get into the outdoors, and enjoy an atmosphere that is unique to this part of the world. A Somerset holiday cottage is perfect for a peaceful getaway or family holiday.
How to get to Somerset
There are no airports in Somerset, but there are several major ones within easy reach of the county. The closest and best option is Bristol International Airport, which is located just outside of Somerset and is reasonably well accessed by flights from European destinations. If that isn’t an option, then you can also travel into one of the many London airports, which are very well-serviced from all corners of the globe, and make the two hour journey. Bath is a popular starting point in Somerset, and can be reached by train, though it’s advised to rent a car to get there and around the county.
Weather in Somerset
Somerset is a lush and green county, but there is a cost to pay for this loveliness, and that is the rain. While far from excessive, it does receive above average amounts of wet weather compared to the rest of England, so make sure you pack some waterproof clothing for your stay at your Somerset holiday letting.
That’s not to say you won’t have nice weather during your stay - winter occasionally brings snow, but your Somerset holiday cottage will feel cosy all year round. Spring and summer also bring plenty of warm, sunny days to help you explore this great region.
What to do in Somerset
Booking a Somerset holiday cottage is a great place to start, so you can explore all of Somerset's cities, villages and natural beauty at your own pace. One of the best places to visit is Bath, the county’s biggest city and one of the UK’s most important historic sites.
A highlight of this UNESCO World Heritage city are the Roman Baths, which were founded in the first century A.D. and feature a stunning surrounding building, one of the most impressive in England, which was added around 200 years ago. Another must visit during your trip is Bath Abbey, England’s largest Gothic cathedral, which was founded in 1499. The Royal Crescent, a row of terraced houses, and the adjacent Royal Victoria Park also showcase the sophisticated atmosphere of Georgian Bath.
Somerset’s other city, Wells, is the smallest city in England. As it’s so small, you won’t need too long to see the highlights, which are the Wells Cathedral, which was built from the 12th-14th century, and Bishop’s Palace, which has been called home by local bishops for more than 800 years - and continues to be so to this day. Finally, make sure you go for a stroll along Vicar’s Close, Europe’s oldest residential street, which dates back to 1348.
Somerset is well known for its outdoor beauty, and nowhere is that felt more keenly that at Exmoor National Park. This large area is a joy to explore; go for a walk or a drive and you might come across rivers, waterfalls, woodlands, and deep valleys. The Exmoor Pony and wild red deer complete the spectacle of this enchanting region. There are more than 1000km of hiking trails, ranging from short strolls to long treks, so grab a map, strap on your walking boots, and head out for a day on the moors.
Wildlife for the whole family to enjoy in Somerset
Kids will love their stay in your Somerset holiday cottage just as much as you will. On rainy days, take them to the SeaQuarium situated on the sandy shores of Weston-super-Mare, which is home to a colourful array of fish species from around the world.
If they want to get a little more hands-on with wildlife, then Exmoor Falconry and Animal Park will do the trick. Here they can handle parrots and owls, as well as small furry animals and alpacas. Special events involving hawks and falcons are also a highlight. Wrap up with a trip to the North Somerset Butterfly House, a great attraction full of butterflies and plants from around the world, as well as a creepy crawly section that the kids will love.
Attractions in Somerset: Layer upon layer of rich history
Located in Wells’s medieval centre, this beautiful Gothic cathedral offers free daily scheduled tours.
As one of South West England’s most visited attractions, Bath Abbey boasts fabulous architecture and a fascinating history.
West Somerset Railway
More than 22 miles of railway line make the West Somerset Railway England’s longest heritage railway. A rover ticket buys you unlimited travel, and there are special days out with cream teas and dining.
With deep connections to local legend, paganism, and Christianity, Glastonbury Tor is a celebrated spiritual site. Rising out from the Summerland Meadows, the Tor is a place of mystery and beauty.
Fleet Air Arm Museum
Home to Europe’s largest naval aviation exhibit, this collection spans the history of the Royal Navy, from 1909 to today. Visit to see its military aircraft displays and join one of its tours.
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