Situated in South West England, Somerset is an area of outstanding natural beauty that boasts stunning rolling hills as well as plenty of villages to explore.

Thanks to the variety of places that there are to visit and the vast amount of activities that you can get up to while you are there, Somerset should definitely be at the top of your list when it comes to considering places to visit for summertime getaways. Read on for our roundup of the main reasons why you should visit Somerset this summer.

The natural beauty of the area is exceptional

Somerset is home to some truly eye-catching areas of natural beauty so is the perfect place to visit if you are keen to enjoy scenic walks with the family. Get on your comfiest walking boots and head to the Kilver Court Gardens, where the stunning visionary design of Mulberry founder Roger Saul can be seen blooming in its full glory. If you’re a fan of sculptures, this garden is also home to one of the largest in the world, so be sure to take the time to find the 15-metre-high Victorian viaduct.

You could also head to Somerset Lavender, a family-run lavender farm that offers its visitors stunning views of its vast lavender fields.

It’s a great place to take the kids

When you have the little ones it tow, you’ll be glad to know that there is plenty to see and do in Somerset. The Ferne Animal Sanctuary is set across 51 acres of countryside on the Devon and Somerset border. Kids will love the chance to see and pet abandoned animals including goats and horses.

Wookey Hole Caves is also another great place to take the kids not only to see some natural beauty, but also to colour mysterious walls. The walls illuminate and are a real spectacle that kiddies are sure to be struck by.

There’s plenty of romantic areas to

If you fancy getting away with your other half, you’ll find plenty to get up to in Somerset. Why not take to the sky and try out hot air ballooning with a Bath Balloons. You’ll get to witness stunning views of Somerset and can sip a glass of champagne for added romance.

Our restaurant also offers a delicious menu full of great choices for an intimate evening meal.