Somerset is a beautiful county in the South West of England that is known for its renowned cider, apples, and of course, the well-known music festival. Did you know, however, that some of your favourite celebrities hailed from Somerset?
This blog post will share some of the famous people who come from Somerset.
Starting off our list with the woman that made us love soggy bottoms, the legendary Mary Berry hailed from the county of Somerset. The British food writer was born in Bath, Somerset, in 1935 before moving to France when she reached the age of 21.
Back in 1980, Jenson Button was born. Jenson is a famous British racing driver and was once a formula one World Champion driver. His origin started in Frome, Somerset and since then, he has come a long way. Now he competes in the Japanese Super GT series and is continuously looking for a new challenge.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
This English explorer was born in Windsor, Berkshire, back in 1944. In 1970 Fiennes married his childhood love and they ran a country farm estate in Somerset, the farm itself was home to sheep and cattle. His wife built up the farm while he was away exploring the world.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes has established himself as a holder of different endurance records. He also has titles such as poet, co-creator and writer under his belt.
The woman known for her role in Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, cyberbully and more, grew up in Clutton, Somerset. Maisie attended primary school in Midsomer Norton and then studied performing arts at the Bath Dance College.
Dame Jacqueline Wilson captured our hearts, brought a smile to our faces, and is now one of the most beloved authors. The characters she has created influenced so many children, and her words will continue to do that for years to come. We like to believe that some of the stories started while she was growing up in Bath, Somerset.
Were you surprised by anyone in this blog post?
You can stay here
If you want to see the beautiful county that these people grew up in, you are more than welcome to stay at the beautiful Apple Tree Hotel. This independently-owned hotel is nestled at the foot of the Quantock Hills and is surrounded by farmland.
You will receive a warm welcome, excellent service, and even better food! Then you can explore the stunning county of Somerset and also see where some of these famous people grew up.