Somerset holidays

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A walk on the wild side: explore the Avalon Marshes, Somerset
In the shadow of Glastonbury Tor, on the Somerset Levels, our writer discovers a wetland wonderland for wildlife

Stephen Moss

02, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘I was so much happier outside London’: how top chefs found heaven in the West Country
Covid, exorbitant overheads and burnout have convinced a host of big names that the capital is no longer the place to be. Now settled in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, they have created a new foodie destination

Mina Holland

31, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Fields of light: an arty Somerset glampsite with glowing gardens and a space pod
Marston Park glampsite is a canvas for budding artists, offering tents with a ‘light garden’, easels, guitars, and live music sets

Rachel Dixon

19, Aug, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Cheese, cider, cycling: a tasty tour of the West Country
Following the Somerset Food Trail by e-bike offers the chance to meet growers and makers, enjoy beautiful scenery, and sample delicious local produce

Rhiannon Batten

07, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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10 of UK’s best active rural holidays
Stay in a shepherd’s hut for the lambing season, try dry stone walling in the Peak District or go trekking with sheep or alpacas

Sarah Turner

24, Apr, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Where the magic happens: 10 of Britain’s most mystical sites
From healing wells to sacred stones, the author of a new guide to Magical Britain selects his favourite wild and enchanting places

Rob Wildwood

16, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A great walk to a great pub: the Packhorse, near Bath, Somerset
This walk through a lost world of canals and Roman roads ends in a brilliant old pub now run by the local community

Sarah Baxter

04, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Rooms for improvement: new pods pep up an unsung Somerset coastal town
A new arts centre in previously overlooked Watchet offers rooms with a view and wider community benefit. Plus six more UK social enterprises

Sally Howard

15, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘It began with cider’: how a group of young parents transformed a Somerset harbour
From pub nights to hard hats, the locals-run Onion Collective made East Quay arts centre in Watchet, Somerset, a reality

Oliver Wainwright

19, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Living the stream: glamping in an American Airstream trailer … in Somerset
We check out a lovingly restored classic caravan on a quiet farm – but they can also be taken out on the road or to a festival

Hugh Thomson

20, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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10 of the best Somerset pubs with beer gardens or outdoor space
Soak up the views, great ales and ciders, and homemade food at our selection of characterful and historic inns

Rhiannon Batten

20, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘No live music and a curfew’: Glastonbury opens Worthy Farm for tranquil camping
Festival regulars are poised to secure pitches when booking lines open

Steven Morris

30, Apr, 2021 @3:14 PM

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