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Visiting South Somerset

South Somerset is a wonderful place to visit for a short break or to stay for a longer holiday, its also a great place to live and work.

Here is some information that you might find useful.

  1. Visitors to South Somerset

    South Somerset is a great holiday and short break destination. Whether it’s for a long summer holidays, short weekend trip or visiting friends and family, there are things to do for all ages and interests. Here you will find the quintessential England of your dreams. It is rural England at its best where you can watch traditional and modern farming in action, discover unspoilt beautiful countryside and experience the real countryside. But we have modern as well with the internationally famous Haynes International Motor Museum and Fleet Air Arm Museum and Bruton, a chic and trendy market town.

    Its easily accessible from London and the South East and there is a wide selection of places to stay from camping on the Somerset Levels to luxury hotels, self-catering accommodation with hot-tubs or swimming pools to traditional pubs with roaring fires.

    If you are looking for personalised help, then visit the Cartgate and Yeovil Tourist Information Centre, where they can offer discounted ticket sales, ideas for places to visit, things to do when on holiday and locally made gifts for souvenirs of a great holiday.

  2. Residents of South Somerset

    If you are lucky enough to live in South Somerset you will know how special the area is, but there are always new places to discover and explore, have a look at our Visit South Somerset website for lots of ideas. Here we can help you make the most of your local countryside, celebrate your local environment, explore new footpaths and discover the back lanes of the attractive and thriving Market Towns.

    If you need additional help, please visit the Cartgate and Yeovil Tourist Information Centre, who can also sell you discounted ticket for events, locally made gifts and ideas of great things to do locally.

  3. If you operate a tourism businesses or thinking about it

    South Somerset is a beautiful place to live and work, if you are moving to South Somerset as a lifestyle choice or are born and bred here, then the South Somerset Economic Development team can offer help and advice. If you have outgrown your business premise or looking to expand, then the Economic Development team may be able to help you. 

  4. Tourism trade newsletter

    Our Tourism team produce a quarterly news bulletin which is emailed directly to tourism businesses. The latest edition can be viewed online

    If you would like to receive a copy of the newsletter regularly please email

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