Destination guide

The historic city of Somerset awaits you

The area's history and cathedral are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Somerset. This welcoming and romantic city is known for its bars, restaurants and hiking. Take in top local attractions like Glastonbury Abbey and Wookey Hole. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Somerset

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Somerset has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Techniquest (26.8 mi / 43.2 km)
  • We The Curious (28.2 mi / 45.3 km)
  • Bristol Zoo (28.6 mi / 45.9 km)
  • Somerset Speedway (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Burnham and Berrow Golf Club (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Ashton Windmill (11.1 mi / 17.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Somerset

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Somerset is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Wookey Hole (14.6 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Cheddar Gorge and Caves (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Wills Neck (11 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Sand Bay Beach (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Dunster Beach (21.8 mi / 35.1 km)
  • Mapperton Gardens (23.6 mi / 37.9 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Somerset

The nearest airport is in Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), located 22.1 mi (35.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), which is 26.8 mi (43.1 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Bridgwater Station, Highbridge & Burnham Station and Taunton Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Somset?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,552 vacation rentals near Somset. From 1,308 Cottages to 1,233 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Somset for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Somset?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Somset. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Wells: 624 vacation rentals
  • Glastonbury: 584 vacation rentals
  • Taunton: 1,113 vacation rentals
  • Yeovil: 795 vacation rentals
  • Glastonbury Tor: 1,005 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Somset! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Somset?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Somset:

  • Wells: 624 rentals
  • Glastonbury: 584 rentals
  • Taunton: 1,113 rentals
  • Yeovil: 795 rentals
  • Street: 449 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Somset?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Somset are:

  • Taunton (TTY-Taunton Bus Station): 1,085 vacation rentals
  • Yeovilton (YEO-Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton): 1,134 vacation rentals
  • Bristol Airport (BRS): 1,216 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Somset?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Somset. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Glastonbury Tor: 1,005 rentals
  • Wells Cathedral: 1,395 rentals
  • Animal Farm Adventure Park: 958 rentals
  • Downside Abbey (Basilica of St. Gregory the Great): 1,415 rentals
  • Cheddar Gorge: 1,258 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Somset listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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