The Counties

Somerset mixes beautiful countryside with dramatic coast. The sandy beaches of Minehead and Burnham-on-Sea contrast with the rocky coastline of Exmoor. Somerset's County Town, Taunton, is ideal for holiday shopping.

Wiltshire is home to the incredible ancient monuments Stonehenge and Avebury Stone Circle. Within the wide expanses of the Wiltshire Downs you’ll also find numerous White Horses carved into the hillsides.

Dorset is a county of outstanding natural beauty. Its famously picturesque coastline was awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO in 2001 for its unique geological history.

Places to visit

Hauser & Wirth
Award winning contemporary art centre
Fleet Air Museum
Engaging exhibitions of naval aircraft
Haynes Motor Museum
The UKs largest collection of the greatest cars
Montacute House and garden
Renaissance manor house filled with treasures
Wells Cathedral
A very impressive English cathedral
Sherborne Abbey
An ancient Abbey with a glorious ceiling
A famous animal park and Elizabethan House
A small town with gardens, an Abbey and the Tor
Stourhead Gardens
World-famous 18th-century garden & mansion
City of Bath
A World Heritage City with many historical sites
Harvey’s Literary Tours’
See the landscapes that inspired the region's authors