New Homes in Somerset
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Home to just two cities, Bath and Wells (England’s smallest city), Somerset is a lovely county located between Bristol and North Devon. The region includes seaside town Weston-super-Mare, and market town Taunton.
New homes in Somerset are surrounded by coastal villages and larger settlements, all within easy reach of countryside and larger cities. These include:
Places of interest
Somerset has lots of places to explore, including Exmoor National Park, plus the Blackdown, Mendip and Quantock hills and Glastonbury Tor.
The Museum of Somerset in Taunton provides an insight into the area’s history, while the Roman Baths and the Royal Crescent in Bath are great historical sights. Wells Cathedral has lovely Gothic architecture, and there’s plenty of adventure to be had at Cheddar Gorge and along the West Somerset Railway.
Somerset’s most famous event is the Glastonbury Music Festival, at Worthy Farm in Pilton. As for sport, Bath Rugby Team and Yeovil Town Football Club provide some of the county’s sporting action, and the Somerset County cricket team has its home at the County Ground in Taunton. Taunton Racecourse holds regular horse racing throughout the year.
As Somerset’s largest city, Bath is home to the University of Bath and Bath Spa.
Somerset’s only motorway is the M5, which provides an easy route north and south, with good access east and west via A roads.
The county’s rail route is the Great Western Main Line, which runs through Somerset via Bath Spa. There are good train links into London from both Bath Spa and Taunton stations.
Somerset is easy to travel around, with quick journey times between the major towns and cities. Bath to Weston-super-Mare takes an hour and 10 minutes by both car & train. Bath to Taunton takes one hour and 30 minutes by car or 50 minutes by train.
Heading further afield, traveling from Bath to Birmingham takes two hours by car or an hour 40 and minutes by train. A journey from Bath to London takes two hours and 30 minutes by car, or two hours by train.
The nearest airport is Bristol Airport. The airport is served by a number of major airlines, including low cost flights to Europe, taking 48 minutes to reach by road.