A beautiful county, Somerset is a magnet for people looking to enjoy a better quality of life.

It boasts plenty of beautiful sites – in villages and bustling market towns – with a rich heritage of history and legend. In fact, Somerset is a county of incredible contrasts; complete with beaches (that you are never more than an hour away from), caves, moors, a beautiful stretch of coast, the unique Somerset Levels, areas of outstanding natural beauty and a National Park, Exmoor. Some of Britain’s most iconic characters, places, legends hail from here – like Alfred the Great, Avalon, Cheddar Gorge, to name but a few.

Join us and you’ll find Somerset is great place to grow – not just professionally but personally too.


There are 14 carnivals in Somerset every year, each with brightly lit and decorated floats featuring performers from the local carnival clubs.

Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury is home to the world’s best known long-running pop festival - from the latest emerging acts to world famous music legends.

Glastonbury Festival


Cheddar features a magnificent gorge reaching up to 500 feet, with foothpaths along the top of the cliffs. Cheddar is also home to Cheddar Caves and of course Cheddar cheese is popular around the world.

Beautiful Coast

From ancient harbours and stunning scenery to family friendly seaside - Somerset's coastline has it all.

Food & Drink

Somerset offers some of the best local produce in the country, from farmers markets to Somerset specialities like Cheddar cheese and farmhouse cider.


Taunton Deane

Nestled in the vale between the quantocks and blackdowns, Taunton is a vibrant county town offering excellent shopping and leisure and home to the excellent county cricket team.


City of Wells

The breathtaking city of Wells with it's cathedral is a remarkable place.


West Somerset Railway

The historic West Somerset Railway is one of the longest steam railways in the country.



Somerset is home to a number of stately homes and beautiful gardens.



Voted Top

Somerset has been listed an impressive 11th in Top 16 Coolest places to live in the world by National Geographic!

You can read the full list for yourself, here: Nat Geo Traveller