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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Somerset, GB?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,387 vacation rentals around Somerset. From 1,717 cottage rentals to 697 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Somerset?

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

  • Wells: 517 vacation rentals
  • Taunton: 949 vacation rentals
  • Yeovil: 644 vacation rentals
  • Minehead: 377 vacation rentals
  • Glastonbury: 521 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Somerset! 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 Somerset?

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 Somerset:

  • Wells: 517 rentals
  • Taunton: 949 rentals
  • Yeovil: 644 rentals
  • Minehead: 377 rentals
  • Glastonbury: 521 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 Somerset?

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

  • Taunton (TTY-Taunton Bus Station): 938 vacation rentals
  • Yeovilton (YEO-Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton): 915 vacation rentals
  • Poole (POQ-Poole Bus Station): 1,457 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 Somerset?

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

  • Downside Abbey (Basilica of St. Gregory the Great): 1,307 rentals
  • Vicar's Close: 1,299 rentals
  • Animal Farm Adventure Park: 955 rentals
  • Brean Golf Club: 958 rentals
  • Tintinhull House Garden: 1,203 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Somerset listed on Vrbo 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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