In the heart of the West Country, Somerset is a wonderful destination of huge contrasts, offering dramatic coastline and lively seaside resorts, lush countryside, rolling hills and market towns steeped in history.
Agriculture is the county’s main business with the farming of sheep and cattle for wool and cheese, and the more unusual cultivation of willow for basket weaving.
Comprising 40 miles of coastline, Somerset’s main seaside towns are Minehead, Watchet, Burnham-on-Sea, Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon and Portishead. With so much to see and do, there has never been a more perfect opportunity to come camping in Somerset!
All campsites in Somerset offer plenty of activities and major attractions within easy reach including medieval castles and abbeys, museums and galleries, Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole, Glastonbury Tor and Wells Cathedral to name but a few.
With a plethora of activities available, and fabulous attractions to visit, camping in Somerset is the perfect holiday choice!
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Cheddar Mendip Heights
Set in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Mendip Hills, this campsite can be found in a stunning location midway between the magnificent Cheddar Gorge and the spectacular cathedral city of Wells. About half a mile from the campsite is the lovely village of Priddy which boasts several pubs serving great food, and in August an annual sheep fair. There is plenty on offer for all the family at this campsite with absolutely fantastic facilities.
A site devoted to nature, full of flourishing trees and surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in the county, this site is close to some of the UK’s most important prehistoric sites including the magnificent Avebury and Stonehenge. Situated right next to the canal, this campsite is perfect for walking or cycling to the shops along the beautiful canal path. Just 50 yards away is the Three Magpies where you can enjoy a delicious and reasonably priced evening meal.
With stunning views across the bay and beyond to the Bristol Channel and South Wales this site is close to the magnificent sandy beaches of the Exmoor Heritage Coast and the pristine wilderness of Exmoor National Park. Minehead town is a mile and a half down the hill from the campsite itself. As Somerset’s largest seaside resort, it offers a long sandy beach that is perfect for families. The pretty harbour settlement of Porlock Weir is accessible along the coastal path.
This campsite is just a few miles from the popular seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare, perfect for visiting the coast or walking inland on the Mendip Hills – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town also offers miles of sandy beaches; great for families and those who enjoy kite-surfing and water sports. As well as the beach, Weston-super-Mare has an excellent shopping centre and the Grand Pier, which was reopened after a devastating fire in 2008.