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In the south-west of England, Somerset is a mainly rural area with rollings hills alongside large flat wetland areas called the Somerset Levels and Moors. Somerset also has 40 miles on coastline to the north, splendid cities like Bath and Wells, natural wonders such as Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole as well as man-made historical sites such as Glastonbury Tor. Known for Cheddar cheese and cider as well as Glastonbury Festival, Somerset is a great place to visit.

Somerset - The Travelling Reader

Places to visit


Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Exmoor, Glastonbury Tor and Abbey, Montacute House, Wells Cathedral, Quantock Hills, Longleat safari park and hedge maze, Exmoor Zoo, Gough's Caves, Ham Hill.


Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Dame Jacqueline Wilson (Children's books)

Daniel defoe (The Storm based on Somerset)

Arthur C Clarke

Jane Austen 

John Steinbeck (stayed in the county whilst writing)

Evelyn Waugh

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Somerset - The Travelling Reader


Our box included The Lives She Left Behind by James Long.

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Included: book, tea, bookmark, chocolate, travel tea case, travel information, photos, personalised postcard.

Map  by Nilfanion [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons. Not affiliated with The Travelling Reader.

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