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Bookshelf

Books based in this county:

Selected for previous Original box

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

Local directory

Find your perfect cuppa or indulge your sweet cravings by choosing one of these great local companies.

Places to eat and drink

Chapel Cross Tearoom

Parish Hill

South Cadbury

Yeovil

BA22 7ET

Abbey Tea Rooms & Restaurant

16 Magdalene St

Glastonbury

BA6 9EH

Maunsel Lock Canal Centre & Tearoom

Maunsel Lock

Banklands

Bridgwater

TA7 0DH

Daisy Tea Room

5 Church St

Bishop's Lydeard

Taunton

TA4 3AT

Chantry Tea Gardens

Sea Ln

Bridgwater

TA5 1EG

The Walled Gardens of Cannington & Tea Room

Church St

Cannington

Bridgwater

TA5 2HA

Double-Gate Farm

Double-Gate Farm

Lower Godney

Wells

BA5 1RZ

Lion Rock Tea Rooms

The Cliffs

Cheddar

BS27 3QE

Somerset

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.

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.

Map  by Nilfanion [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons. Not affiliated with The Travelling Reader.