Somerset has a rich history, with its many preserved monuments and countless natural phenomena, beautiful coastline, religious sights, steam heritage trains, and much more. The most interesting cities in Somerset are Bristol and Bath. Bristol is a beautiful city with interesting places to visit, such as the Bristol City Museum, the Kings Weston House, the Cabot Tower, the M Shed, a museum for historical vessels, and many others. It is also a culturally rich city, with many galleries, performances, theaters and concerts. Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a spa resort, and an important tourist center. You should visit the Bath Abbey, the Victoria Art Gallery, the Holburne Museum, the Museum of Bath Architecture, the Roman Baths, the Royal Crescent, and many others. Moreover, Bristol and Bath are only thirty kilometers away, and a bicycle connects the cities. Plus, there are picturesque views and nice stops to have a picnic.
Both cities are just a fraction of the things to do and see in Somerset, which is predominantly a rural county. The region has abundant nature, and tourists can enjoy breath-taking views. If you see the abbreviation AONB, that means Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are two of them in Somerset – the Quantock Hills AONB and the Mendip Hills, limestone hills with Roman ruins. Other places worth visiting are the Exmoor National Park, with its wide variety of species, the Bridgwater Bay National Nature Reserve, the Yarn Market in Dunster, Cheddar, and many others. You can also take the West Somerset Heritage Railway.
You have plenty of options for hostels in Somerset. There are enough hostels in Bath and Bristol. Hostels in Bath are very cheap,while hostels in Bristol have moderate prices. What is more, hostels in both cities have outstanding facilities. There is also a cheap, and not badly equipped, hostel in Cheddar. Unfortunately, there are no hostels in the rest of the region. In general, the ratio between price and quality is great in all cities in Somerset that have hostels. As a rule, hostels in Somerset are located near the Old Town of the respective city, and the only exception is Bristol, where hostels are scattered throughout the city. The region is large, making travel from Bristol or Bath to more distant villages or towns impractical. Although there are no hostels there, you can stay at a caravan park or a farm stay. Generally, the prices are lower than the average for the UK.
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