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Top things to do on a spa break in Somerset

Somerset is a pretty part of the UK, famed for everything from its food (Cheddar cheese) to its festivals (notably Glastonbury). Here are some of the top things to do alongside all that pampering.

Somerset is a pretty part of the UK, famed for everything from its food (Cheddar cheese) to its festivals (notably Glastonbury). Its combination of pretty towns and villages alongside enchanting natural scenery make it both an exciting and relaxing place to explore, especially on a spa day or break.

Top activities in Somerset

Wells Cathedral

This magnificent cathedral is a joy to behold. With 850 years of history to its name, the gothic architecture, mediaeval carvings, and 14th century arches never fail to inspire. It's open every day and welcomes visitors - see if you can spot the winged Seraphim while you're there!

Glastonbury Tor

A uniquely prominent hill overlooking the Isle of Avalon, Glastonbury and Somerset, Glastonbury Tor is an iconic landmark steeped in history and legend. The ruin of a 15th-century tower sits at the top, and it's a wonderful place to walk, taking in its spirituality and its pagan heritage.

Cheddar Gorge

A natural gem nestled in the Mendip Hills, Cheddar Gorge and its corresponding caves are not only breathtaking, but are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It boasts awe-inspiring cliffs and extraordinary subterranean stalactite show caves where you can learn about prehistoric ancestors. There's a centre for caving and rock climbing and an abundance of nature to learn about too.

Wookey Hole Caves

A multi-award-winning caving experience, Wookey Hole Caves are are a series of limestone caverns and a show cave near the village of Wookey Hole. The River Axe flows through it, and it's a Site of Special Scientific Interest for both biological and geological reasons. You can learn about their history and legendary witch, while adventure seekers can learn to climb, crawl and take on the confined caves.

Glastonbury Abbey

Brimming with mediaeval legends, Glastonbury Abbey is a place of history and spirituality. A family friendly destination, the grade I listed property is the ruin of a monastery founded in the 8th century. The abbey holds legendary status as the earliest Christian foundation in Britain linked to Joseph of Arimathea and the burial place of King Arthur. There are 36 acres of grounds to explore, as well as events and activities all the time.

Brean Beach

A seven-mile stretch of sand and dunes, Brean Beach is just over two miles down the coast from Weston-super-Mare and has one of the longest stretches of sand in Europe. It welcomes walkers, dogs and water sports enthusiasts, as well as those who simply love a day with a bucket and spade.

National Trust properties

From Coleridge Cottage to Lytes Cary Manor, Barrington Court to Montacute House, this beautiful part of the UK is fittingly filled with beautiful properties and gardens to visit.

Visit Bath

The historic spa town of Bath is also a famous and popular destination in Somerset. Whether you stay in the City or close by, it's worth a trip. Its pretty architecture is worthy of adoration, while its Roman-built baths are a wellness fan's rite of passage.

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Spas in Somerset

Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa

The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa

This magnificent spa hotel offers luxury on every level. The five-star hotel in a Georgian townhouse is the epitome of Bath style. Dining is award-winning, the spa is world-class, combining historic architecture with contemporary wellness, and its pretty gardens offer peace and tranquillity. A favourite feature is the 12-metre candlelit pool.

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Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel

Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel

Perched on a hillside in Bath, Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel is elegant and welcoming. The impressive property is surrounded by landscaped gardens, and dining on the terrace in the summer sun is a particular delight. The spa is modern, complete with a range of wellness facilities, and they have a range of therapies available using Elemis and Jessana by Jessica.

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Bannatyne Charlton House - Shepton Mallet

In the heart of Somerset, Bannatyne Charlton House is a fairly small hotel, which adds to the sense of rest and relaxation. A historic property with modern interiors, it's warm and welcoming, but easy going. The spa has a complete array of facilities, from the Finnish sauna, hydrotherapy pool, ice fountain, experience showers, lanconium and crystal steam room to an adult-only gym. They also offer treatments from Elemis.

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