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Somerset

Discover the wonder of Somerset's sacred heritage.

Think of Somerset churches and Wells Cathedral, Bath or Glastonbury Abbeys are probably top of your list. But off the beaten track is a delicious chocolate box of villages, all with amazing churches to visit and in which to discover the county's rich and sacred heritage.

Somerset is famous for its tall, square towers, built in three distinct stages and adorned with buttresses and statues. But, don't miss the the local speciality; carved figures known as hunky punks! 

Let us inspire you to visit, whether for a weekend break or a longer holiday. Start your journey of discovery.

Somerset

Somerset churches on our map
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DavidIliff

Wells Cathedral

Perhaps the most beautiful of the great English cathedrals, it was erected between the 12th and 15th centuries and is a significant Somerset landmark.

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MichaelGarlick

St John the Baptist, Axbridge

A long flight of steps leading up from the town square gives great presence to this distinguished looking limestone building whose walls are topped with a parapet of intricately pierced stonework.

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MichaelGarlick

St Mary the Virgin, Isle Abbotts

Like so many Somerset churches, Isle Abbots has a splendid tower, and this one has some of it's famous ‘hunky punks’ including one that looks to be playing the bagpipes!

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RichardMascall

St Beuno, Culbone

With its unusual dedication, to a 6th century saint from north Wales, this is often considered to be the smallest church in England, set in a secluded wooded combe.

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St Michaels Tower, Glastonbury

Glastonbury Tor has been a site of religious significance for over 1000 years and is known as being one of the most spiritual sites in the country, for Christians and Pagans.

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Bath Abbey

The King of all England, King Edgar was crowned on this site in 973, its west front is incredible, with unique ladders of angels.

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St Francis, Stawell

Construction started in the 13th century on the site of a chapel which had been controlled by Glastonbury Abbey.

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JonathanThacker

St Christopher, Lympsham

The singing gallery houses an old clock frame, believed to house one of the oldest remaining clocks in England.

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AlisonDay

Celebrating Somerset as a place to live, work and play all year round.

https://www.somersetday.com/

As one of the larger English counties, Somerset has stunning beaches, green countryside, woodlands, lakes & more, covering a wide range of landscapes & environments.

https://www.visitsomerset.co.uk/

Supporting churches in the historic county of Somerset.

https://www.somersetchurchestrust.org/

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