Somerton, Somerset

It’s easy to while away a couple of hours browsing around Somerton, so if you're in this neck of the woods on your holidays in the UK, stop off and have a stroll about. Like most Somerset market towns, it's a quiet place but it's not without things to do; look around and you'll notice there's some fine architecture, particularly the elegant 17th and 18th century houses made from the locally quarried blue lias stone; right in the middle of town, in the market square, there's a historic covered shelter, known as the Buttercross - built in the 17th century to keep butter, cheese and milk from spoiling in the heat of the sun on market days. Have a pootle around the antiques centre or the art gallery, stroll through the town gardens, and if you start to feel peckish head to the White Hart for lunch.

Anglers will find good sport at the Viaduct Fisheries on the edge of town, shopaholics will have to venture slightly further to Clarks Village in Street; if you're the spiritual sort go to Glastonbury and take in the tranquillity of the Abbey ruins and the Chalice Well Gardens.

All information correct at the time of writing

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