Difference between revisions of "Somerset (England)"
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Because of several local government reorganizations, the exact definition of the county of Somerset depends on whether you are talking about administrative, traditional or postal counties. This article specifically covers the current administrative county of Somerset, plus the unitary district of 'Bath and North East Somerset', most of which was once in the traditional county of Somerset. It does not cover the city of Bristol, which by tradition was a county in its own right.
Most of the Exmoor National Park is in Somerset, although Devon has the western part. The Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is also shared with Devon but two fall entirely within Somerset. These are The Quantock Hills and The Mendip Hills.
"Gert" or "Gurt" used a lot to express size. (Large) "Ee" is often used in place of "him", eg "Look at Ee"
Truly authentic & cosy country Pubs abound throughout this County, as well as rolling rural landscapes. The North Somerset area boasts Cheddar Caves & Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves, Glastonbury Tor & Abbey, as well as the Victorian Seaside resort of Weston-Super-Mare.
In the summer, local strawberries with Somerset clotted cream or Whortleberry jam. Also try local produce of cheddar strawberries.
Cider. There are plenty of opportunities to sample this fine west country drink whilst in Somerset. There are plenty of small farms who will sell you Scrumpy cider, most pubs also serve proper farmhouse Cider, especially out in the countryside. Some of it can be very strong so watch out!
Gurney Manor Mill in Cannington near Bridgwater. An old mill converted into a guest house. Comfortable rooms with character. Pleasant grounds with water features. Good quality home cooked breakfasts. Approx £60 per room per night.
Brean Sands Holiday Park. Pontins is located at the seaside in Burnham on Sea. Has an award winning beach. Offers self-catering and half-board options.