One of the best things about of being on holiday is enjoying the sights, landscapes, and places of interest that you don’t get to appreciate while at home. Here at Lakeview Holiday Cottages in Somerset, we put together a guide of our favourite places to visit if you’re in search of a breath-taking view during your Somerset holiday.

Exmoor National Park

Exmoor is largely recognised as one of the UK’s most impressive landscapes, and we couldn’t agree more. With its massive open moorlands and stunning coastline, shaped by people and nature over the course a thousand years, this national park is a fantastic place to visit for any holiday or weekend break in Somerset.

Glastonbury Tor

This enigmatic hill near Glastonbury holds both real and mythical history, and is said to be the home of Gwyn ap Nudd, Lord of the Underworld and the King of Fairies! Whether or not this is true, the hill is a grand sight to see, and provides a view that’s nothing short of stunning when you reach the top. See the much talked about terraces on the way up, and witness the stone Church of St. Michael that was built in the 1300s and is treasured as a grade I building today.

Brean Down Fort

If you’re staying a few days in Somerset accommodation, why not take a trip to Brean Down Fort, located just nine miles south of Weston-super-Mare. As a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Scheduled Ancient Monument, the fort holds a great deal of historical value and is protected by the National Trust. Sitting at the far end of Brean Down, the fort sits on a piece of land jutting out over a mile into the Bristol Channel, and is definitely worth a visit for the sightseers out there!

Cheddar Gorge

At 400ft deep and three miles long, Cheddar Gorge is England’s largest gorge. It features a stunning cliff-top walk, providing sights of the gorge and its surroundings, as well as caves in which prehistoric man is said to have once lived. For impressive sights both high and low, accompanied by an atmosphere of prehistoric history, Cheddar Gorge is the place to visit during your Somerset holiday!

If you’re considering a trip to see the sights of Somerset, you’re likely seeking a place to stay. Call Lakeview holiday Cottages today on 01278 661 584 or 07714 257 940 to discuss self catering accommodation in Somerset. Alternatively you can email us at, or fill in our online contact form.

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