When thinking of Somerset, one pictures scrumptious strawberries at picnics, open-sandy beaches and natural beauty in abundance. Sprinkle in its deep history, winding cobbled streets and beautiful accommodation such as our self catering holiday lets, it becomes clear as to why people want to live and raise families here. So, which famous people were lucky enough to be born and bred in the jewel of the South West?

Mary Berry

The TV star and British food writer was born in Bath, Somerset, and is arguably the nation’s most-adored food show host, thanks to her loveable performances on the Great British Bake Off.

Jenson Button

The British F1 racing driver and former FIA F1 world champion grew up in Frome, a piece of ‘proper’ Somerset with historic buildings and culture packed into a charming historic town.

Maisie Williams

The award-winning actress was born in Bristol, Somerset, attending Norton Hill school. More commonly know for her dagger-wielding TV character ‘Arya Stark’, the Game of Thrones star is now a fan-favourite personality on the show which is aired all over the world.

John Cleese

The Monty Python co-founder was born in Weston-Super-Mare in 1939, and has a decorated career as a producer, screenwriter, comedian and actor, staring in two James Bond films, two Harry Potter films and the last three movies of the Shrek saga, to name just a few.

Dame Jacqueline Wilson

The author of the hugely popular Tracy Beaker books and TV series was born in Bath in 1945.

Russell Howard

Presenter of popular TV show ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’ and guest star on a collection of other comedy shows, the Bristol-born joker is quickly becoming one of the country’s favourite comedians.

Harry Patch

Also known as ‘the last fighting Tommy’, Harry Patch was the last British soldier alive who served in the trenches during World War Two. He grew up in the quaint village suburb of Combe Down in Bath, but sadly passed away in July 2009.

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