Living in Somerset

Somerset affords all you need in order to live life to the full. Bordered by Gloucestershire to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east and Devon to the south-west, the county has a rich and diverse history. Evidence of human occupation within the area dates back to Palaeolithic times. And many settlements date back to the Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods. Today, the area is well regarded for its dynamic business community and range of leisure activities. Plus, with the perfect mix of cities and towns, your every lifestyle requirement can be met.

Discover eclectic shopping, from large chain to small boutiques, and everything in between. There's also regular farmers markets, which allow you to source the finest local goods and food! The area is home to many world renown hotels and spas, providing the perfect spot to relax and unwind, close a business deal, or treat a loved one to an unforgeable treat!

There's also every imaginable sporting opportunity on offer, from County Cricket to International Rugby, Football and traditional country pursuits. Should you be more of an artsy type, the area is home to England's oldest continually used theatre, as well as a multitude of art galleries, and many live concert venues.

If you're relocating to the area, start with our guides of popular towns and cities. Each guide is designed to give you a mini-tour as well as a taste of the lifestyle afforded by that locale. From a brief history; to schooling, leisure and shopping. Also included is an overview of the types and styles of properties in that area. Discover your new life, living in Somerset!