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Events in Somerset in June and July conjures up delightful images of festivals, country fairs, the Glastonbury Festival, air shows and outdoor events of all kinds. National Trust and English Heritage open their properties. Walks, cycle rides, horseriding in the countryside beckon us all
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Royal Bath and West Show will be held on 1st to 4th June 2016. at The Showgrounds, Shepton Mallet.
37th Classic Car Show The Bristol Classic Car Show at the Royal Bath and West Showground will be held on 1th Jun and 19th June 2016. Link now broken as it is a past event. 38th next June!
Weston Air Festival 18th and 19 June 2016. There is a full weekend of air displays. Lots on the ground too.
Glastonbury Festival Worthy Farm, Pilton, The festival will be held on 22nd to 26th June 2016. Tickets sold out fast last year. This is THE one.
Antiques and Collectors Fair Bath & West Showgrounds 1st to 3rd July 2016.
Festival of Archaeology 16th to 31st July 2016. Over 1000 events held all over this country that is so rich in prehistory.
RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2nd July 2016. The Royal Navy's premier air show. Amazing, spectacular flying displays to boggle the mind of even the experienced viewer/s!!!! Fast jets, historic planes, helicopters etc. Wow!!!
Mendips Sportive will
be held on Sunday 2nd July 2016. The venue is Strode College Sport Centre, Church Road, Street. Claimed to be the UK's best and most unique summer
sportive. The challenging climbs will be rewarded with some great views.
The epic route is 97 miles and standard 73 miles, short 54 miles.
Great Weston Ride will be held on Sunday 17th July 2016. The cycle ride is 56 miles from Bristol to Weston Super Mare across the Mendip Hills and over the Somerset Levels. Lovely part of Somerset. Entries now open. It would be a good idea to get in quick, sold out early last year.
Lions Club of Weston Super Mare Real Ale and Cider Festival will be held in Weston Super Mare on 29th to 31st July 2016.
Isleport Steam and Vintage Working Show 26th and 27th 2016. Isleport Farm, Isleport Lane, Highbridge. There is a unique collection of rare farm equipment, Vintage vehicles of all kinds.
Dunster Country Fair 27th July 2016. Dunster Castle. There are dog shows, equestrian events and so much more at this one of Somerset's premier country fairs.
Exmoor Explorer 31st July 2016. Not a race, but a non-competitive, sell-out cross-country event, offering 500 riders multiple distance options.
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Shepton Mallet. It might be a small rural town, but it is a tourist hotspot. Home of the Bath & West Showgrounds, that most popular of showgrounds in the south west and the town is also a gateway to the lovely green hills of Somerset, the Mendips. The footpath East Mendip Way passes the town.
Weston Super Mare famous for its wide beach that goes out to sea a long way. Not much fun further out as it changes from a pleasant, safe, sandy beach to a muddy dangerous mess. The Grand Pier has recently been rebuilt after a fire. The town itself is a congenial Victorian town of grey stone with plenty of accommodation and good shopping, Beach lawns make the place most attractive.
Pilton on the edge of the Somerset Levels and the site of the Glastonbury Festival. It is a small rural village that apparently as legend goes was where Joseph of Arimathea landed in Britain. The village was on a tidal lake those days.
Yeovilton, home to RNAS Yeovilton and the Fleet Air Arm Museum which is open all year round. The village is not far away from the Exeter to Lincoln Fosse Way, Yeovilton Weir is an attractive area.
Highbridge is a little market town on the Somerset Levels. the Brue Estuary Path which is part of Sustrans NCN 33 runs through Highbridge.
Dunster is in the Exmoor National Park and on the Bristol Channel coast, not far from Minehead. Dunster Park and Heathlands are an Area of Scientific Interst. Dunster Castle overlooks the village from its perch on a steep hill. Nowadays the Castle is operated by the National Trust.
Taunton, the county town, looks back to its heritage and forward to its future. It is a lovely town and won the Britain in Bloom Award in 2008 which was well deserved. The County Cricket Club and Taunton Race course live here. Beautiful Vivary Park hosts the Taunton Flower Show.
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There are some delightful cottages around the county. Probably one near where you would love to stay.
Want a cute car? Large car? Small car? Whatever you need you will find it here. You will probably find your favourite car hire firm here and Car Rentals do not add a penny to their price for looking all over for you!
If you do decide the leave the car at home and help the environment too, why not go National Express They run coaches all over the country. Some pretty good fares too.
Just imagine - sit back and relax, no hassling with the traffic!!!
Do you know that you can book on your mobile phone and they will send the ticket as a text!!!!
Virgin Trains is an excellent main line railway.