Events in Somerset
June and July

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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

Events

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Dunster Castle

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June

37th Classic Car Show The Bristol Classic Car Show at the Royal Bath and West Showground will be held on 17th and 18th June 2017. 38th Show, the longest event of its kind in the UK.

Weston Air Festival 17th and 18th June 2017. There is a full weekend of air displays. Lots on the ground too. 

Glastonbury Festival Worthy Farm, Pilton, The festival will be held on 21st to 25th June 2017. Tickets sold out fast last year. This is THE one.


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July

RNAS Yeovilton Air Day    8th July 2017. 70th Show, been running since 1947! 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!!!

Festival of Archaeology  15th to 31th July 2017. Over 1000 events held all over this country that is so rich in prehistory.

Great Weston Ride will be held on Sunday 16th July 2017. 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.

Dunster Country Fair 26th July 2017. Dunster Castle. There are dog shows, equestrian events and so much more at this one of Somerset's premier country fairs.

Lions Club of Weston Super Mare Real Ale and Cider Festival will be held in Weston Super Mare on 28th to 30th July 2017.

Isleport Steam and Vintage Working Show 29th and 30th 2017. Isleport Farm, Isleport Lane, Highbridge. There is a unique collection of rare farm equipment, Vintage vehicles of all kinds.


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Places

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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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Other pages that may be of interest

Somerset

Events in South West England

Events in Devon

Events in Dorset

Events in Hampshire

Events on the Isle of Wight

Events in Wiltshire


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Anyone with events in Somerset who would like to list their event here please contact us via the Feedback form, we would love to hear from you. The event should have its own website so that our visitors can find you and obtain more information.

The events in Somerset should be capable of attracting crowds, large village fete size and above, similar to those listed here.

Our observations show that www.travelwessex.com's main visitors are those that love walking, cycling, horse riding and other like minded pursuits, but we welcome all attractions as we have many other visitors as well that we love to cater for. Posting events on this page is free.

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Useful Information

Accommodation

Hotels can be found locally from Wessex Hotels

There are some delightful cottages around the county. Probably one near where you would love to stay.

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Car Rentals

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!


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Why not travel by Coach

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!!!!


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Trains

Virgin Trains is an excellent main line railway.

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More Public Transport

Traveline is a very useful resource for public transport throughout Wessex, even local buses. There are other pages on Traveline for other parts of the country.


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