Events in Somerset

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Events in Somerset in May, that lovely month in that lovely county. The Royal Bath & West Show is the centrepiece this month. The Abbey Hill Steam Rally is also a  highlights.

Somerset has many footpaths and cycleways in some very pretty countryside. The Mendips, Quantocks and the Somerset Levels plus many towns and villages makes for some great exploration.

Exford Village Green near the centre of Exmoor

Exford Village Green
close to the centre of Exmoor
Photograph © Richard Mascall


Abbey Hill Steam Rally is back. May Day Bank Holiday weekend. 28th April to 1st May. Yeovil Showground.

Helicopter Museum. Weston Heliport, Locking Road, Weston Super Mare.

Grassland UK is now triennial and the next one will be held at the Bath and West Showgrounds in 2024.

Bath Festivals from 17th to 26th May 2024. A delightful celebration of music and books.

Great Bristol 10 km run will be held on Sunday 19th May 2024. One of the most popular in the country.

Bath to Paris Sportive 2024 TBC. Two country cycling adventure,

Tour of Wessex Cyclosportive will be held on 27th to 29th May 2023. A true endurance test. 330 or 220 miles.

Royal Bath and West Show will be held on 30th to 1st June  2024 at The Showgrounds, Shepton Mallet.

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Butter Cross, Somerton

Butter Cross, Somerton
Photograph © Colin Smith

Somerton. Was at one time the county town of Somerset and of course the town gave its name to the county. That was long ago. It is a most pleasing town. Market Place has an attractive Butter Cross.

Yeovil set in a south east corner of Somerset. Famous for building helicopters. The pleasant Ninesprings Country Park is situated in the town. 

Shepton Mallet is a pretty town in the lovely Mendip Hills. If you are a caver this town would make a good base, for there are many in the area. Some places in the area are of special scientific interest. The local River Sheppey can flood. Shepton Mallet is a small town but it certainly has its fair share of listed buildings! The Bath & West Showgrounds are close by.

Exford right in the centre of Exmoor on the River Exe. Has a village green with surrounding shops. The village is famous for walking, fishing and horse riding. The village probably started life as a ford over the River Exe.

Bristol. One of the major cities of the south west and a major port for centuries. Strictly it is not in Somerset or for that matter in South Gloucestershire, but it borders both and governs itself. Bristol Airport is in North Somerset at Lulsgate nearby which makes Bristol a special starting place for visitors from overseas. The city is host to many festival and events throughout the year. 

Bath  One of the finest cities in the southwest. With its Abbey and the Spa and the lovely Georgian architecture it is a stunning place in itself. Hosts several festivals throughout the year. If you are visiting Bath allow plenty of time to enjoy the ambience and interest of the city.

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Other pages that may be of interest


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'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.

We reserve the right not to include events in Somerset that are not suitable for legal or other reasons.

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Gardens in Yeovil

Gardens in Yeovil
Photograph © Shazz

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Public Transport

National Express

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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National Rail Journey Planner.

For train journeys all over the United Kingdom connecting the places you want to go efficiently and quickly.

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Traveline is a very useful resource for public transport throughout Wessex, even local buses. In fact all over the United Kingdom.

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