Somerset is a county in South West England that borders Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset and Devon. Home to two fantastic cities, Bath and Wells, and the county town of Taunton, plus plenty of quaint country towns and villages, it has a population of around 965,000 people.
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Bath was voted the best place to live in the UK in 2022
There are 75 schools rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted in Somerset, as well as 3 universities
Somerset is packed with green open spaces including the fantastic Somerset levels
Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
The county is awash with culture, including hosting the world famous Glastonbury festival
WHY SOMERSET IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
Somerset is a fantastic county to live in, so it’s no surprise that more and more people are choosing to call it home. The population is set to hit the 1 million mark imminently, with popular places to live including the county town, Taunton, as well as Yeovil and the two cities in the county, Bath and Wells. Families with school age children will be pleased to know that there are 75 schools in the county rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted, whilst 90% of the schools in Somerset are rated as “Good” or higher. There are also three universities in Somerset; Bath Spa University, the University of Bath and the University of the West of England.
As well as great schools, families with children won’t be disappointed with all Somerset has to offer. The county is awash with green open space and rolling hills, including Blackdown Hills, Mendip Hills, Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park. The Somerset Levels also bring some beautiful flat ground to the county too.
Somerset is a county known for its culture, history and heritage. Bath is world renowned for its Georgian architecture and UNESCO World Heritage Status, while the Glastonbury music festival is the most famous in the UK and arguably the world. Other cultural festivals in the county include The Royal Bath & West Show, Wells Literature Festival and Frome Festival. Somerset is also home to 11,500 listed buildings and 532 scheduled monuments, as well as 36 English Heritage Sites and 19 National Trust Sites.
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Somerset enjoys great transport links to connect it with the rest of the UK. Both the M5 and the A38 ensure the Midlands, Wales and the North are easy to access, while the South and East can be reached via the A303, A37 and A39. If you want to travel on the train, both Taunton and Yeovil railway stations have direct services into London Paddington, and for air travel both Bristol and Exeter airports are easy to reach via the M5.
If you want to call Somerset home, you'll find a range of new build homes in Somerset for sale with Wain Homes.
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