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August 31, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments Email Email


South West Outdoor Festival – 8 – 10 September.

Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, BS40 7XR.

A weekend long event that celebrates the great outdoors. With guest speakers and skills sessions where you can learn the art of, orienteering, bush craft sessions and food foraging there is something for everyone. There will also be sporting activities such as caving and kayaking, trail running and live music from Tamsin Quin and Kid Conventional.

For more information visit www.visitsomerset.co.uk and www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events.

Night at Glastonbury Abbey – 8 September.

Glastonbury Abbey, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9EL.

After being shortlisted for Small Event of the Year at the National Outdoor Event Association Awards, this event is set to be even bigger than last year. There will be lights and live music available all set against the spectacularly lit Glastonbury Abbey!

For more information visit www.visitsomerset.co.uk.

The Flying Scotsman – 9 – 12 September.

West Somerset Railway, The Railway Station, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton, Somerset, TA24 3RU.

Somerset will be visited by the recently restored Flying Scotsman this September and the iconic steam engine will be hauling some very special trains for journeys between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead.

For more information visit www.visitsomerset.co.uk.

*Dates for the Diary*

Yeovil Literary Festival – 26 – 29 October.

The Octagon theatre, Hendford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1UX.

C:\Users\rebec\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Content.Word\How to be Champion.jpgIn its fifth year, the Yeovil Literary Festival is quickly becoming the leading literary festival in the South West, with last year’s event welcoming over 4,700 people. The Festival has already confirmed some of the big names who will be attending include, Sarah Millican, Jeremy Vine and Suzi Quatro just to name a few!

For more information visit www.visitsomerset.co.uk and www.yeovilliteraryfestival.co.uk.

Have a look at some of the places to stay in Somerset and Exmoorduring your visit…


Pennycott – Minehead, Somerset. Sleeps 8.

A detached pet-friendly cottage with two sitting rooms, four large bedrooms (two King sized, two twin), two bathrooms, an enclosed garden and courtyard with BBQ facilities, and off-road parking for one car.

Enjoy a 7 night stay from 9 – 16 September for £702.

16 – 23 September for £605

23 – 30 September for £639

For more information visit www.sykescottages.co.uk.

The Dog House – Sparkhayes Lane, Porlock, Exmoor, TA24 8NE. Sleeps 9.

This recently renovated Edwardian house is equipped with four large bedrooms and bathrooms, a large open plan living area with wood burner, a spacious dining area that seats eight people and a fully walled garden.

Enjoy a 7 night stay from 9 – 16 September for £925

16 – 23 September for £925

23 – 30 September for £925

For more information visit www.homeaway.com.

Cow Cottage – Somerton, Somerset, TA11 7NG. Sleeps 4.

A characterful stone cottage which has two bedrooms both with TV’s, a lounge with a wood burner, an enclosed garden area and welcomes up to two pets.

Enjoy a 7 night stay from 8 – 15 September for £600  6 – 13 October for £433

For more information visit www.holidaycottages.co.uk.

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