Take a scenic ride on an historic steam train. Explore pretty coastal villages. Visit dramatic Cheddar Gorge. See caves at Wookey Hole. Explore the ancient castle at Dunster. Tour historic houses. Take a 4 wheel drive safari across Exmoor.
The West Somerset Railway www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk offers 20 miles of heritage railway through stunning Somerset countryside and coast. Take the steam train to the pretty harbour village of Watchet, visit the art galleries and indulge in local ice cream. Hop off at Stogumber station and take the return footpath to Crowcombe Heathfield. At Minehead visit the farmers market, or walk up north hill to explore the stunning Exmoor scenery. Have lunch at Blue Anchor and promenade the beach.
Barle Valley Safaris offer family run wildlife safaris over remote Exmoor. www.exmoorwildlifesafaris.co.uk Pick up a half or full-day tour from Dunster for 3 hours. During the summer months an evening tour can be arranged.
Dunster Castle nationaltrust.org.uk is an ancient castle and comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens. The castle often hosts falconry displays, a large summer fair and show, and outdoor theatre.
Other national trust properties well worth visiting include Arlington Court, Montecute, Killerton, Barrington Court and Knightshayes.