Somerset

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Somerset ( or locally ; archaically, Somersetshire) is a county in South West England which borders Gloucestershire and Bristol to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east and Devon to the south-west.wikipedia
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South West England

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Somerset ( or locally ; archaically, Somersetshire) is a county in South West England which borders Gloucestershire and Bristol to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east and Devon to the south-west.
It is the largest in area, covering 9200 sqmi, and consists of the counties of Bristol, Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Wiltshire, as well as the Isles of Scilly.

Wiltshire

County of WiltshireWiltshire, EnglandCounty of Wilts
Somerset ( or locally ; archaically, Somersetshire) is a county in South West England which borders Gloucestershire and Bristol to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east and Devon to the south-west.
It is landlocked and borders the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

Devon

DevonshireDevon, EnglandCounty of Devon
Somerset ( or locally ; archaically, Somersetshire) is a county in South West England which borders Gloucestershire and Bristol to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east and Devon to the south-west.
It is part of South West England, bounded by Cornwall to the west, Somerset to the north east, and Dorset to the east.

Taunton

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Somerset's county town is Taunton.
Taunton is a large town in Somerset, England.

Bristol

Bristol, EnglandCity of BristolBristol, UK
Somerset ( or locally ; archaically, Somersetshire) is a county in South West England which borders Gloucestershire and Bristol to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east and Devon to the south-west.
Bristol received a royal charter in 1155 and was historically divided between Gloucestershire and Somerset until 1373 when it became a county of itself.

Dorset

DorsetshireDorset, EnglandCounty of Dorset
Somerset ( or locally ; archaically, Somersetshire) is a county in South West England which borders Gloucestershire and Bristol to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east and Devon to the south-west.
Covering an area of 2653 km2, Dorset borders Devon to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east, and Hampshire to the east.

Blackdown Hills

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Somerset is a rural county of rolling hills, the Blackdown Hills, Mendip Hills, Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park, and large flat expanses of land including the Somerset Levels.
The Blackdown Hills are a range of hills along the Somerset-Devon border in south-western England, which were designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1991.

Quantock Hills

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Somerset is a rural county of rolling hills, the Blackdown Hills, Mendip Hills, Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park, and large flat expanses of land including the Somerset Levels.
The Quantock Hills west of Bridgwater in Somerset, England, consist of heathland, oak woodlands, ancient parklands and agricultural land.

Exmoor

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Somerset is a rural county of rolling hills, the Blackdown Hills, Mendip Hills, Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park, and large flat expanses of land including the Somerset Levels.
Exmoor is loosely defined as an area of hilly open moorland in west Somerset and north Devon in South West England.

Somerset Levels

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Somerset is a rural county of rolling hills, the Blackdown Hills, Mendip Hills, Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park, and large flat expanses of land including the Somerset Levels. The Somerset Levels—specifically dry points at Glastonbury and Brent Knoll— also have a long history of settlement, and are known to have been settled by Mesolithic hunters.
]]The Somerset Levels are a coastal plain and wetland area of Somerset, England, running south from the Mendips to the Blackdown Hills.

Bristol Channel

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It is bounded to the north and west by the Severn Estuary and the Bristol Channel, its coastline facing southeastern Wales.
The Bristol Channel (Môr Hafren) is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from Devon and Somerset in South West England.

Bath, Somerset

BathBath, EnglandCity of Bath
The city of Bath is famous for its Georgian architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Bath is the largest city in the county of Somerset, England, known for its Roman-built baths.

Gloucestershire

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Somerset ( or locally ; archaically, Somersetshire) is a county in South West England which borders Gloucestershire and Bristol to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east and Devon to the south-west.
Gloucestershire borders Herefordshire to the north west, Wiltshire to the south, Bristol and Somerset to the south west, Worcestershire to the north, Oxfordshire to the east, Warwickshire to the north east, and the Welsh county of Monmouthshire to the west.

Somerton, Somerset

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Somerset's name derives from Old English Sumorsǣte, short for Sumortūnsǣte, meaning "the people living at or dependent on Sumortūn (Somerton)".
Somerton is a town and civil parish in the English county of Somerset.

Glastonbury

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The Somerset Levels—specifically dry points at Glastonbury and Brent Knoll— also have a long history of settlement, and are known to have been settled by Mesolithic hunters.
Glastonbury is a town and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated at a dry point on the low-lying Somerset Levels, 23 mi south of Bristol.

Sumorsaete

Sumorsǣte
Somerset's name derives from Old English Sumorsǣte, short for Sumortūnsǣte, meaning "the people living at or dependent on Sumortūn (Somerton)".
The Sumorsaete were an Anglo-Saxon group living in what is now Somerset, presumably around the town of Somerton.

Badgworth

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Some modern names are Brythonic in origin, such as Tarnock, while others have both Saxon and Brythonic elements, such as Pen Hill.
Badgworth is a village and civil parish in the Sedgemoor district of Somerset, England, 2 mi south west of Axbridge.

Wookey Hole Caves

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Some caves continued to be occupied until modern times, including Wookey Hole.
Wookey Hole Caves are a series of limestone caverns, a show cave and tourist attraction in the village of Wookey Hole on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills near Wells in Somerset, England.

Cheddar, Somerset

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The Saxon royal palace in Cheddar was used several times in the 10th century to host the Witenagemot.
Cheddar is a large village and civil parish in the Sedgemoor district of the English county of Somerset.

Cheddar Man

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Bones from Gough's Cave have been dated to 12,000 BC, and a complete skeleton, known as Cheddar Man, dates from 7150 BC.
Cheddar Man is a human male fossil found in Gough's Cave in Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England.

Chew Stoke

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A variety of Roman remains have been found, including Pagans Hill Roman temple in Chew Stoke,
Chew Stoke is a small village and civil parish in the Chew Valley, in Somerset, England, about 8 mi south of Bristol.

Brent Knoll

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The Somerset Levels—specifically dry points at Glastonbury and Brent Knoll— also have a long history of settlement, and are known to have been settled by Mesolithic hunters.
Brent Knoll is a 137 m hill on the Somerset Levels, in Somerset, England.

Stanton Drew stone circles

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The exact age of the henge monument at Stanton Drew stone circles is unknown, but it is believed to be Neolithic.
The Stanton Drew stone circles are just outside the village of Stanton Drew in the English county of Somerset.

County town

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Somerset's county town is Taunton.

HM Prison Shepton Mallet

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Somerset contains HM Prison Shepton Mallet, which was England's oldest prison still in use prior to its closure in 2013, having opened in 1610.
HMP Shepton Mallet, sometimes known as Cornhill, is a former prison located in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England.