Caravan Sites, Caravan Parks and Campsites in Somerset

Somerset County is jam packed with things to do, people to see and places to explore. With 11,500 listed buildings, 523 Scheduled Monuments, 192 conservation areas, 41 parks and gardens, 36 English heritage sites and 19 National Trust sites caravanners and campers holidaying here will never get bored.

Full of rural country side (Exmoor National Park) and rolling hills (Blackdown Hills, Mendip Hills, Quantock Hills) and large flat expanses of land including the Somerset Levels otherwise known as the Somerset Moors, this countryside is secluded and beautiful. Take a momentum of your trip back to the caravan and have a go at traditional willow weaving – although it is not as extensive as it used to be, willow is still grown and weaved on the Somerset Levels and is commemorated at the Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre.

Other attractions that might catch the eye of caravan and camping enthusiasts include the West Somerset Railway, the museum of the Fleet Air Arm at RNAS Yeovilton, Barrington Court, Holnicote Estate, Prior Park Landscape Garden and Tintinhull Garden, Clevedon Court, Fyne Court, Montacute House and Tyntesfield as well as Stembridge Tower Mill, which happens to be the last remaining thatched windmill in England.

Given extreme-camping a go, as Somerset is also home to Glastonbury music festival. The area also has a interesting history- Glastonbury town of has mythical associations, including tales about a visit by the young Jesus of and links to the Holy Grail, King Arthur, and Camelot – some even think that Camelot is actually Cadbury Castle, an old Iron Age hill fort. During World War II, Somerset saw a number of decoy towns constructed to protect Bristol and other towns during night bombers. Designed to mirror the geometry of the blacked out streets and railway lines these decoy towns were used to encourage bombers away from the real targets, and several of these decoys were hit.

Another important aspect of Somerset’s history are the extensive network of caves, including Wookey Hole, underground rivers, and gorges, including the Ebbor Gorge and Cheddar Gorge. Cheddar Gorge and Cheddar caves have some show caves that are open to visitors – see if you can find any human remains, just don’t take them back to the caravan or tent. Britain’s oldest complete human skeleton, nicknamed the Cheddar Man was found in Gough Cave at Cheddar Gorge- there is an exact exhibited in the "Cheddar Man and the Cannibals" museum in Cheddar village.

Map of Caravan Sites and Caravan Parks in Somerset