1 M-Shed, Bristol

Bristol’s flagship museum is dedicated to the city, taking in everything from the transatlantic slave trade to edgy street art.

2 Royal Crescent, Bath

In a city famous for its graceful arcs of Georgian terraces, this is the granddaddy of all crescents, an architectural tour de force with a magnificent vista.

3 Wells Cathedral

A gem of medieval masonry, not least for its richly ornamented west front, this Gothic monument is the centrepiece of England’s smallest city.

4 Cheddar Gorge

Impressive rockscape with a network of illuminated caves at its base; it’s an excellent starting point for wild walks in the Mendip Hills.

5 Glastonbury Abbey

These evocative and picturesque ruins are a fitting setting for a complexity of Christian legends and Arthurian myths.

6 Exploring Exmoor

Whether you choose to ride it, bike it or hike it, the rolling wilderness of Exmoor offers fine opportunities to experience the great outdoors. It’s dotted with beauty spots and offers terrific views from its cliffy coastline.

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