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Scenic Somerset

Ten top churches in Somerset for you to visit and discover the county's rich and sacred heritage.

Think of Somerset churches and Wells Cathedral, Bath or Glastonbury Abbeys are probably top of your list. But off the beaten track is a delicious chocolate box of villages, all with amazing churches to visit and explore.

Somerset is also famous for its tall, square towers, built in three distinct stages, adorned with buttresses and statues, and the local speciality, carved figures known as hunky punks! 

Read on and plan which churches to visit, then book a weekend break to Somerset and start your journey of discovery.

Every church has a story to tell.

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St Beuno, Culbone

With its unusual dedication, to a 6th century saint from north Wales, this is usually considered to be the smallest church in England, set in a secluded wooded combe.

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St Andrew, Mells

In a picturesque village is a picturesque church, with a west tower that is beautifully decorated with Perpendicular carvings.

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