The county of Somerset is situated in South West England and shares borders with Bristol and Gloucestershire to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Sorset to the southeast and Devon to the southwest. The coast of the English Channel and the estuary of the River Severn also bound the county. The county town of Somerset is Taunton and the county has a population of over 912,000 people. Somerset is considered a rural county of natural parks and open spaces. Mendip Hills, Quantock Hills and the Exmoor National Park are three of the largest natural spaces in the county. House prices in Somerset are below the national average at £201,000. The abundance of space in the county means larger cottages and detached houses are frequently available. The average price for a detached house is £298,000. The average price for a semi-detached house is £192,000 and average monthly rental costs for a property are £694. more
Unemployment in Somerset is lower than the national average with the majority of employees working in the retail, manufacturing and tourism sectors. Agriculture is a major contributor to the county’s economy. The county produces high volumes of willow for basketry, wool as well as a variety of different cheeses, most notably Cheddar. Somerset is perhaps most famous for it’s production of cider, from the many orchards visible throughout the land.
Over 9 million tourist visit Somerset each year. The unique combination of natural scenery, together with the fascinating history provides welcome weekend breaks from the larger towns and cities. The village of Pilton regularly holds Glastonbury Festival, one of the most famous music festivals in the world. Over 140,000 music lovers flock into the area, spending the weekend listening to some of the world’s top music performers.
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|Largest County City:||Bath|
|Population density:||219 / km²|