Places to visit in Somerset & Dorset

Our local towns and cities have inspired artists for centuries. Our favourite local destinations feature seaside settlements and historic trails, taking in the historic city of Exeter and the infamous Cobb harbour of Lyme Regis, surely one of the must-see places to visit in Somerset.

Exeter city

Exeter City

50-min drive from Cricket St. Thomas, EX1 1EU
With free guided tours, underground passages, 900-year-old Cathedral, volcanic stone city wall and quayside gazing out over the river Exe, there’s more to Exeter than just retail therapy – although the shopping is pretty spectacular too.

Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis

27-min drive from Cricket St. Thomas, DT7 3HX
The Dorset town of Lyme Regis is notable for its fossil cliffs, stony and sandy beaches, and the iconic Cobb harbour, possibly the only landmark to be made famous by both Jane Austen and Meryl Streep. While there are some steep routes, there’s also plenty of easy walking to explore.

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