Somerset is a county in South West England. The main town of Somerset is Taunton. There are two cities in Somerset Bath and Wells. Somerset is perhaps best known for its festivals such as the world famous event at Glastonbury but if it is peace and quiet you are after there are the wild moors and dark skies of our National Park, Exmoor to consider or the mysterious Somerset Levels where you can cycle or stroll and literally see for miles. Among the essential things to do in Somerset is to sample the cider that has been synonymous with Somerset for centuries and taste the UKs most popular cheese, Cheddar in the place that gave it its name.