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August events in Somerset

Holidays in Somerset have even more appeal when you get under the skin of local communities and eke out all the events going on throughout the county this August. Fun fairs and train rides, secret gardens and outdoor activities, there’s fun for all the family including the four-legged variety.

Things to do Katie Chown

August events in Dorset

Dig beneath the surface of Dorset to unearth a host of entertainment and things to do in August.

Things to do Katie Chown

The ultimate summer barbecue guide

Nothing says summer more than the sizzle of a barbecue in the summer sunshine. We’ve put together our top tips to make your next barbecue the best one yet.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

Places to eat in St Ives

From fresh St Ives crab to local baked pasties, barbecued burgers to fresh fish from the days catch, you'll find a myriad of choice on the cobbled streets of St Ives.

Classic Fodder Liz Arnell

Lyme Regis beach review

Follow Becky's fond memories of growing up by the sea in Lyme Regis as we explore this popular Dorset beach.

Places to Go Becky Bye

Exmouth beach review

Exmouth beach is ideal for a day of classic activities like sandcastle-building, paddling and eating ice creams.

Places to Go Philip Eley

St Ives beaches

Everyone knows St Ives but not everyone has been to all three local beaches. Here are our reasons why you should.

Places to Go Liz Arnell

Exploring Bedruthan Steps beach 

A golden, sandy beach on the north coast of Cornwall, entangled with a legend about a giant. This is a dog friendly place to go for a walk on the beach while enjoying the Cornish countryside.

Places to Go Abby D