Somerset Living

10 Reasons to live and work in Somerset


1. A beautiful landscape

From multi coloured fields to the varying dramatic coastline, to the meandering rivers and wetlands teaming with nature. Somerset is a landscape of hills, mumps and gorges, and the seasons bring a variety of different hues. There is a bit of everything in Somerset.

2. A better standard of living

Somerset is a relaxed place with warm friendly people. Weekends can be spent walking, cycling, eating in cosy village pubs, and much more. There is a great sense of community, open space to escape to and fresh air!

3. The place to raise a young family

Strong communities and lots of space allow children to explore freely and play in relative safety, which is much harder to achieve in more urban environments.

4. Beaches and coastline

There are many beaches on offer so there is always the perfect place to enjoy fish and chips by the sea, build a sandcastle, ride on a donkey and grab an ice cream.

5. Bath and Bristol

Culture, history and learning is what Bath is all about. The Roman baths and Bath Abbey are well known landmarks and the small city is made from beautiful bath stone Georgian architecture. There is a lot to do in Bath, from museums to spas, art galleries to sports grounds. There are also two universities. In Bristol, street performers, restaurants, bars, cafes, an aquarium and museums gives the city a unique buzz - there is a lot going on. The Clifton Suspension bridge is a well known landmark and the annual balloon festival attracts people from all over the world. The county town of Taunton is also nearby, the home to Somerset County Cricket Club.

6. Cider and cheese

Did you know that cider comes from Somerset? Most people do, however Cheddar cheese is also one of the regions most famous exports. 

7. Cheddar Gorge

An area of outstanding natural beauty and the largest gorge in England. At 400ft deep and 3 miles long, this amazing gorge was formed millions of years ago. Carved limestone rock, steep cliffs and the famous Cheddar Caves is a sight to behold.

8. Art and Sport

Theatres, music, dance and craft, Somerset has a lot of it. The world famous Glastonbury festival puts Somerset on the map.There are successful teams in all the major sports including rugby and cricket.

9. Quirks

Glastonbury Tor has long been a place of great mysticism, regarded by many as a deeply spiritual place. Glastonbury is an undeniably unique town as is Wells, England’s smallest city. 

10. Clarks Village

Just five minutes away from Millfield in the centre of Street, is Clarks Village. The designer shopping outlet has paved walkways, landscaped gardens, a restaurant terrace with indoor and outdoor dining, a choice of coffee shops and a large selection of discount designer and high street stores offering up to 60% off. It was established in 1993 on the site of the old C&J Clark factory buildings. In the 19th century Cyrus Clark started a business in sheepskin rugs, later joined by his brother James, who introduced the production of woollen slippers, boots and shoes.