Traditional Somerset

As the place where you and your business can grow, Somerset offers the perfect balance between preserving traditional values in life and business and succeeding in the fast-moving 21st Century.

Delicious food and drink are vital elements of traditional Somerset life and our 8,500 farmers and food producers make up the largest number in the UK.

We have 23 farmers’ markets; 13 independent breweries; at least 37 commercial cider makers and more than 20 cheese producers.

Taste our food and drink and you get an idea of the bounty of the county – and just how good it is to live and work in Somerset.

Somerset has a proud heritage and thriving community, based around 20 thriving market towns with populations ranging from Taunton (58,000), to Langport (1,000). All offer a compact working environment and community and choice of leisure activities.

Surrounding them is a network of picturesque rural villages and hamlets, each supporting an active community and numerous small businesses.

The historic city of Wells with its striking cathedral and the ancient abbey at Glastonbury attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year who recognise the real value of traditional and culture.

Somerset’s traditional landscape and architectural heritage has always been an inspiration to those lucky enough to be living and working in the county.