Beautiful Somerset


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Beautiful Somerset takes the reader on a photographic tour around this region, in doing so encompassing a fairly liberal view of what constitutes ‘Somerset’. The book covers not just one county, but three (Somerset itself, North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset) plus the adjacent city of Bristol.

Starting with a general chapter that gives an overview of the region, this book then follows with a series of photosessays that each in turn showcases the most beautiful and exciting places and events across the region.

Places visited range from the high hills of Exmoor, the Quantocks and the Mendips to the low-lying marshes of the Somerset Levels, to the modern and historic architecture of Bristol, Bath and Wells. Also highlighted are a few of the region’s traditional skills, most notably cider-making, plus willow cultivation and craftwork. Featured annual events include Bristol’s famous Balloon Fiesta, the Bridgwater Carnival, and the Bath and West Show.

Beautiful Somerset makes a wonderful photographic souvenir of this lovely region, for both visitors and residents alike.

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No of pages: 80

Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm (portrait)

No of photos: 200

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 26.0 × 21.0 × 0.6 cm


2 reviews for Beautiful Somerset

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
3 December 2020

This book is not just about Somerset but one that takes in the adjacent areas to give you a wonderful ‘flavour’ of this beautiful County. As usual the Light & Composition of each photograph are stunning just on their own and will take you on a journey, you’ll want to explore yourself sometime. Nigel’s knowledge is conveyed in each chapter making this a great book to own and to add to the others in this collection.

Laurence Dunkley
Rated 5.0 out of 5
30 November 2020

The third in Nigel’s series of County Portrait books follows the style of the previous volumes with an introduction to the region, followed by a more detailed look at five major areas. Although present day Somerset is smaller than formerly, the book includes Bristol and Bath, as well as south Somerset. You will find stunning images and informative text are the basis of the book. It is excellent value and a worthy addition to the Portrait Series.

Ian Pusey