Three Somerset landmarks to see from the sky

Filed under: Tourism — Posted by: Mark Smith on October 20, 2015

Somerset is a county located in the South West of England. It is often referred to as The Land of Summer People, which is hardly surprising because the county is filled with glorious sandy beaches, seaside resorts and beautiful countryside, which makes it the perfect destination to visit when the sun is shining and the weather is warming up.

Of course, Somerset is also home to some of the most impressive landmarks in the country, and when it comes to viewing them, there is no more spectacular way to do so than from high up in a hot air balloon ride through blue skies.

If you do decide to go for a gentle hot air balloon ride through this fine county in the near future, here are some of the most stunning landmarks you should keep a keen eye-out for:

Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey is a former Benedictine monastery, which was built in the 7th century. It has undergone renovations in many periods since, which means that it is a unique mishmash of styles and designs that can only be fully appreciated when you have a 360-degree panoramic view from above, as you do when you take a hot air balloon ride in Somerset.

Glastonbury Tor

Loved by new age devotees and historians alike, Glastonbury Tor is a sight everyone should visit in their lifetime. The Tor is a large hill, which is topped by St Michael’s Tower, a Grade I listed building. The whole hill is a listed monument and a real piece of British history.

Cheddar Gorge

There is nothing so impressive as nature and Cheddar Gorge goes a long way to improving this. The site was created by melting glaciers during the ice age, and consists of imposing limestone cliffs, caves and a lot of crows. Your breath will well and truly be take away if you are lucky enough to fly over this site.