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Secret Somerset and Exmoor

Explore hidden gems and lesser known places

50 'Secret' places to visit


Maps and Tools to Download

Explore our interactive map and download the Secret Map checklist, which you can pin to your fridge, ticking each secret off as you go. Also download our new suggested itineraries for days out.

Interactive Map for larger screens (links to secrets-map web page)

Interactive Map for smaller screens (opens in new window - perfect for using on smartphones)

Download the Secret Map Checklist (put it on your fridge and tick them off!)


DOWNLOAD our new Itineraries for great Secret Days Out ideas:

Active Itinerary

Culture Itinerary

Heritage Itinerary

Nature Itinerary


Discover quirky things to do

Somerset and Exmoor are holiday destinations that are renowned for great scenery and wildlife, fascinating heritage and culture, and places perfect for outdoor activities.However, visitors to the area often miss many of the best kept secrets.

Following a hugely successful public engagement campaign on social media, which led to hundreds of suggestions from people across the country, we've selected 50 secret places for you to visit. These make for perfect days out or by selecting a few, a really fascinating short break or holiday.

Discover our maps below, and find out more information about each of the secrets under the four themed categories: Active, Culture, Heritage and Nature.


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