Autumn at Cossington Park-Somerset-in the orchard

Somerset is beautiful at any time of the year, but Autumn at Cossington Park is particularly so.

The grounds are transformed with stunning hues of bronze, gold, and red. Our rare Chinese Elm looks particularly fabulous at this time of year.

The trees in the orchard are laden with apples and Comice and Conference pears and guests may be treated to the sight of flocks of starlings swirling over from miles around on their way to their roosting grounds at the nearby Avalon Marshes nature reserves.

Even when the weather doesn’t favour walks around the grounds, there’s always lots to do inside. With open fires and thousands of books and DVDs, guests of all ages can simply tuck themselves up on a comfy sofa in front of the fire. There’s plenty of games to keep the children amused too!

If you want to venture further afield, there are also plenty of events and places to explore across Somerset in November.

Some of our favourite places to visit in Somerset

Avalon Marshes

A magical wetland landscape at the heart of the Somerset levels made up of reed beds, lakes and pools and numerous paths and trails. Visit to see spectacular starling murmurations, as well as thousands of overwintering ducks and waders.

Glastonbury Tor and Abbey

Glastonbury’s iconic Tor has amazing 360-degree views all the way over to Wales. A perfect place to walk with the family.

While you’re there, drop into the town’s famous Abbey – a peaceful retreat in the heart of the town with atmospheric ruins and 30 acres of beautiful grounds.

Cheddar Gorge

A picturesque limestone Gorge with astounding views and lots of wildlife. Take the cliff top walk of around 3 miles, try your hand at rock-climbing, or pop into the famous Cheddar Caves.

King’s Wood and Crook Peak

A great walk for all the family (and the dogs) through ancient woodland and up onto the Mendips. Fantastic far-reaching views across Somerset and over to Wales.

Parking is limited so an early visit is recommended.

Wells Cathedral

Situated at the heart of England’s smallest city, Wells Cathedral is a gothic gem and has been welcoming visitors and pilgrims for around 850 years.

Somerset Events in November

There are festivals and markets galore across Somerset in November. Here are just a few of our favourites.

Wells Artisan Christmas Market

6th – 7th November

An annual market held at the beautiful Bishop’s Palace in Wells. A fantastic place to start your Christmas shopping, with lots of local artisan stalls.

Wookey Hole Winter Wonderland

From 20th November  

A Christmas light spectacular in Wookey Hole’s famous caves with Christmas lights, Santa Claus, and Circus performers. A great day out for the children.

Hestercombe House Illuminate Christmas Garden trail

November dates – 27th & 28th November

See the stunning grounds of the National Trust’s historic Hestercombe House in a whole new light. With a colourful light display leading to Santa’s grotto and late-night shopping at Hestercombe’s gift shop.

Glastonbury Frost Fayre

November 27th until 7.00pm

Glastonbury’s unique Frost Fayre features lots of shopping opportunities, fantastic local food, live music, and Father Christmas. A great day out for all the family. Free entry to the Abbey all day, where you can pick up a mulled wine or a mince pie from the Café.