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A Trip through Somerset

Libby would love to take you on a tour of Somerset.

‘We’ll set out on one of Somerset’s beautiful late spring days, when the daylight lingers and the fields are green and full of sheep. Our visits will take all day, for there’s plenty to see.

We’ll tour the places mentioned in the stories, beginning with the lighthouse, just to check there’s no body underneath, then we’ll climb Glastonbury Tor to admire Somerset stretched out before us.

Once we’ve got our breath back after the climb we’ll drive on to England’s smallest cathedral in Wells, central to Murder at the Cathedral, and view its ancient chained library, one of only a dozen in the country. After coffee and cake in the cathedral tearoom, we could take our binoculars and go bird-watching at Ham Wall, where an unfortunate cyclist came to a sticky end in Murder on the Levels – and the police thought it might have been my chocolates that killed him.

We can enjoy a picnic by the river before driving out to West Somerset where Exmoor begins, to admire Gallox Bridge amidst the stunning countryside where a farmhand dies in Murder at the Bridge, before touring Dunster Castle and wishing we had more than one afternoon to spend on its myriad treasures.

Finally, we’ll drive east towards Bristol, park the car and walk across Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s spectacular Clifton Suspension Bridge, braving vertigo to gaze down into the depths of the Gorge where the Nursery Rhyme Killer in Murder at the Gorge disposed of a victim (and terrified me,) before returning, exhausted and hungry but happy, to our new Crumbs and Crusts Café in Exham for a well-earned cream tea.’

Click here to visit my interactive map of Somerset, with links to all these places.