Somerset is a scenic, coastal county in the south-west of England. Containing large towns such as Yeovil and Ilchester as well as the cities of Bath and Wells, Somerset also features a range of smaller villages and coastal locations. Having been occuped by the Romans, Somerset later became an important area for sheep rearing. Modern-day Somerset can offer a range of different living styles, from the peaceful countryside to bustling city life to those looking for gorgeous sea views. With such varied landscapes, it is unsurprising that Somerset can offer something to everyone to see and do. The zoos and aquariums of the city are perfect for days out with the kids during the long summer holidays, whilst the county's many sandy beaches provide excellent places to both relax and explore. Lovers of the great outdoors can explore the mysterious Exmoor or the rolling Somerset countryside, whilst historians can visit the county's many historic homes and museums, such as Montacute House and the Roman Baths in Bath. Towns such as Glastonbury and Portishead can offer fantastic shopping of both high-street brands as well as boutiques and independent shops, whilst foodies can visit the range of excellent restaurants throughout the county or any one of the town's fantastic markets. Such a varied county provides many different properties for sale- from spacious apartments in purpose-built complexes to perfect family homes to cottages set in the gorgeous countryside and everything in between.