Somerset

Somerset is one of the 48 non-metropolitan and ceremonial counties of South West England, and is playing a very active role in economic growth, industrial development, and financial gain of the country. It is surrounded by the counties of Bristol and Gloucestershire to the north and it is bounded to the west by the River Severn wherein the small estuary of has many rivers streaming into it..

The traditional border of Somerset is The River Avon, but the administrative boundary has sneaked to the south due to the creation of the city of Bristol which is also expanding from this point. It is a rural county having many hills such as Blackdown Hills and Quantock hills. It also contributed to the rise of King Alfred the Great, and in the civil war that took place after the Roman times.

Agriculture and farming is the active industry in the county and it’s common for anyone to find sheep, cattle, goats, and cows roaming in the fields. Many notable dairy products are obtained from these farms such as wool, cheese, milk, curd and butter.

Apple orchards are also in abundance in the county and Somerset has become a name synonymous with producing a large amount of cider. The major sectors of employment are tourism, farming, manufacturing and healthcare and the unemployment rate is moderately lower here compared to other counties of England.

The extensive network of river, gorges, and caves maximise the beauty of the county. Popular and worth-seeing are the Ebber and Chedder gorge,s and some rivers in the county are the River Axe, the River Brue, the River Parrett, the River Sheppey, the River Tone, and the River Yeo. Central Somerset is occupied with a wetland area and there are also several moors in existance between the Quantock and the Mendip hills.