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Market Towns

These towns bustle with events and activities, quirky characters, independent shops and street markets.

You'll find a warm welcome in our towns from friendly butchers and bakers, florists, ironmongers, cobblers and newsagents. Off the main street, you can track down the unconventional and antiquated: specialist hobbies like postcard and stamp-collecting or second-hand books and model-making.

Somerset is strong on renew, re-use and recycle. See what treasures you can unearth and put back into use. Some of our local post offices are in very pretty buildings. Pop to Castle Cary, Martock or Wincanton to find out.

Market Towns