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Narrative History of the County of Somerset
by Brenda Ralph Lewis

S O M E R S E T

Modern Times

Fortunately, the basic character of Somerset has not been swept away on the tide of modernisation. Today, it remains, as it has always been, a mainly agricultural county. Consequently, Somerset into the 21st century is one of the few places where the unspoiled beauties of its countryside can still be enjoyed. Today, millions visit Somerset each year to admire the expanses of Exmoor, the lovely vale of Taunton, or the surreal fascinations of the Cheddar Caves, Gough's Cave and Wookey Hole. In many ways, Somerset has the best of both the modern world and the more leisurely centuries of the past. The M5 motorway and other roads ensure easy communications with the rest of England, the National Trust preserves historic sites, yet in its southwest corner Somerset still retains the rural ambience that calms the spirit and gratifies the soul.

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