Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
|West Somerset District|
Shown within Somerset
|Region:||South West England|
- Total (2002 est.)
49 / km²
|West Somerset District Council|
|Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|MPs:||Ian Liddell-Grainger, Adrian Flook|
West Somerset is a local government district in Somerset, England. Its council is based in Williton and Minehead. The Quantock Hills run down the centre of the district, which was the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty created in the UK, awarded 1956. Quantock Common is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The West Somerset Railway runs through most of the district, from Bishop's Lydeard in the south, to Minehead in the North West. The Railways runs steam trains and electric, and serves mainly tourists wanting a site seeing view of this very pleasant stretch of the South West. Exmoor National Park also starts on the Western edge of the area.
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