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Somerset is a rural ceremonial county in the South West of England, enjoying a large coastal border to the west and shared borders with Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon and Bristol. The county boasts some of the country's finest landscapes, with rolling hills and vast expanses of flat land, known as the Somerset Levels. This landscape has lent itself to a historical and modern agricultural industry, with cattle and sheep farming a major component. There are 917,100 people living in Somerset, and the population growth in the county is higher than the average rate across the nation. The county town is Taunton, although the historic city of Bath has a larger population. Somerset also has a thriving tourist industry with many historic landmarks in the county, such as the Glastonbury Tor, famous for the connection to the legendary King Arthur, the beautiful Wells Cathedral and the general serenity of the countryside. Find your new home in Somerset today.