Sweet Somerset - perfect weekend escape. An apple's throw from Bristol - 3 hours from London with the wind behind you - Somerset is ripe for a weekend break. You have Exmoor to the west, the Mendips to the east, the rolling Quantocks in between, and history in bucketfuls: Bath, Bristol, Glastonbury, Wells. The seaside resorts may be nothing to write home about but Sand Point and Brean Down, thrusting their windswept selves into the Bristol Channel south of Weston, are spectacular. As for the big apple, it's gone organic: Somerset cider rules.