The peace and tranquility offered through breathtaking landscapes and Ham stone villages make history-steeped Somerset a popular bolt-hole for the rich and famous.

However, it has also been home to lots of children who at the time were unknown, but would one day grow up to be celebrities.

From actors to musicians, journalist to TV personalities, educational facilities throughout the county have taught many youngsters who would one day grace the big and small screens.

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10 celebrities who went to school in Somerset

Sarah Parish

Actor Sarah Parish is best known for her work on television series including Peak Practice, Cutting It, Doctor Who, W1A, Bancroft and Broadchurch

Born in Yeovil, she was educated at the local Preston School and Yeovil College.

Acting from an early age, the 54-year-old believes her first stage appearance was a pantomime in Tintinhull, later attending Yeovil Youth Theatre.

Ella Eyre

Singer/songwriter Ella Eyre is known for her collaborations with Rudimental, DJ Fresh and with Sigala.

Born and raised in West London, the 28-year-old trained as a competitive swimmer before she began singing professionally.

Educated at Millfield School she says she only went there thanks to a "massive swimming scholarship".

Alexandra "Binky" Felstead

Best know for her appearances in Made in Chelsea, Alexandra "Binky" Felstead studied A-level art and photography at Taunton School.

The 32-year-old has also appeared in celebrity versions of shows including The 100k Drop, Celebs go Dating and The Crystal Maze.

Kris Marshall

You might recognise stage and screen actor Kris Marshall from shows such as My Family, Citizen Khan and Death in Paradise. He was also the face of a well-known series of adverts for BT.

Rom Com fans will also remember the actor for his role in the 2003 classic film Love Actually.

Born in Bath, the 49-year-old was educated at Wells Catherdral School, following in the footsteps of one of Somerset’s most famous sons, Glastonbury Festival creator, Michael Eavis.

Dominic Wood

Better known as one half of the double act Dick and Dom, Dominic Wood is an entertainer, magician and presenter.

At one point the youngest member of The Magic Circle, Wood's first official appearance on television was on CBBC's Friday afternoon children's programme Friday Zone in 1996 and later presented the CBBC Broom Cupboard and CITV game show Jungle Run.

Known best for the show Dick & Dom in da Bungalow it won two BAFTAs for Best Presenters and Best Children's Entertainment.

The 44-year-old is a King's College, Taunton alumnus.

Maisie Williams

Actor Maisie Williams is best known as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones, receiving two Emmy Award nominations for the role.

More recently the 25-year-old portrayed punk rock icon Jordan in Pistol, a biopic about the Sex Pistols.

Born in Bristol she was raised by her mother and stepfather in Clutton attending Clutton Primary School and Norton Hill School in Midsomer Norton school. She later transferred to Bath Dance College to study Performing Arts.

John Sergeant

Television and radio journalist, John Sergeant, was the BBC's Chief Political Correspondent from 1992 to 2000 and the Political Editor of ITN from 2000 until 2002.

Brought up in various locations including Jerusalem and Oxford, the 78-year-old was educated first in Oxfordshire and later at Millfield School in Street.

Juno Temple

Actor Juno Temple has appeared in a wide variety of films including Atonement, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Dark Knight Rises and Maleficent.

The 33-year-old received the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2013 and was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards for her role as Keeley Jones in Ted Lasso.

She grew up in Taunton, Somerset, where she attended Enmore Primary School in Bridgwater and King's College Taunton.

Madeleine Harris

Best known for playing Judy Brown in Paddington and Karen in the sitcom Man Down, Madeleine Harris got her first acting job on Casualty.

The child star went on to play 460-year-old vampire Hetty in the TV series Being Human.

Growing up in London and Shepton Mallet, the 21-year-old attended Whitstone School.

Lily Allen

Singer/songwriter and actor, Lily Allen, is the daughter of actor Keith Allen.

The 37-year-old's first mainstream single, "Smile", reached number one on the UK Singles Chart, with her debut record, Alright, Still, selling more than 2.6 million copies worldwide and brought nominations at the Grammy Awards, the Brit Awards, and the MTV Video Music Awards.

Among other prestigious private schools, Allen was a student at Millfield School.