A ROAD in Somerset has been included in the list of the UK’s most dangerous.

A survey carried out by law firm jmw listed the A303/A371 in Somerset among the 10 most dangerous roads in the country.

Explaining why the road made the list, jmw said: “Throughout this landscape lie several iconic landmarks, including Castle Cary, Stonehenge, and Cheddar Gorge.

“The A371 and the A303 have become home to heavy holiday traffic and provide the main route for most commuters within the surrounding areas.

“This 12-mile stretch features sudden drops, light-altering tree tunnels, and soft verges, plus a whole host of twists and turns along the way.

“In combination with stressed-out commuters, road works, and heavy traffic, it's no surprise that this road has become well-known for being one of the south-west's most dangerous roads.”

Top 10 most dangerous roads in the UK

Here are the dangerous roads which feature in the list:

• The A592 – Kirkstone Pass

• The A496 – Snowdonia’s Mountainous Passage

• The A57 – Snake Pass

• Hardknott Pass

• The A1 – Rutland

• The A388 – Launceston to Lifton

• The A537 – Cat and Fiddle Road

• The A258 – Petworth, West Sussex to Chichester

• The A303/A371 – Gateway to Somerset

• Rosedale Chimney Bank