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Bath and West Show gets underway

The Bath and West showground Credit: Bath and West Show

Thousands of people are heading to the Bath and West show today. It’s one of the biggest agricultural events in the country and the only four-day show left in Britain.

The showground covers 240 acres, including car parks, and there are seven hundred trade stands. It's been held at Shepton Mallet since 1965.

Royal Bath and West Show opening day

The Royal Bath and West show opens in Shepton Mallet today with visitors and contributors from all over the west country. It's the largest agricultural show in the country. Tens of thousands of people are expected even though the four day event is not taking place in half term this year.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to flock to the Royal Bath and West Showground again this year Credit: ITV Westcountry