Explore The Local Area
They say it’s all about location, location, location, and that is certainly true for us here in Weston-super-Mare!
Weston-super-Mare is ideally situated in a prime spot for getting out and about and exploring, and there are a wealth of delights on our doorstep. Weston often gets put into the box of not much more than a traditional bucket and spade holiday, but it’s really much more than that.
At the gateway to the South West, we are surrounded by the most fantastic places to visit, easy to reach even if you don’t come by car. Somerset is home to famous names such as Glastonbury, Cheddar Gorge Caves and the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company - all popular places to visit. Cheddar itself is a quaint village with tea rooms, gift shops and traditional ice cream parlours. It can become very busy in the summer and parking is restricted, so why not take the 126 bus from Weston seafront and take the hassle out of driving!
Wells, famous for Wells Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace, is also worth a visit during your stay in Weston-super-Mare. To see the Palace, Cathedral and explore all Wells has to offer, you will probably need a couple of days! You can find out more by visiting their new destination website, which includes attractions, what's on and information on parking and transport.
Glastonbury, most famous for its music festival, is a beautiful part of Somerset, with the Tor, Abbey and plenty of gorgeous green countryside, and if it’s retail therapy you are after, a day at Clark’s Village is a must – a designer outlet village with famous names including French Connection, Joules, White Stuff, Superdry, and a tasty selection of places to eat and drink ensure a great day out for the shopaholics amongst you!
Our neighbouring resort of Burnham-on-Sea houses the world’s shortest pier with a superb café and brand new, covered outdoor seating area. It is also famous for its three lighthouses: The Lighthouse on Legs on Brean beach; the old Round Tower Lighthouse, now part of Round Tower Guest House and The Pillar Lighthouse.
Burnham has a cinema, theatre, and array of fantastic independent shops along the High Street.
Heading just a few miles north, you will find the quaint Victorian town of Clevedon, with its pier and traditional tea rooms, and Portishead with its vibrant and modern Marina.
Just 30 minutes away is the historic maritime city of Bristol Museums, galleries, the trendy waterfront bars and restaurants, award winning Cabot Circus, SS Great Britain, Hippodrome, Zoo, Aquarium and Cathedrals are all worth visiting. For full details, see the Visit Bristol destination website.
Don’t rule out places like Cardiff, Taunton and Bath either...With regular, direct train services from Weston-super-Mare train station you can take away the stress of traffic and parking and be taken from door to door whilst enjoying the scenery on the way!
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