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The Bishop's Palace and Gardens

The Bishop's Palace and Gardens

Wells, Somerset

Explore Somerset & North Somerset

Explore Somerset

The county of Somerset is home to famous names such as Cheddar, Glastonbury and Wells, all easily accessible by road and public transport from Weston-super-Mare.

Wells, famous for the Cathedral and The Bishop's Palace & Gardens, is quintessentially English, and is the smallest city in England.  Lined with cobbled streets, shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants it is most definitely worth a visit during your stay in Weston-super-Mare.

Glastonbury, probably most famous for its music festival, is a beautiful part of Somerset, with the Tor and Abbey and plenty of gorgeous green countryside.  If retail therapy is your thing, then Clark's Outlet Village offers a superb day out at the shops, with many famous names including Joules, White Stuff, Next, Marks & Spencer and French Connection all at discount prices, as well as many branded places to eat and drink.

Cheddar Gorge and Caves and the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company are popular places to visit, and Cheddar itself is a quaint little village with a stream running through, tea rooms, gift shops and a traditional ice cream parlour.

The lively neighbouring seaside resorts Brean and Burnham-on-Sea are Somerset's main seaside towns with their expanse of golden sands, holiday parks and fun parks, offering attractions such as Brean Leisure Park, Brean Play and Brean Splash.

Explore North Somerset

Weston-super-Mare lies within the county of North Somerset.

Nearby is the town of Clevedon, with it's Victorian Pier, pretty promenade and numerous traditional tea shops, cafes and restaurants.  The Salthouse Fields is home to a miniature railway and hosts many events throughtout the year, including a summer fun fair.  On the main road from Clevedon to neighbouring Tickenham you will find the National Trust house and gardens of the Tyntesfield Estate.

Portishead Marina is recently developed and hosts fashionable cafes and shops along it's waterfront, and it is also home to a popular open air swimming pool.

Winscombe is the home of Thatcher's Cider, open to the public, with a gift shop and all important tasting area, and Banwell Castle and gardens are well known locally for great cream teas!

All easily accessible by road or bus from Weston-super-Mare, they make a great morning or afternoon out during your holiday with us.

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  1. Blagdon Lake

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    Blagdon Lake

    Type

    Lake/Reservoir

    Bristol

    The reservoir was first filled to top water level in January 1903 and pumping to Barrow Reservoirs via North Hill commenced in December 1904. It covers 440 acres, is 1.65 miles long and at the water’s edge has a perimeter of 7.2 miles. It has an average depth of 14 feet, which drops to 42 feet at...

  2. English Coast Path

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    English Coast Path

    Type

    Walking Route

    In March 2016 a new stretch of the English Coast Path opened from Minehead to Brean Down.

    This section takes in 58 miles of the beautiful and diverse coast of Somerset. On clear days the fortified promontory of Brean Down offers panoramic views of the whole stretch to Minehead. The path takes...

  3. Crook Peak Walk

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    Crook Peak Walk

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    Walking

    This walk will be about 6 miles long and will take around 3 hours long. This walk will see you take a high-level wander in the western Mendips over a lot of geology that created the county's hills to Somerset's shapeliest summit, Crook Peak. You will walk around field-edges and wide clear paths and...

  4. Somerset Military Museum

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    Somerset Military Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Taunton

    The Somerset Military Museum tells the story of the regiments of Somerset in war and peacetime. The gallery complements the story of Somerset, which is told in the main museum.
    The Somerset Military Museum features the history of the following regiments:
    • Somerset Light Infantry (Prince...

  5. The Strawberry Line

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    The Strawberry Line

    Type

    Cycle Route

    Clevedon

    The Strawberry Line Heritage Trail is a 10 mile traffic-free route through the heart of North Somerset linking the Levels to the Mendip Hills.
    Part of the Great Western Railway, the Strawberry Line was completed in 1869. It became an important line for passengers and freight carrying dairy...

  6. Cheddar Gorge

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    Cheddar Gorge

    Type

    Natural Feature

    Cheddar

    Discover the heights of Somerset's famous Cheddar Gorge
    Cheddar Gorge is one of England's most iconic and spectacular landscapes. We are really proud to own the north side of this spectacular gorge and we hope that you will enjoy exploring it in a way that suits you.
    At almost 400 feet deep and...

  7. Brean Play

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    Brean Play

    Type

    Theme Park / Waterpark

    Brean, Burnham-on-Sea

    Brean Play at Brean Leisure Park, near Burnham On Sea, is open all year round and is the perfect place for your children to let off steam whilst you enjoy a nice cup of coffee or a bite to eat. 

    Brean Play features 3 distinct areas for babies, toddlers and children up to the age of 11 (max...

  8. Blackdown Hills AONB

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    Blackdown Hills AONB

    Type

    Walking Route

    Bridgwater

    The Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty was designated in 1991 in recognition of the special qualities of its natural and built environment. The Blackdown Hills are a group of hills lying on the border of Devon and Somerset. The area extends from Wellington in the north to Honiton in...

  9. Ebbor Gorge

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    Ebbor Gorge

    Type

    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Wells

    Ebbor Gorge NNR is a largely wooded site occupying a prominent position on the southern escarpment of the Mendip Hills.
    Main habitats: woodland
    Ebbor Gorge sits within the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is part of the Mendip Woodlands Special Area of Conservation .
    The...

  10. Quantock AONB

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    Quantock AONB

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    Walking Route

    Bridgwater

    The Quantock Hills provides many opportunities for a wide range of activities including mountain biking, walking and horse-riding. There are extensive areas of open access land and a superb rights of way network. If you are planning to undertake any activity it is advisable to purchase the Ordnance...

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