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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. Minehead Beach

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    Minehead Beach

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    Beach

    Minehead

    Minehead beach is a busy sand and shingle beach. It has great views over the Bristol Channel, North Hill and Exmoor. Fabulous place for young and old alike as it has so many convenient features: easy parking, clean and tidy toilets, sand for castle building, shallows for paddling and steam trains....

  2. West Somerset Railway

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    West Somerset Railway

    Type

    Railway

    Minehead

    The West Somerset Railway is a heritage railway based in Somerset just 4 miles outside the county town of Taunton in Bishops Lydeard. The line travels 20 miles from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead with 10 idyllic stations along the way. Each station has its own charm, all upkept by groups of hard...

  3. Bleadon Levels Nature Reserve

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    Bleadon Levels Nature Reserve

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    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Weston-super-Mare

    Wildlife at the reserve
    The site’s drainage ditches have become home to many water voles and the elusive otter may also be seen. Keep an eye out for their footprints in the mud or distinctive droppings – known as “spraints”. Most of the site, particularly in and around the sewage treatment works,...

  4. Cheddar Gorge

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    Cheddar Gorge

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    Cave

    Cheddar

    Discover the breathtaking splendour of Britain's most beautiful stalactite cavern where Cheddar Man, Britain's oldest skeleton, was found. Audio guides bring the cave to life for kids and adults, telling the fascinating story of its Ice Age creation, Stone Age occupation and Victorian exploration...

  5. English Coast Path Brean Down to Minehead

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    English Coast Path Brean Down to Minehead

    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...

  6. Huntspill River

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    Huntspill River

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    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Highbridge

    This artificial river, dug in 1940 to provide water for a royal ordnance factory, holds a large stock of coarse fish, is home to otters and is a breeding area for barn owls.
    Main habitats: woodland, open water, lowland grassland
    Westwards the site extends as far as the estuary of the River...

  7. Puxton Park

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    Puxton Park

    Type

    Farm

    Weston Super Mare

    Set within 40 acres of beautiful Somerset countryside, just off the M5 near Weston-super-Mare, Puxton Park is open 362 days a year, Mon-Sun 9.00am-5.30pm.

    An all-weather attraction, visitors can enjoy the following…

    Adventure Area: Let your little explorers run free, with plenty of wide...

  8. The Bishop's Palace and Gardens

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    The Bishop's Palace and Gardens

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    Historic House/Palace

    Wells

    Discover the origins of the City of Wells within the ancient walls of The Bishop’s Palace; the ancient springs that give the City its name are found in the gardens here and have been hugely significant from the Iron Age to the present day; for centuries people have flocked to England’s smallest...

  9. Somerset Military Museum

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    Somerset Military Museum

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    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...

  10. Wookey Hole Caves and Attractions

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    Wookey Hole Caves and Attractions

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    Cave

    Wells

    Wookey Hole Caves & Attractions

    Wookey Hole’s famous Caves and over 20 fantastic attractions included in your ticket!

    Book online and save 10% on standard admission prices.

    Explore the Unexplored!

    Wookey Hole, a family, fun-filled day out, including the UK’s biggest Cave system...

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