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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. The Bishop's Palace and Gardens

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    The Bishop's Palace and Gardens

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    Historic House/Palace

    Wells

    Home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for 800 years, this stunning medieval palace is open for all to enjoy. Surrounded by a breathtaking moat, cross the flagstone drawbridge, to experience a true hidden gem in the heart of the City of Wells. You are also welcome to look around the Bishop’s private...

  2. Blake Museum

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    Blake Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Bridgwater

    Founded in 1926, and still in its original building, Bridgwater Museum is situated in a quiet back street of Bridgwater. The museum is housed in the reputed birthplace of Robert Blake, Cromwell’s General-at-Sea. With the collections covering Bridgwater and the surrounding areas, The Blake Museum...

  3. Shapwick Heath

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    Shapwick Heath

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    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Bridgwater

    Located at the heart of the Somerset Levels and Moors, Shapwick Heath NNR has a variety of habitats, including wildflower meadows, ditches, dens, damp fern woods and open water surrounded by reed beds.
    Main habitats: peatland and reed beds
    Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve is managed by...

  4. Bridgwater Bay

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    Bridgwater Bay

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    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Bridgwater

    Bridgwater Bay NNR is an internationally important feeding and roosting site for many waterfowl and wading birds.
    Main habitats: intertidal mudflats, saltmarsh, sandflats and shingle ridges
    As the vast majority of the reserve is intertidal, the mudflats can be extremely dangerous. Please follow...

  5. Cabot Circus

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    Cabot Circus

    Type

    Shop/Shopping Centre

    Bristol

    Under cover award winning shopping centre in Bristol, offering all well known high street stores, boutiques, cafes, restaurants and Cinema de Lux, split over 4 levels. Open from 10.00am until 8.00pm Monday to Saturday and 11.00am until 5.00pm on Sunday. Also hosts events throughout the year such...

  6. Brean Down Walk

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    Brean Down Walk

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    Walking Route

    Brean Down is a wonderful location for a day out in Somerset if you are a keen walker!

    Venture to the top of the Down and take the exhilarating 1.5 mile walk along Somerset’s greatest natural pier. The Down stands 97m high and If you want a spectacular view of the Somerset coastline, this walk...

  7. Blackdown Hills AONB

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    Blackdown Hills AONB

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    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...

  8. The Mall at Cribbs Causeway

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    The Mall at Cribbs Causeway

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    Shop/Shopping Centre

    Bristol

    Under cover shopping mall with 7000 free parking spaces, offering stores such as John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Accessorize, Boots, Warehouse, Oasis, River Island, Gap, French Connection, L'occitaine and more, as well as Starbucks, Costa, Soho and a food hall. Nearby stores also include Toys R Us, TK...

  9. Brean Splash

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    Brean Splash

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    Leisure/Swimming Pool

    Brean, Burnham-on-Sea

    Brean Splash is a family owned business located at Brean Leisure Park in Brean Sands, Somerset 10 mins from M5, J22 Burnham On Sea, Somerset. 

    We are open all year round and cater for all ages, groups, schools and clubs as well as our friendly swim school. 

    Indoor Splash:

    • 25m...

  10. Dunster Beach

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    Dunster Beach

    Type

    Beach

    Dunster is a sand and shingle beach which extends westwards to Minehead and eastwards to Blue Anchor. A private pay and display car park is just behind the beach with views across the channel. West of the car park is the Dunster Beach Holiday village. Facilities include refreshment and ice-cream...

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