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Somerset Levels & Moors

The Internationally important Somerset Levels and Moors stretch from the clay-based coastal plains across peat-based wetlands to the feet of the Mendip and Blackdown Hills. The Polden Ridge cuts across them as do a handful of rivers and numerous smaller waterways. Sudden and unexpected viewpoints rise mysteriously having once formed islands in a flooded plain. The result is a unique patchwork landscape steeped in history and brimming with rare wildlife.

As well as supporting a huge array of plant and bird species, the Levels and Moors are dotted with quaint villages which bear witness to the fact they have been exploited by people since the earliest times. The area is home to the world’s oldest known wooden trackway and ancient lake villages. The second largest haul of Roman coins ever found was discovered here. In the middle ages the monks from nearby monasteries drained much of the land to farm it. This is where King Alfred the Great lived and the legends of King Arthur still resonate.

Today the area is mostly grassland and arable with willow grown commercially. It is a magnet for nature lovers and those with creative and artistic talents who have workshops and galleries here. With its fabulously rich wildlife it enjoys special protection and supports a number of reserves. It has the largest lowland population of breeding wading birds and is a great place to hear bittern, see starling murmurations and watch otters.

Often overlooked, the Levels and Moors offer the chance to relax and unwind; to see rare species of plant, bird and animals under a wide expanse of sky surrounded by tranquil waterscapes. Off the beaten track it is well served by footpaths and cycle routes as well as outlets for local crafts and produce. 

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  1. Weston Super Mare Golf Club

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    Weston Super Mare Golf Club

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    Golf Course

    Weston Super Mare

    Weston Super Mare golf club is located on the coast of Weston Bay in the traditional seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare. Established in 1892, the course offers a true test of links golf with its...

  2. The Lamb

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    The Lamb

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    Pub/Inn

    Axbridge

    Old fashioned coaching inn dating from 1480, with the expected smattering of beams, fireplaces, and traditional accoutrements.

    The Lamb is the focal point of the town, situated in the heart of...

  3. Wall Eden Adventure

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    Wall Eden Adventure

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    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Highbridge

    Wall Eden Adventure based at Wall Eden Farm gives you the chance to take part in a range of great activities on site, such as: River Canoeing/Kayaking, Archery, Air Rifle Target Shooting, Cycle Hire,...

  4. Doubleton Farm Cottages

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    Doubleton Farm Cottages

    2-3 Visit England Stars 2– 32-3 Visit England Stars Self Catering

    Weston-Super-Mare


    Doubleton Farm has 13 character holiday cottages set in 4 acres of countryside overlooking the Mendip Hills with a friendly, family atmosphere. The cottages have 1, 2, 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 8...

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    Price from £250.00 to £490.00 Per unit per week
  5. Wedmore

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    Wedmore

    Burnham On Sea


    Wedmore is the principal village on the Isle of Wedmore, a ridge of higher land rising out of the Somerset Levels. Wedmore is a prosperous and thriving village, with a wide range of specialist...

  6. Fermaine Garden Cottage

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    Fermaine Garden Cottage

    4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars Self Catering

    Weston Super Mare

    Fermaine Garden Cottage is ideally suited for single or double occupancy. Its location provides for an action packed holiday or its quietness enables a relaxed and peaceful experience.

    There is...

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    Price from £260.00 to £375.00 Per unit per week
  7. Oakover Guest House

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    Oakover Guest House

    4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars

    Weston super Mare

    Oakover is a 6-bedroom guest house under the personal attention of proprietor Diane Priestley, whose aim is to offer you a warm welcome and memorable stay, within easy reach of all the local...

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    Price from £54.00 to £90.00 Per room (breakfast included)
  8. Walton House, Burnham-on-sea

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    Walton House

    4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars Guest Accommodation

    Burnham on Sea

    Pat and Phil assure you of a warm and friendly welcome at Walton House along with attentive and efficient service.
    Our spacious home provides comfortable non-smoking accommodation and a relaxed...

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    Price from £35.00 to £75.00 Per room (breakfast included)
  9. Weston-super-Mare beach

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    Weston-super-Mare

    Royal Parade, Weston-super-Mare


    Your family holiday destination!

    When it comes to traditional family holidays, the string of resorts running all the way down the seaboard of Somerset has everything you need.

    Weston-super-Mare...

  10. The Grand Pier

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    Grand Pier

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    Pier

    Weston-super-Mare

    Welcome to the ultimate 21st Century indoor theme park!

    The Grand Pier is open every day, except Christmas Day, so come hail, rain or shine, you’ll always get a warm welcome. Whatever the weather is...

  11. the lake

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    Northam Farm Holiday Park

    4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 AA Pennants 4 AA Pennants 4 AA Pennants 4 AA Pennants 4 AA Pennants Holiday, Touring & Camping Park

    Nr Burnham-On-Sea

    Our first class facilities for Tourers and Tents make us one of the most sought after touring parks in Somerset.

    We provide superb toilets and showers, privacy cubicles also available and...

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    Price from £7.25 to £27.00 per pitch (2 people)
  12. Bagenham

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    Bagenham Farm Cottages

    4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars

    Nr Taunton

    Two well-equipped 3 bedroomed single storey barn conversions, set in 6 acres, surrounded by beautiful countryside in the heart of the Somerset Levels. Central for exploring many places of interest....

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    Price from £230.00 to £560.00 Per unit per week
  13. Home Farm Holiday Park logo

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    Home Farm Holiday Park

    Burnham-on-Sea

    At Home Farm we offer the ultimate in facilities from our stunning new Fusion Leisure Centre*, a great outdoor swimming pool with its own spa to the Home Farm Nite Owl with superb live entertainment...

  14. Worth House

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    Worth House B&B

    Nr Wookey, (on B3139)

    Just 2 miles from Wells, Worth House is a family run B&B recently under new ownership.

    It is ideally located for exploring Somerset and visiting the local attractions including Wookey Hole Caves,...

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    Price from £35.00 to £65.00 Per room (breakfast included)
  15. Brean Leisure Park

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    Brean Sands and Berrow

    Burnham-on-Sea


    Let’s be fanciful for a moment, and look on Brean as the Las Vegas of Somerset.  There are many parallels.  Sixty years ago, they were both tiny villages.  Today they’re both leading entertainment...

  16. Helicopter

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    The Helicopter Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Weston super Mare

    Situated just off junction 21 of the M5, this is the only helicopter collection in the country and the largest in the world. Over 70 full size aircraft on display ranging form an impressive Russian...

  17. National Trust - Brean Down

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    National Trust - Brean Down

    Type

    Pier

    Brean

    A natural pier with dramatic cliffs and Victorian fort

    Brean Down is a wonderful location for a day out in Somerset. Enjoy relaxing on the beach at the foot of the Down, building sandcastles and...

  18. View from Uphill

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    Uphill Local Nature Reserve

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    Country Park/Nature Reserve

    Uphill, Nr Weston-super-Mare

    Uphill Hill Local Nature Reserve is located to the south of the village of Uphill, which is itself just south of Weston super Mare. This 17 hectare site is owned by North Somerset Council and is...

  19. Boating ob Bridgwater & taunton Canal

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    Bridgwater

    11-13 Castle Street, Bridgwater


     

    Bridgwater is a lively town with a rich history, its famous carnival best symbolises the spirit of the town, hailed as the largest illuminated procession in the world, the event takes place...

  20. Swans at sunset

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    Highbridge

    Bridgwater

    Highbridge is a small market town near to Burnham-on-Sea, on the edge of the Somerset Levels.

    The town grew in importance with the extension of the Somerset and Dorset Railway and is still the...

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