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Willows & Wetlands Visitor Centre

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. Puxton Park Weston Super Mare

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    Puxton Park

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    Country Park/Nature Reserve

    Hewish, Weston Super Mare

    The ultimate fun-filled experience for all the family!

    Set within 40 acres of rolling Somerset countryside, our family run adventure park allows you to explore, learn and have great fun....

  2. 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...

  3. Milton Lodge

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    Milton Lodge Guest House

    Weston super Mare

    The Milton Lodge is a charming Victorian Villa, with a warm and friendly atmosphere, fully and beautifully furnished throughout. All rooms en-suite, radiator, TV with Free-view, Two comfy arm chairs,...

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    Price from £30.00 Per person (breakfast included) to £60.00 Per room (breakfast included)
  4. Lakeside Caravans

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    Lakeside Holiday Park

    4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars Holiday Park

    Burnham-on-Sea

    Just 5 minutes off the M5, and an easy walk to the centre of Burnham–on-Sea.

    Lakeside offers a superb range of luxury caravan holiday homes.

    There’s a walled sun terrace with a main pool and a...

    Price

    Price £182.00 Per unit per week
  5. National Trust - Brean Down

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    National Trust - Brean Down

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    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...

  6. An idyllic day in peaceful countryside at Southfork Caravan Park.

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    Southfork Caravan Park

    4 AA Pennants 4 AA Pennants 4 AA Pennants 4 AA Pennants 4 AA Pennants Holiday Park

    Martock

    Our West Country location is the ideal base for exploring Somerset and in easy reach of the Dorset coastline.

    From the park you can see Burrow Hill famous for its Cider, and in the other...

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    Price from £13.00 per pitch (2 people) to £259.00 Per unit per week
  7. National Trust - Stembridge Tower Mill

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    National Trust - Stembridge Tower Mill

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    Windmill

    High Ham, Nr Langport

    The last remaining thatched windmill in England

    Built in 1822, this is the last remaining thatched windmill in England - the last survivor of five in the area.

    Please note: interior is open 14...

  8. Albany Lodge

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    Albany Lodge Guest House

    4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars Guest House

    Weston super Mare

    Close to all amenities yet in a quiet residential area Denise and Bob offer you a warm welcome and aim to make your stay special. Situated Just 1 minute walk to Weston's famous sandy beach and...

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    Price from £32.50 to £65.00 Per room (breakfast included)
  9. Meare Manor - a grand place to stay.

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    Meare Manor

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

    Meare, Nr Glastonbury

    Situated 3 miles from Glastonbury and Street in the heart of the Somerset Levels, we are ideally situated for both a relaxed but convenient weekend break or a longer stay to fully explore the local...

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    Price from £60.00 to £150.00 Per room (breakfast included)
  10. Weston Super Mare Golf Club

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    Weston Super Mare Golf Club

    Type

    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...

  11. 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...

  12. Burnham Beach

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    Burnham-on-Sea

    Burnham-on-Sea


    For a truly local holiday!

    Close to the centre of Somerset, between the sea and the Somerset Levels, Burnham-on-Sea is the local resident’s resort of choice.

    There’s no ‘super Mare’ here, it’s...

  13. Beachside Holiday Park

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    Beachside Holiday Park

    Brean

    Static Caravan Holiday Homes – Available nightly
    At Beachside Holiday Park, we give you the choice of accommodation that best suits your needs, from four to eight berths caravans. Quality...

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    Price from £60.00 to £470.00 Per unit per week
  14. Walnut Tree Hotel

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    Walnut Tree Hotel

    3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars Hotel

    North Petherton

    The Walnut Tree Hotel is a former 18thC coaching inn, set in the heart of the pretty Somerset village of North Petherton, on the A38. Traditional values have been maintained here over the years. All...

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    Price from £79.00 Per room (breakfast included) to £129.00 Per person (breakfast included)
  15. Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre (Willow Craft Industry), Taunton

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    Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre

    Type

    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Stoke St Gregory, Nr Taunton

    A warm welcome awaits you at the Willows & Wetlands Visitor Centre.

    Willow is as traditional to Somerset as cheese and cider, although perhaps not so much is known about it these days. Here in the...

  16. Meare Green Farm

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    Meare Green Farm

    North Curry, Taunton

    Relax in comfort in a beautiful newly built luxurious modern farmhouse on Somerset Levels on a working dairy farm, close to excellent olde worlde pubs. Well appointed bedrooms with en-suite deluxe...

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    Price from £40.00 to £70.00 Per room (breakfast included)
  17. 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
  18. badgers walk

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    Badger's Walk & Woodview

    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

    Badger's Walk and Woodview are quiet, detached and tastefully furnished self-catering holiday bungalows. They have pleasant back gardens and driveways for parking.

    They are located in Forest...

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    Price from £170.00 to £600.00 Per unit per week
  19. Shalimar

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    Shalimar Guest House

    3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars Guest House

    Burnham on Sea

    Large bungalow on coast road close to town, golf course and beach. Offering very high standard accommodation with homely atmosphere and good food.
    All rooms are ground floor, en suite, in a...

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    Price from £35.00 to £80.00 Per room (breakfast included)
  20. Wookey Hole Hotel

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    Wookey Hole Hotel

    Wells

    The Wookey Hole Hotel, located in the heart of the rolling Mendip Hills, Wookey Hole is a sleepy village with great, easy access, to the historic city of Wells, ancient town of Glastonbury, Bath and...

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    Price £50.00 Per room (breakfast included)

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