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Somerset Levels & Moors

The Internationally important Somerset Levels and Moors stretch from the clay-based coastal plains across peat-based Avalon Marshes 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 Somerset 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 Avalon Marshes 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 Somerset 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. Brean Play

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    Brean Play

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    Adventure Park/Playground

    Berrow, Burnham On Sea

    Welcome to the South-West's newest indoor soft play attraction. Brean Play at Brean Leisure Park is open all year round and is the perfect place for your children to let off steam whilst you enjoy a...

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    Wookey Hole Caves & Attractions

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    Adventure Park/Playground

    Wells

    Britain’s most spectacular show caves and home to the infamous Witch of Wookey. Wander through the prehistoric Valley Of The Dinosaurs and enter the 19th Century Paper Mill, which houses a variety of...

  3. Puxton Park Farm Shop and Butchers

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    Puxton Park Farm Shop and Butchers

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    Farm Shop

    Hewish, Weston Super Mare

    Puxton Farm Shop offers a superb range of fresh produce and locally produced products and has everything you need for your weekly shop under one roof. The farm shop food emporium is bursting with...

  4. Meadows Restaurant at Puxton Park

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    Meadows Restaurant at Puxton Park

    Hewish, Weston Super Mare

    Meadows Restaurant at Puxton Park prides itself on three core ingredients; an extensive warm welcome, great customer service and delicious locally sourced homemade food, which is reflected in our...

  5. Pyne's of Somerset

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    Pyne's of Somerset

    North Petherton, Nr Taunton & Bridgwater

    DESTINATION PYNE’S

    When some of your customers are prepared to drive regularly more than 40 miles to shop with you you know you have got the right formula.

    And Malcolm and Julie Pyne are in...

  6. Burnham-On-Sea Treasure Trail

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    Burnham-On-Sea Treasure Trail

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    Walking Tour

    Burnham-On-Sea

    The Burnham-On-Sea Spy Mission Treasure Trail

    Explore the streets of Burnham-on-Sea with a self-guided Spy Mission themed walking Treasure Trail; a fun and imaginative way to explore Burnham-On-Sea...

  7. Wookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar

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    Wookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar

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    Food/Drink Producer

    Nr Wells

    Wookey Hole Cave Aged cheddar is a deliciously different traditional, PDO West Country Farmhouse Cheddar that has been the subject of countless awards for its unique flavour. And when you look at the...

  8. 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 from £50.00 to £100.00 Per room (breakfast included)

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  9. Brean Theme Park

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    Brean Theme Park

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    Theme Park

    Brean Sands, Brean

    Visit BREAN THEME PARK, the Pre-eminent Free Admission Theme Park in the South West.

    Just off the M5 junction 22 (near Weston Super Mare). 100 metres from the sand dunes and seven miles of...

  10. Pyne's of Somerset

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    Pyne's of Somerset

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    Food/Drink Producer

    North Petherton, Nr Taunton & Bridgwater

    DESTINATION PYNE’S

    When some of your customers are prepared to drive regularly more than 40 miles to shop with you you know you have got the right formula.

    And Malcolm and Julie Pyne are in...

  11. Brean Play

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    Brean Play

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    Childrens' Play Centre

    Berrow, Burnham On Sea

    Welcome to the South-West's newest indoor soft play attraction. Brean Play at Brean Leisure Park is open all year round and is the perfect place for your children to let off steam whilst you enjoy a...

  12. Weston-super-Mare Treasure Trail

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    Weston-super-Mare Treasure Trail

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    Walking Tour

    Weston-super-Mare

    The Weston-super-Mare Treasure Trail

    Explore the streets of Weston-super-Mare with a self-guided Treasure Hunt themed walking Treasure Trail; a fun and imaginative way to explore Weston-super-Mare...

  13. Warren Farm Holiday Centre

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 460 reviews460 reviews

    Warren Farm Holiday Centre

    Holiday Centre AA Holiday Centre

    Brean Sands, Brean, Nr Burnham On Sea



    A family – run holiday centre situated in the village of Brean, where the countryside meets with the sandy coastline.   The award winning holiday centre caters for touring and camping, as well...

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    Price from £9.50 per pitch (2 people) to £600.00 Per unit per week
  14. Bridgwater Treasure Trail

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    Bridgwater Treasure Trail

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    Walking Tour

    Bridgwater

    The Bridgwater Spy Mission Treasure Trail

    Explore the streets of Bridgwater with a self-guided Spy Mission themed walking Treasure Trail; a fun and imaginative way to explore Bridgwater.

    As...

  15. Puxton Park

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    Puxton Park

    Type

    Farm

    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.

    Awarded...

  16. River

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    Brean Leisure Park

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    Adventure Park/Playground

    Brean Sands, Brean, Nr Burnham On Sea


    Brean Leisure Park in Somerset, is the ideal destination for a great family day out.
    With Fun City our on site theme park, Brean Splash Waterpark, Brean Golf Club, The Tavern and Dickies...

  17. The Willowman

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    Bridgwater

    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...

  18. Musgrove Willows

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    Musgrove Willows

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    Craft Centre

    Westonzoyland, Bridgwater

    For almost a hundred years the Musgrove family have been growing willow on the Somerset Levels, working sensitively with the environment to continue a traditional rural business offering a wide range...

  19. 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...

  20. Jamesfield Guest House

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 74 reviews74 reviews

    Jamesfield Guest House

    4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars Guest House

    Weston super Mare


    A friendly family-run guest house in Weston super Mare. Decorated to a high standard, set in a quiet location with a garden on the level and off-street parking.

    Only 100 yards from the sea front...

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    Price from £40.00 to £70.00 Per room (breakfast included)

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