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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 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. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. Wookey Hole Mendip View Luxury Lodges

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    Wookey Hole Mendip View Luxury Lodges

    Wells

    Revamped, restored and totally remarkable, the new Wookey Hole experience has burst onto the holiday scene in an explosive mix of history, fun and mystery.

    New for 2016 - why not stay in their...

  4. Meadows Restaurant at Puxton Park

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    Meadows Restaurant at Puxton Park

    Hewish, Weston Super Mare

    Open Monday - Saturday 9.00am - 6.00pm (with last orders at 5pm) and Sunday 9.00am - 5.30pm, Meadows Restaurant and Tea Rooms offers locally sourced, great quality, home-style hot and cold food.

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  5. Sandy Glade Holiday Park

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    Sandy Glade Holiday Park

    Burnham On Sea

    Sandy Glade: Sandy Glade Holiday Park in Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset boasts plenty of open, green space for the kids to run free, a fantastic indoor pool with water jets and fountains and an adventure...

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    Price from £139.00 to £309.00 Per unit per week

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  6. Wookey Hole Caves & Attractions

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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...

  7. 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

    Open Monday - Saturday 9.00am - 6.00pm, Sunday 9.00am - 5.30pm

    Hosting a superb range of seasonal fruit and vegetables, freshly baked bread, cooking ingredients, off-licence and confectionery,...

  8. The Royal Hotel Weston - Feathers Bar and Wine Bar

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    The Royal Hotel Weston - Feathers Bar and Wine Bar

    Weston Super Mare

    Feathers Bar

    Our Feathers Bar has been elegantly designed and refurbished with comfort in mind. Open daily for morning coffee, drinks, real ales, snacks, afternoon tea and cakes proving a...

  9. The Royal Hotel Weston

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    The Royal Hotel Weston

    Accredited Hotel Visit England 3 AA Gold Stars 3 AA Gold Stars 3 AA Gold Stars 3 AA Gold Stars

    Weston Super Mare

    The Royal Hotel is a charismatic and elegant Georgian Building, is ideally located on the Seafront. Standing in its own extensive lawns, which extend to the Promenade, the Royal enjoys beautiful sea...

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    Price from £77.00 to £170.00 Per person (breakfast included)
  10. Puxton Park

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    Puxton Park

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    Farm

    Hewish, 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...

  11. DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House

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    DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House

    Congresbury, Nr Bristol

    Nestled in the rolling North Somerset countryside stands one of the region’s most popular destination spa hotels - DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House.

     

    Boasting stunning views across the...

  12. 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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  13. Warren Farm Holiday Centre

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    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. The Royal Hotel Weston - Golden Jubilee Restaurant

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    The Royal Hotel Weston - Golden Jubilee Restaurant

    Weston Super Mare

    Our award winning Golden Jubilee Restaurant epitomises the elegant Regency style for which Weston was formally renowned. Open to both residents and non-residents this proves to be a very popular...

  15. 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. ...

  16. Coates English Willow

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    Coates English Willow

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    Arts & Crafts Shop

    Stoke St Gregory, Taunton

    Looking for something genuinely made in Somerset? Here at the Willows & Wetlands Centre at Coates English Willow you will find our unique Willow Basket shop. We stock an enormous range of willow...

  17. Pear Tree Cottages

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    Pear Tree Cottages

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

    Nr Wedmore

    Set on a working farm in the heart of beautiful Somerset countryside, Pear Tree Cottages offer luxury self-catering accommodation. The two cottages combine the traditional with every modern...

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    Price from £360.00 to £840.00 Per unit per week
  18. Webbington Farm Holiday Cottages

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    Webbington Farm Holiday Cottages

    Axbridge, Nr Cheddar & Weston Super Mare

    Stay on a working beef farm in luxury! We offer beautiful bespoke holidays so please call us at anytime for your personally tailored holiday. You may want the hot tub, party barn, catering,...

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    Price from £389.00 to £999.00 Per unit per week
  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. The Walnut Tree Hotel

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    The Walnut Tree Hotel

    3 AA Gold Stars 3 AA Gold Stars 3 AA Gold Stars 3 AA Gold Stars

    North Petherton, Nr Taunton & Bridgwater

    The Walnut Tree Hotel, in the Somerset village of North Petherton, can be found on the A38 between Taunton and Bridgwater.  The hotel is within easy reach of junction 24 of the M5 and is an ideal...

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    Price from £70.00 to £148.00 Per unit per night

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