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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. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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.


    Brean Leisure Park comprises, Fun City our on site theme park, Brean Splash Waterpark, Brean Golf Club,...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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)
  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. 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...

  10. 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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  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. Puxton Park

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    Puxton Park

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    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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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 £240.00 Per unit per week
  17. 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...

  18. Horse riding on the beach

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    Burnham, Berrow and Brean

    Burnham-on-Sea

    The stretch of sand between Burnham-on-Sea and Brean Down is the second longest in Europe and includes eight beaches. It is clearly a draw for beach lovers as the campsites and parks that serve it...

  19. Burnham-on-Sea

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    Burnham-on-Sea

    Burnham-on-Sea


    Burnham-On-Sea is almost in the middle of Somerset’s stretch of coast and close to the mouth of the tidal river Parrett. It is at the southern end of what is the second longest strip of sand in...

  20. Lakeside Holiday Park

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 215 reviews215 reviews

    Lakeside Holiday Park

    Burnham-on-Sea

    Lakeside Holiday Park in the favourite Somerset resort of Burnham-on-Sea, is an ideal place to enjoy a family holiday or short break, and always offers real value for money.

    • Private...

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    Price from £109.00 to £199.00 Per unit per week

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