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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. 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 Brean, where the countryside meets the sandy coastline. The award-winning park caters for touring and camping, as well as having luxurious static caravans...

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    Price from £8.50 per pitch (2 people) to £240.00 Per unit per week
  2. 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...

  3. Il Michelangelo

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    Il Michelangelo

    Weston Super Mare


    Here at Il Michelangelo Restaurant in Weston Super Mare, Somerset we provide authentic Italian cuisine and hospitality, giving you the taste of Italy that you dream of.

    Using the finest, fresh...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Holiday Resort Unity

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    Holiday Resort Unity

    Holiday Centre AA

    Brean

    Holiday Resort Unity is one of the most popular family holiday destinations in the South-West. You’ll find us just outside Burnham on Sea, near Weston Super Mare in sunny Somerset. We are situation...

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    Price from £8.00 per pitch (2 people) to £282.00 Per unit per week
  7. Fun City

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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...

  8. The Sedgemoor Auction House @ Junction 24 Ltd

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    The Sedgemoor Auction House @ Junction 24 Ltd

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    Exhibition Centre

    Bridgwater

    Sedgemoor Auction Centre opened its doors in January 2008 after a one year build program. It is sited adjacent to a prehistoric animal gathering site which lends itself to this purpose built,...

  9. Puxton Park Weston Super Mare

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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....

  10. Pyne's of Somerset

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    Pyne's of Somerset

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    Food/Drink Producer

    North Petherton

    Malcolm Pyne and his wife, Julie moved their business out of their tiny premises in North Petherton because, they said, it was a bit like working in a wardrobe.
    The butcher’s shop which Malcolm’s...

  11. Holly Farm

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    Holly Farm Cottages

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

    Stoke St Gregory, Nr Taunton

    Holly Farm Cottages have been converted from traditional Somerset Long Barns to a high standard. The original blue lias and exposed beams have been retained and modern comforts added.
    The cottages...

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    Price from £300.00 to £925.00 Per unit per week
  12. 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...

  13. Yew Tree House

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    Yew Tree House

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

    Berrow, Nr Brean, Burnham-on-Sea

    A warm welcome awaits you at this part 17th Century house on a quiet country lane within easy walking distance of the beach and the village of Brean which has a variety of places to eat and drink....

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    Price from £42.00 Per person (breakfast included) to £140.00 Per room (breakfast included)

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  14. 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)

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  15. The Royal Hotel Weston

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    The Royal Hotel Weston

    3 Visit England Stars 3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars 3 AA 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...

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    Price from £73.00 Per person (breakfast included) to £149.00 Per room (breakfast included)

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  16. Wall Eden Farm Holidays & Adventure Activities

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    Wall Eden Farm Holidays & Adventure Activities

    East Huntspill, Nr Highbridge

    Wall Eden Farm Holidays offers you the chance to relax in one of eight luxury log cabins set on the banks of the river Brue. Our award-winning holiday accommodation is perfect for group bookings,...

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    Price from £72.00 to £249.00 Per unit per night
  17. 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)
  18. 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...

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    Price £182.00 Per unit per week
  19. Weston-super-Mare

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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...

  20. 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)

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