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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. 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...

  2. 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,...

  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. Puxton Park Farm Shop and Butchers

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    Puxton Park Farm Shop and Butchers

    Type

    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...

  5. 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...

    Price

    Price from £8.00 per pitch (2 people) to £282.00 Per unit per week
  6. 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...

  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. 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....

  9. 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...

  10. Willows & Wetlands Centre at Coates English Willow

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    Willows & Wetlands Centre at Coates English Willow

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    Speciality 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...

  11. Wedmore

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    Wedmore

    Burnham On Sea


    Wedmore is the principal village on the Isle of Wedmore, a ridge of higher land rising out of the Somerset Levels. Wedmore is a prosperous and thriving village, with a wide range of specialist...

  12. The 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 weather...

  13. 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...

  14. Swans at sunset

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    Highbridge

    Bridgwater

    Highbridge is a small market town near to Burnham-on-Sea, on the edge of the Somerset Levels.

    The town grew in importance with the extension of the Somerset and Dorset Railway and is still the...

  15. Front of Commodore Hotel

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    Commodore Hotel

    3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars Hotel

    Weston super Mare

    Weston's highest rated hotel, the Commodore, is set aside 17 acres of delightful parkland, ideally situated on the beautiful coastline overlooking the estuary towards the Welsh coast, opposite the...

    Price

    Price £55.00 Per room (breakfast included)
  16. Axbridge Church and square

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    Axbridge

    Axbridge


    Axbridge is a charming market town at the foot of the beautiful Mendip Hills, near to Cheddar, with a character all of its own. Once part of a Saxon defence system against the Viking invaders, its...

  17. Warren Farm Holiday Centre

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    Warren Farm Holiday Centre

    Holiday Centre AA Holiday Centre

    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...

    Price

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

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    Beachcomber Holiday Flats

    Weston-super-Mare

    Self catering apartment with sea view on Weston hillside comprising bedroom, lounge, kitchen and bathroom. Sleeps 2/3. Well-behaved dogs accepted (£25 extra). Small garden. Linen, towels and...

    Price

    Price from £200.00 to £400.00 Per unit per week
  19. Wall Eden Farm Holidays

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    Wall Eden Farm Holidays

    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,...

    Price

    Price from £72.00 to £249.00 Per unit per night
  20. 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...

    Price

    Price from £35.00 to £80.00 Per room (breakfast included)

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