The Victorian love affair with the seaside turned what had been a small fishing village, Weston, into a thriving resort especially after the arrival of the railway. During the construction of the railway, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who was supervising it, lived in Weston. He has left his mark on a number of bridges and buildings in the County. Today, Weston-super-Mare is known for its visit from Banksy, Sand Sculptures, Air Festival and SeaQuarium. Weston has not one but two piers. Birnbeck sadly is closed now but the magnificent Grand Pier is deservedly one of the UK’s leading visitor attractions. ost famous for its recently-rebuilt Grand Pier, in Weston you’ll also find a sweeping Victorian promenade fronted by a beach with views across the Bristol Channel. Head into the town to enjoy boutique dining and a variety of live entertainment.
Cliff-top walks, independent shopping and traditional holiday favourites have made Clevedon famous for decades as a serene seaside escape.
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 history goes back to King Alfred's time.
A rich legacy as a port and commercial centre is joined by Europe’s largest illuminated carnival, which lights up the streets every November.
Charterhouse, also known as Charterhouse-on-Mendip, is a small hamlet in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).