Somerset Towns and Villages
BS23 1AL, Weston-super-Mare
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.
Weston-super-Mare’s seaside pleasures have been delighting visitors for centuries. Stroll along The Grand Pier’s boardwalk for superb views of Weston beach or head to its indoor theme park offering hundreds of attractions from traditional seaside coin-pushers to thrilling rides, children’s indoor play areas and a wealth of restaurants and cafés.
Between April and September, catch staggering creations at the Sand Sculpture Festival which has lead to Weston beach being named the “Sand Sculpting Capital” of the UK. Thrill-seeking children will love The Pirate Adventureland and Water Adventure Play Park whilst the 40-metre high Weston Wheel offers a perfect sit-down break to admire views stretching across the town, bay and Somerset countryside.
Weston is rich in heritage and you can explore its past - from ancient times to days as a Victorian seaside resort - at Weston Museum. The town’s Helicopter Museum the largest in Europe and home to over 100 display helicopters, an unmissable attraction come rain or shine. The Winter Gardens, The Playhouse and The Blakehay Theatre offer a variety of entertainment for all ages ranging from opera and ballet to comedy and music. There’s plenty of choice for those looking to dine out with the town’s superb selection of restaurants, cafés and bars.
Weston is home to impressive large-scale annual events such as the Weston Air Festival, HydroGarden Beach Race and Weston Carnival. Nearby adventure parks, Puxton Park and Court Farm Country Park are perfect all-weather attractions for the whole family whilst Sand Bay boasts another long-stretching beach with attractive walking routes.
How to get to Weston-super-Mare
By car: Exit the M5 at Junction 21 and follow signs towards the town centre.
Weston-super-Mare - Visit Somerset
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