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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. The Boathouse at Lakeside

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    The Boathouse at Lakeside

    Burnham-on-Sea

    Fantastic venue open to non residents during low season, refurbished in 2018 with a stage, bar, coffee shop and pub grub.

    Regularly offering in house entertainment, visiting cabaret, cash bingo,...

  2. 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...

  3. Wild Wookey

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    Wild Wookey

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    Cave

    Wells

    Wild Wookey is the best and most innovative adventure caving experience in the country in the most famous and spectacular caves in the UK. Designed and created by highly experienced and qualified...

  4. Brean Theme Park

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    Brean Theme Park

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    Theme Park / Waterpark

    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...

  5. 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...

    Price

    Price from £78.00 Per person (breakfast included) to £170.00 Per room (breakfast included)

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  6. Puxton Park

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    Puxton Park

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    Farm

    Hewish, Weston Super Mare

    Set within 40 acres of beautiful Somerset countryside, just off the M5 near Weston-super-Mare, Puxton Park is open 362 days a year, Mon-Sun 9.00am-5.30pm.

    An all-weather attraction, visitors can...

  7. Brean Play

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    Brean Play

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    Family Fun

    Berrow, Burnham On Sea

    The South-West's BEST indoor soft play attraction. Brean Play at Brean Leisure Park, near Burnham On Sea, Somerset is open all year round and is the perfect place for your children to let off steam...

  8. Grand Pier

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    Grand Pier

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    Family Fun

    Weston-super-Mare

    The Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare, is the ideal destination for non-stop indoor family theme park fun. This North Somerset pier, with its state-of-the-art Pavilion is a truly iconic destination for:...

  9. Dining at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House

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    Dining at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House

    Congresbury, Nr Bristol

    Nestled in the rolling North Somerset countryside stands one of the region’s most popular destination spa hotels - DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House.

    The onsite Marco Pierre White Steakhouse...

  10. Club & Spa at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House

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    Club & Spa at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House

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    Spa and Relaxation

    Congresbury, Nr Bristol

    Nestled in the rolling North Somerset countryside stands one of the region’s most popular destination spa hotels - DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House. Spa breaks and spa days are popular with...

  11. 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...

  12. Classic Cottages

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    Classic Cottages

    4-5 Visit England Stars 4– 54-5 Visit England Stars

    Classic Cottages

    With over 40 years’ experience in self catering holidays, you’ll be sure to find your new favourite holiday cottage on classic.co.uk. We specialise in offering the best holiday...

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    Price from £276.00 to £6,060.00 Per unit per week

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  13. Holiday Resort Unity

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 941 reviews941 reviews

    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 £12.00 per pitch (2 people) to £303.00 Per unit per week

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  14. Sandy Glade Holiday Park

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 771 reviews771 reviews

    Sandy Glade Holiday Park

    Burnham On Sea

    NEW OPENING DATES FOR 2019 READY FOR HALF TERM WE WILL BE OPEN FROM 1ST FEBRUARY UNTIL 1ST WEEK NOVEMBER.

     

    Sandy Glade: Sandy Glade Holiday Park in Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset boasts plenty...

    Price

    Price from £139.00 to £309.00 Per unit per week

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  15. Wookey Hole Caves & Attractions

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    Wookey Hole Caves & Attractions

    Type

    Family Fun

    Wells

    Explore the Unexplored

    There’s always fun and adventure to be had at Wookey Hole Caves and Attractions…..deep underground is the UK’s largest show caves system, home to the infamous Witch of...

  16. Wild Wookey

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    Wild Wookey

    Type

    Adventure Sport Centre

    WELLS

    Wild Wookey is the best and most innovative adventure caving experience in the country in the most famous and spectacular caves in the UK. Designed and created by highly experienced and qualified...

  17. Brean Splash

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    Brean Splash

    Type

    Family Fun

    Berrow, BURNHAM-ON-SEA

    Brean Splash is a family owned business located at Brean Leisure Park in Brean Sands, Somerset 10 mins from M5, J22 Burnham On Sea, Somerset. 

    We are open daily all year round and cater for all...

  18. Brean Leisure Park

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    Brean Leisure Park

    Type

    Adventure Park/Playground

    Brean Sands, Brean, Nr Burnham On Sea

    Brean Leisure Park in Somerset, is the perfect day out destination for all the Family! Brean Leisure Park boasts many facilities including The Home of CITV’s Sooty ‘Brean Theme Park’, Brean Splash...

  19. Wookey Hole Hotel

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1230 reviews1230 reviews

    Wookey Hole Hotel

    Wookey, Nr 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...

    Price

    Price from £50.00 to £100.00 Per room (breakfast included)

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  20. DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House

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    DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House

    Congresbury, Nr Bristol

    Nestled in the rolling North Somerset countryside stands one of the region’s most popular destination spa hotels - DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House.

    Boasting stunning views across the South...

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