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Axbridge Town in Somerset

Photograph of Axbridge

Location

Axbridge is a small town situated in the Sedgemoor district of East Somerset. It lies on the River Axe, close to of the Mendip Hills. There is archaeological evidence proving that there has been some sort of settlement here from Neolithic Times and the Romans are also recorded as mining lead from the Mendip Hills around here. The settlement grew in Saxon times when it was known as Axanbrcyg - Bridge over the River Axe and was used by King Alfred the Great as a defensive town against the Vikings. Axbridge was granted a Royal Charter in 1202, when King John sold most of the royal manor of Cheddar to the Bishop of Bath and Wells. Axbridge grew in prominence in the Tudor period as a centre for cloth manufacture and was quite an important market town. Currently the town of Axbridge has a population of just over 2,000.

Tourist Information

The nearest source of local information is available from Somerset Visitor Centre.

Events near Axbridge

Thu, 26 Jul (ca. 15 km)

Britten Youth String Orchestra

Sun, 29 Jul (ca. 15 km)

The Tempest

Sun, 12 Aug (ca. 15 km)

The Importance of Being Earnest

Sun, 19 Aug (ca. 15 km)

Rare Plant Fair

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Dining out near Axbridge

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La Cucina, Weston-super-Mare

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Yo-ji, Weston-super-Mare

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Demetris Taverna, Weston-super-Mare

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Glencot House, Wookey Hole

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Beah, Wells

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Axbridge, Weston-super-Mare, Blagdon and Cheddar.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowCheddar

arrowAxbridge

arrowWeston-super-Mare

arrowWells

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowHighbridge

	arrowCheddar

	arrowAxbridge

	arrowNailsea

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Sidcot, Cheddar, Axbridge and Castle Cary.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:

Cheddar

	arrowCheddar Gorge

Axbridge

	arrowAshton Windmill

Weston-super-Mare

	arrowCourt Farm Country Park

	arrowPuxton Park

	arrowHelicopter Museum

	arrowOdeon, Weston-super-Mare

	arrowSeaquarium

Highbridge

	arrowRichs Cider Farm

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