Wedmore village, Somerset
Wedmore is a village in east Somerset. It lies about 4 miles south of Cheddar and about 7 miles from Wells and Glastonbury. The village is situated on raised ground, in the Somerset Levels between the River Axe and River Brue, known as the Isle of Wedmore. It forms part of Sedgemoor district. Wedmore currently has a population of about 3,500 people. The name Wedmore in Old English probably means 'hunting lodge' and there was a Saxon royal estate in the area. Centwine gained control of the area in 682 and named it 'Vadomaer' after one of the Saxon leaders Vado the famous. After winning the Battle of Ethandun, Alfred the Great caused the Viking leader Guthrum and his followers to be baptised at Aller and then celebrated at Wedmore. After this the Vikings withdrew to East Anglia. Wedmore has a number of annual village festivals, a summer street fair, 'Wedmore by Lamplight' street fair at Christmas, and a large Harvest Home and village parade on the playing field each year. Wedmore is home to Wedmore Opera, who stage large scale classic opera in a specially designed and constructed marquee venue. In addition, Wedmore Theatre stages a range of amateur dramatic productions in the village hall. Local people created and host the original Turnip Prize, a parody of the Turner Prize. Wedmore also hosts the annual Wedmore Real Ale Festival.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: