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Tourist Information

The nearest source of local information is available from Weston-super-Mare Tourist Information Centre.

Weston-super-Mare is a busy resort on the Somerset coast. The town is located on the Bristol Channel, about 18 miles southwest of Bristol. The name Weston comes from the Anglo-Saxon for the 'west tun' or settlement, the suffix 'super-Mare' is Latin for 'upon sea' and was added to distinguish it from the many other settlements named Weston.

The settlement of Weston-super-Mare dates from the Iron Age although it remained a rather insignificant village until the coming of Victorian leisure seekers in the 19th century, when it became a seaside resort. Two piers were built and the burgeoning town connected to the railway network. The town and surrounding area has a population of about 72,000, making it the largest town in Somerset. Recently Weston-super-Mare has undertaken a regeneration programme including the rebuilding of its Grand Pier destroyed by fire in 2008.

Attractions include the Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare Museum, the Grand Pier and the SeaQuarium aquarium. The Paddle Steamer Waverley and MV Balmoral offer day sea trips from Knightstone Island to various destinations along the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary. Cultural venues include The Playhouse, The Winter Gardens, and The Blakehay Theatre & Community Arts Centre. Just to the north of the town is Sand Point which marks the lower limit of the Severn Estuary and the start of the Bristol Channel. It is also the site of the Middle Hope biological and geological Site of Special Scientific Interest.

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B and Bs

B & Bs

Harmony Poynt Guest House (0 km)

Church House, Kewstoke (2 km)

Roedean Guest House (1 km)

Richmond Hotel (0 km)

Algarve Guest House (2 km)

Oak and Glass (2 km)

Caravan and camping holidays

Caravans and Camping

Rose Tree Touring Park, Weston-super-Mare (3 km)

Cottage holidays


Apple Barn, Weston-super-Mare (3 km)

Bramley Barn, Weston-super-Mare (3 km)

Norton Court Farm, Weston-super-Mare (3 km)

Cider Barn, Weston-super-Mare (3 km)

Holm Cottage, Weston-super-Mare (1 km)

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Purn Gold 6, Weston-super-Mare (5 km)

Purn Gold 8, Weston-super-Mare (5 km)

Purn Gold 4, Weston-super-Mare (5 km)

Purn Bronze 2, Weston-super-Mare (5 km)

Purn Silver 4, Weston-super-Mare (5 km)

Purn Silver 8, Weston-super-Mare (5 km)

Purn Silver 6, Weston-super-Mare (5 km)

Local hotels

Local hotels

The Sandringham Hotel (0 km)

New Birchfield Hotel (1 km)

The Beaches, Weston-super-Mare (1 km)

Premier Inn: Weston-super-Mare East (2 km)

The Commodore Hotel (2 km)

The Royal Hotel (0 km)

Beachlands Hotel Restaurant (2 km)

Lauriston Hotel (0 km)

Old Colonial by Marstons Inns (0 km)

Anchor Head (1 km)

Cabot Court Hotel - a JD Wetherspoon Hotel (0 km)

The Grand Atlantic Hotel (1 km)

Royal Grosvenor (0 km)

Daunceys Hotel (1 km)

Arosfa Hotel (0 km)

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Berrow: North of Unity Farm (9 km)

Brean Farm (5 km)

Uphill Slipway (4 km)

W-S-M Sanatorium (2 km)

Weston-super-Mare (1 km)

W-S-M Grand Pier (1 km)

W-S-M Marine Lake (1 km)

W-S-M Sand Bay (2 km)

Farms and animals

Farms & animals

Court Farm Country Park (7 km)

Seaquarium (1 km)



Odeon, Weston-super-Mare (1 km)

Eating Out

Somerset Restaurants


Yo-ji (1 km)

Demetris Taverna (1 km)

La Cucina (4 km)

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