Top 10 stunning landmarks to visit in Weston-super-Mare and wider Somerset
PUBLISHED: 10:07 11 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:38 11 May 2017
Somerset is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful parts of England -
don't miss out on any of its highlights...
Enjoy a walk on one of the longest, naturally-occurring beaches in the UK. The beautiful sand is perfect for taking your dog for a walk, building a castle or topping up your tan. If that wasn’t enough, the town’s seafront is littered with attractions, including an aquarium, a pier and a whole host of cafés and restaurants.
Take a hike up the dramatic cliffs of Brean Down and bask in the stunning views surrounding you. The Down stands 97m high and offers fabulous views across to Wales. Climb among the rocks on the beach below or explore wartime armourments and a Roman temple.
KING JOHN’S HUNTING LODGE.
Uncover secrets in one of the smaller towns of Somerset at this beautiful Tudor lodge. Now home to the Axbridge and District Museum Trust, you can delve into the past with books, photos and displays from the past 450 years.
Climb the dramatic cliffs of Britain’s biggest gorge and take in the fantastic sights of Somerset. With a several-thousand-year-old cave system at your fingertips and an assortment of trails to walk, the gorge is the perfect Somerset landmark for a keen photographer, history and nature lover or adventurer.
Breathe in the fresh Somerset air and cast your eye across the magical view of the Mendips at this landmark. Explore the historical Iron Age hill fort, Cleeve Toot, or uncover the rare and breathtaking woodlands around you.
Explore Burnham’s three lighthouses in the seaside, including Britain’s last remaining active low lighthouse. Pick up your camera and stroll along the town’s vast seafront and picture the red and white beacons which guided fisherman home to their families for more than a century.
Hire a bike or take a stroll down Somerset’s famous nine-mile retired train route. Once covered in tracks, freight trains and coal, the Strawberry Line has been reunited with nature for all to enjoy. The route is relatively flat and will take you through the cider orchards which made the county famous.
The striking Victorian pier is the focal point for the North Somerset town and has housed a number of fantastic events since its opening in 1869. Walk across the long boardwalk and look back on the lovely coastline and explore its history.
The highlight of England’s smallest city is more than 800 years old and a beautiful medieval church. Home to the bishop of Bath and Wells, the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew offers breath-taking architecture which is a sight for sore eyes. Described by some as the ‘most poetic’ and ‘most beautiful’ cathedral in England, it would be a shame to miss it.
This iconic and evocative landmark offers magnificent views of the Somerset Levels, Dorset, Wiltshire and Wales. Soaked in history, the Tor is filled with stories and legend for any avid adventurer to uncover. The landmark is described as one of the most spiritual sites in the country, while the nearby Glastonbury Abbey is worth visiting too.