Probably the finest example of early English architecture (12-14th century). Interesting features include the West Front with over 300 carved figures of Saints & Kings, and the famous astronomical clock, one of the oldest working clocks (c.1390). When it strikes the hour, the Knights ride into action.
Distance: 18 miles
Cheddar Village, Caves & Gorge
As well as being known for Cheddar cheese, it is home to the fanous Gorge and Caves. The Gorge is Britains largest, and The Cheddar Yeo in Gough’s Cave is Britains largest underground river. The Gorge cliffs are bBritains highest inland limestone cliffs.
Distance: 13 miles
Spectacular caves and the legendary and infamous Witch of Wookey. A 19th century paper mill houses a variety of attractions including a cave museum, Victorian penny arcade, magical mirror maze, haunted corridor of crazy mirrors & a wizard’s castle play area.
Distance: 19 miles
The evocative Tor dominates the surrounding countryside and offers great views over Somerset, Dorcet & Wiltshire. At the summit, an excavation has revealed the footings of two superimposed churches of St Michael, of which only the 15th century tower remains.
Distance: 22 miles
Clarks Village - Street
Clarks Village is the UK’s first and foremost outlet shopping centre. With over 90 shops to choose from ,offering large discounts on a host of famous brand products, plus regular entertainment and live events, all set within a village environment.
Distance: 20 miles
Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet
Located between Castle Cary and Shepton Mallet, the showground plays host to a wide variety of events, from horse trials, flower & motorcycle shows and many others. The most popular is the Bath & West Show with all aspects of rural and farming life displayed.
Distance: 31 miles
For centuries, travellers and pilgrims have visited this sacred site in the heart of Somerset. Traditionally the seat of Christianity in England, it is steeped in legend. Easily located within the town.
Distance: 21 miles
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Burnham on Sea Tourist Information
This site has plenty of information about Burnham on Sea and the surrounding areas. We offer miles of sandy beaches, seaside walks and many great value restaurants and pubs.
Is the well known North Somerset resort, with miles of sandy beaches, the recently re-built pier, town shopping and other attractions you would expect from an traditional English seaside resort. Weston has many regular events throughout the season, many on the beach or seafront.