Somerset

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Somerset

Leave the Old Oaks Park travel 25 miles south on A361 for 20 miles onto A38 for 5 miles into Taunton.

Taunton

A county town in Somerset located on the River Tone with a magnificent Bridge. The town having over 1000 years of religious and military history, it is the home of the 40 Commando Royal Marines and Somerset County Cricket Club, with the St James Church towering over it. The Fore and main streets in the town are full of Tudor period architecture, housing the many businesses of the area, with a fine War Memorial and crescent County Hall. Other points of interest are 1508 grade II listed building St Marys Church from the early Tudor gothic era, the 12th century Castle which houses the Museum of Somerset and Grays Almshouses. Plus the near by Vivary Park with many old and new attractions

Taunton

Taunton

Taunton

Taunton

Taunton

Taunton

Resume trip travel 12 miles on A38 arriving at Bridgewater.

Bridgewater

A small town in Somerset situated in the Somerset levels, moors and Mendip hills located on the River Parrett with the fine Town Bridge. The town having historical heritage architecture, located within the square and Fore street areas, being the Corn Exchange, Church of St Mary and the statue of Robert Blake. Landmarks of the town 1851 Castle House, Blake’s Museum and the Brick and the Somerset Tile Museum.

Bridgewater

Bridgewater

Bridgewater

Bridgewater

Bridgewater

Bridgewater

Resume trip travel 9 miles on the A38 into Burnham on Sea.

Burnham on Sea

Located on the mouth of the River Parrett and Bridgewater Bay, a small village from the Roman era and a seaside resort with the shortest 1858 Pier in Britain. The area has several lighthouses to help shipping in the Bristol Channel, all listed grade II 1830s buildings, The Low Lighthouse on wooden pile legs is still operational, The High Lighthouse and Round Lighthouse both private dwellings.

The sea front has an Esplanade with several 19th century listed grade II buildings all standing in one area, plus at sea view is the 1897 Drinking Fountain and having views of the Pavilion and sandy beach. In the town stands the 14th century St Andrews Church with the High and Regent streets containing the shopping areas with a variety shops with a tourist flavour.

Burnham On Sea

Burnham On Sea

Burnham On Sea

Burnham On Sea

Burnham On Sea

Burnham On Sea

Resume trip travel 11 miles west on B3140 for 2 miles at roundabout 1st exit A38 for 2 miles at roundabout 1st exit A370 for 6 miles turn right A3033 1 mile into Weston Super Mare.

Weston Super Mare 

Located on the Bristol Channel Coast in North Somerset, a 19th century seaside resort having 3 piers with the typical attractions and town dating back to the Iron Age era. The famous pleasure pier located on the Bristol Channel known as Grand Pier was lost to fire in 2008 but rebuilt by 2010 with a new Pavilion with many up to date attractions. The beach is sandy at high tide but at low tide there’s a mile depth of beach from the seafront which uncovers areas of mud hence the nickname Weston on Mud.

Cultural venues 1850 Blakehay Theatre once a church, Winter Gardens and the Playhouse resorted after a fire, (must be the busiest Fire Service in Britain). The towns 19th century architecture used local stone. Mercury Office, Constitutional Club, Villas and numerous domestic dwellings plus Town Hall and the Odeon Cinema retaining its Arc Deco and original 1936 Compton Theatre Organ.

Local landmarks the piers the famous 1867 Bimbeck, waiting development plus other interesting places Helicopter Museum, Weston Museum a collection of archaeological exhibits and a piece of art structure shaped like a carrot named Silica located at the Lamp Corner during 2006 which features a retail kiosk and a bus stop.

Weston Super Mare

Weston Super Mare

Weston Super Mare

Weston Super Mare

Weston Super Mare

Weston Super Mare