Days out in Burnham, Berrow & Brean
Whilst in Burnham, Berrow and Brean...
Seven glorious miles of sandy beach stretch all the way from Burnham-on-Sea to Brean Down. The seafront at Burnham-on-Sea has pretty promenades, cafes, shops and access to the beach. You can also visit Apex Leisure Park - a wildlife haven that's open to the public where you can relax and watch nature go by.
Brean Leisure Park at Brean Sands is one of the best family days out in the South West with indoor and outdoor pools with waterslides, rollercoasters, rides for toddlers, restaurants and a garden - all just 500 metres from the beach.
You can experience something of the tropical at the Brean Down Bird Garden with a collection of tropical birds open to the public daily from March until October. The National Trust cliffs at Brean Down extend 1.5 miles into the Bristol Channel and are rich in wildlife and history. Why not try one of the circular walks in the area and view the restored Napoleonic fort at the western end of Brean Down. The Down itself is a dramatic peninsular jutting out into the Bristol Channel that provides breath-taking views of Weston-super-Mare, Brean beach and the Welsh coastline.
Getting between the three places is easy - Service 112 travels along the coast road between Burnham and Brean.
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Days out from Burnham, Berrow & Brean...
Bridgwater is a bustling town with a wonderful history. Why not take a walk along the towpath of the Bridgwater and Taunton canal or hire a boat and take a trip on the water. Combine your day out with a shopping trip and a visit to Blake Museum or a swim at Sedgemoor Splash Pool.
Taunton is an attractive town with the River Tone flowing through the centre. It has many shops and attractions. Why not go for a day's shopping or visit the County Cricket Ground's Cricket Museum.
|Services||Service 21 and 21A leaves up to every 30 minutes. .|
Bristol is an exciting city, overflowing with intriguing, traditional and innovative things to do and see. The modern developments of Harbourside and Temple Quay sit comfortably next to the Old City and the many parks and gardens provide a breath of fresh air in the middle of a busy day.
Bus services 8 & 9 make getting around Bristol easy and will take you to all the major attractions. Our TravelBristol Info Centre in the city centre will provide you with all the information you'll need to get around. Whatever kind of visit you are planning, be prepared for a great day out!
|Services||Catch Service 112 to Weston and connect with Service X1 to Bristol.|
Wells and Wookey Hole
The ancient and very beautiful city of Wells lies on the slopes of the Mendip Hills. Travellers from all over the world come to explore the unspoilt streets of this city and to visit the splendid cathedral. Wells Cathedral is one of the most attractive and greatest architectural treasures in the area with one of the largest collections of medieval sculptures in the world.
Just around the corner from the Cathedral is Vicar's Close, the oldest street of 14th century houses in Europe. And nestled beside the Cathedral is the moated Bishop's Palace, official residence of the Bishop of Bath and Wells.
Just two miles west of Wells and a short bus journey away, are the nine vast chambers that form Wookey Hole caves, one of the most popular of Somerset's sights. The cave tours, which include the Great Cave, are an exciting attraction whatever the weather, and you can enjoy breathtaking underground scenery.
Visit King Kong, the Valley of the Dinosaurs or relax in the enchanted fairy garden where you might see some fairies, dragons or elves.
With the historical splendour of Wells and the excitement of Wookey Hole - both destinations offer a wonderful day out for all the family.
|Services||Catch Service 670 to Wells and Wookey Hole from Pier Street, Burnham. Take Service 112 from Berrow and Brean to connect with this service at Burnham.|
Weston-super-Mare has it all - miles of clean sandy beaches, traditional seaside attractions, and picturesque parks to relax in with special events for the summer. Visit the award-winning Grand Pier, packed with games and rides, the SeaQuarium, full of marine life and of course, the famous Weston donkeys.
Or why not take a boat to Brean Down Peninsula or Steep Holm Island or enjoy a trip to Sand Bay on one of our open top buses. If you fancy doing something a little different, take the bus service 121 or 126 from Marine Parade to the Helicopter Museum - great for both adults and kids.
For lunch or supper you can sample dishes from virtually every corner of the world, from traditional fish and chips to a Greek candle-lit meal for two - there are plenty of restaurants to choose from.
And, after a full day out, pop in for a drink at one of the many bars around Knightstone Pier.
|Website||www.visitwestonsupermare.com||Services||Catch Service 112 from Burnham, Berrow or Brean.|