Weston-super-Mare is another resort that can traces its roots back to the Victorian era. Today it is a popular resort with families with good beaches and other useful facilities. The town itself is at the north end of the long beach and is situated on a hillside, which makes a dramatic backdrop for this attractive Somerset resort.
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The town has a long promenade with two piers built by the Victorians and plenty to occupy the family. There is a wide sandy beach with plenty of room for all. There are numerous cafes and shops along the promenade providing tea and coffee, sandwiches and of course fish and chips. There are also several attractions along the beach area including a Sea Life Centre. Update: Sadly the pier burnt down in July 2008 - a great tragedy as it was the focal point of the resort. Hopefully it will be rebuilt in the future.
The resort is located on the Bristol channel, so don't expect crystal clear water but it is safe for bathing. Cardiff can be seen across the Bristol channel and also the twin islands of Flat Holm and Steep Holm.
The town has been involved with aircraft production for many years and there is an excellent museum with a large display of helicopters nearby.
Places to visit in Weston-super-Mare
Seaquarium - Marine Parade, Weston Super Mare, Somerset BS23 1BE Phone: 01934 641603 Visit: Seaquarium
The Grand Pier - now gone due to a recent fire!
Great Weston Train Experience - European Model Railway Exhibition - Model Masters Clifton Road Weston-super-Mare North Somerset BS23 1BW Telephone: 01934 629717
Nearby tourist attractions
Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury Tor and Wells, which are all well worth a visit.
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Plenty of space Winter Gardens Pavilion Harbour area