Weston-super-Mare Seafront (Image credit: http://www.iknow-somerset.co.uk/accommodation/21828-bella_vista_hotel_-_weston-super-mare.htm)

Weston-super-Mare Seafront

Weston and surrounding areas are studded with fascinating historic buildings to visit - castle, seafront, and town-wide.

Banwell Castle (Image credit: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1126175 © Copyright Tim Lethaby and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.)

Banwell Castle

Of course, there are many castles on the North side of the Severn Estuary, in Wales, but somewhat fewer on the Weston side. One such castle is Banwell Castle - a grade II listed landmark building, still lived in but also open for visitors to stroll round the 25-acre grounds, gardens, and garden centre. In addition to their cream teas they also offer a restaurant, a collection of teddy bears and facilities for weddings. It has been owned by the Bishop of Bath & Wells 250 years ago, and by the Parsons today. They bought the main house from having lived and worked on the estate since 1969.

Weston's Grade II listed building, the Odeon Cinema is of art deco style and amazingly still has in place its Compton organ - the only one of its type outside London. Amongst Weston's other listed buildings are many family homes, restaurants, pubs, churches, the clock tower, Knightstone Pavilion and Opera House, the Lifeboat House and Slipway, jetties and piers (including of course, the recently refurbished Grand Pier), and even public toilets, windmill remains and a bandstand! To find out more, do check out the link below. You could even create your own listed-building tour!

Accommodation in Weston-super-Mare

  • Weston-super-Mare   (0.4 miles from the centre of Weston-super-Mare)
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    Family friendly Victorian hotel in Weston Super Mare just 100 yards from the beach with 8 en-suites & family rooms. Diamond commended with full English breakfast & sun terrace
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  • Weston-super-Mare   (0.4 miles from the centre of Weston-super-Mare)
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    Friendly sea front hotel in Weston-Super-Mare. 11 ensuite rooms with B&B & half board. Restaurant & bar offering entertainment for the whole family. Overlooks the beach.
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  • Lympsham   (4.3 miles from the centre of Weston-super-Mare)
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    Family friendly accessible farm cottage near Weston super Mare with an on-site children's playground, games room & lovely views. Pets welcome and parking. Sleeps 4.
     
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