Somerset tourist attractions
Tour & Explore from Lakeside

Lakeside – the perfect base for getting out & about – fascinating, famous, beautiful, bustling, tranquil, there’s so much to see & do…

Experience – Cheddar Gorge and Caves (and The Cheddar Cheese Factory!) – be spooked by Wookey Hole; see mysterious Glastonbury or The Rock of Ages at Burrington Coombe and…

Animals – the Lions of Longleat; Sea Life Centre; Bristol Zoo (it’s huge!); getting ‘touchy/feely’ at Tropiquaria Wildlife Park; there’s Animal Farm Country Park, even donkeys on the beach!!!!…

Natural Beauty – Berrow which has a section protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of it’s rare sand dune habitat. Blenheim Gardens in Minehead are open all year.

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Shop ‘Til You Drop at super garden centres, Clarks Village (famous names at factory prices) or the mega Cribbs Causeway Mall; mix with everything else on offer in Historic Bristol, magnificent Georgian Bath or England’s smallest city, beautiful Wells. Frome’s famous Catherine Hill boutiques – the town’s your oyster!

Some Fun, Fun, Fun – try Brean Leisure Park, The Grand Pier or Crealy Adventure Park (a winner of Family Attraction of the year)!

Take – a real steam train trip or a paddle steamer cruise; there are sea or canal pleasure boat trips too…

Soak Up – the natural beauty of the Somerset Levels, The Mendip & Quantock Hills, Exmoor National Park – unexpected vistas, pretty villages, imposing houses and gardens, (even castles) to see!… Taunton Deane offers stunning landscapes overlooking the meadows of the Somerset Levels, the Quantocks, and the Blackdowns.

Don’t Miss – Haynes Motor Museum, The Fleet Air Arm Museum or looking over SS Great Britain – oodles more museums/ attractions to see as well…Just a short drive, walk or bus journey from Minehead is the National Trust’s Dunster Castle, with its breathtaking views over Exmoor and the Bristol Channel. Visit the magnificent castle to discover how it has developed from a feudal stronghold to a family home.

Clevedon’s Curzon cinema is the oldest purpose built cinema in the world and still in working order. There’s also Coleridge Cottage in Nether Stowey where the poet lived from 1797 to 1799 and entertained his friend, William Wordsworth and other Romantic poets.

Seaside Holiday – Build a sandcastle on Minehead’s long flat sandy beach and enjoy the promenade with its cafés, bars and shops. Or just up the road is Weston-super-Mare – the original British seaside resort with its fabulous beach and Grand Pier – offering a super day out for the whole family. Between Burnham-on-Sea and Brean Down is the second longest stretch of sand in Europe and offers eight beaches. Burnham and Berrow beaches received Seaside Awards by Keep Britain Tidy.

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Get Physical – dry snow skiing, tobogganing, snow boarding, blading, water-skiing, rock climbing, caving, abseiling, horse riding, go-karting, ten-pin bowling, ice skating, golf, bowls, beach angling, fly fishing, walking, perfect cycling country…The River Barle provides good trout and salmon fishing. The Lance Nicholson gun and tackle shop in Dulverton High St. provides advice and kit.

Others Getting Physical! – banger racing, speedway (home of the Somerset Rebels), football (Bristol City and Rovers), County Cricket, National Hunt and flat racing…

…and so much else either on the doorstep or an easy day trip by car.

Lakeside – the perfect base for getting out & about – fascinating, famous, beautiful, bustling, tranquil, there’s so much to see & do…

Experience – Cheddar Gorge and Caves (and The Cheddar Cheese Factory!) – be spooked by Wookey Hole; see mysterious Glastonbury or The Rock of Ages at Burrington Coombe and…

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Animals – the Lions of Longleat; Sea Life Centre; Bristol Zoo (it’s huge!); getting ‘touchy/feely’ at Tropiquaria Wildlife Park; there’s Animal Farm Country Park, even donkeys on the beach!!!!…

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Natural Beauty – Berrow which has a section protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of it’s rare sand dune habitat. Blenheim Gardens in Minehead are open all year.

Shop ‘Til You Drop at super garden centres, Clarks Village (famous names at factory prices) or the mega Cribbs Causeway Mall; mix with everything else on offer in Historic Bristol, magnificent Georgian Bath or England’s smallest city, beautiful Wells. Frome’s famous Catherine Hill boutiques – the town’s your oyster!

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Some Fun, Fun, Fun – try Brean Leisure Park, The Grand Pier or Crealy Adventure Park (a winner of Family Attraction of the year)!

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Take – a real steam train trip or a paddle steamer cruise; there are sea or canal pleasure boat trips too…

Soak Up – the natural beauty of the Somerset Levels, The Mendip & Quantock Hills, Exmoor National Park – unexpected vistas, pretty villages, imposing houses and gardens, (even castles) to see!… Taunton Deane offers stunning landscapes overlooking the meadows of the Somerset Levels, the Quantocks, and the Blackdowns.

Don’t Miss – Haynes Motor Museum, The Fleet Air Arm Museum or looking over SS Great Britain – oodles more museums/ attractions to see as well…Just a short drive, walk or bus journey from Minehead is the National Trust’s Dunster Castle, with its breathtaking views over Exmoor and the Bristol Channel. Visit the magnificent castle to discover how it has developed from a feudal stronghold to a family home.

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Clevedon’s Curzon cinema is the oldest purpose built cinema in the world and still in working order. There’s also Coleridge Cottage in Nether Stowey where the poet lived from 1797 to 1799 and entertained his friend, William Wordsworth and other Romantic poets.

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Seaside Holiday – Build a sandcastle on Minehead’s long flat sandy beach and enjoy the promenade with its cafés, bars and shops. Or just up the road is Weston-super-Mare – the original British seaside resort with its fabulous beach and Grand Pier – offering a super day out for the whole family. Between Burnham-on-Sea and Brean Down is the second longest stretch of sand in Europe and offers eight beaches. Burnham and Berrow beaches received Seaside Awards by Keep Britain Tidy.

Get Physical – dry snow skiing, tobogganing, snow boarding, blading, water-skiing, rock climbing, caving, abseiling, horse riding, go-karting, ten-pin bowling, ice skating, golf, bowls, beach angling, fly fishing, walking, perfect cycling country…The River Barle provides good trout and salmon fishing. The Lance Nicholson gun and tackle shop in Dulverton High St. provides advice and kit.

Others Getting Physical! – banger racing, speedway (home of the Somerset Rebels), football (Bristol City and Rovers), County Cricket, National Hunt and flat racing…

…and so much else either on the doorstep or an easy day trip by car.