With live cabaret, comedy game shows, bands, comedians and more, all on site, plus our wildly popular kids shows, you could easily spend your entire holiday on our resort. But if you can tear yourself away and want to sample some local historical and cultural highlights, here’s our guide to some of the best local National Trust attractions. And they’re all located within 40 miles of the resort!
Brean Down – 4 miles
With acres of clean, quiet beach, Brean Down is perfect for building sandcastles and sunbathing. The Down is almost 100m high and extends nearly 1.5 miles into the Bristol channel making it Somerset’s greatest natural pier with breath-taking views. For history fans, there’s also the site of an old Roman temple and a Victorian fort built to defend against the French navy!
Coleridge Cottage, Bridgwater – 22 miles
The great Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote some of his most famous works here, including The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan. After a major redevelopment in 2011 more of the cottage is open to visitors than ever before, providing an exacting recreation of the environment in which Coleridge and his friends would have lived.
Entry to Coleridge Cottage is £5.20 for adults and £2.60 for children.
Fyne Court, Broomfield – 23 miles
The wild garden at Fyne Court is one of the local areas most picturesque attractions. Home to all sorts of wild plants and animals, there’s den-building, tree-climbing and courtyard games for younger visitors and a newly-refurbished tearoom for the grown-ups.
Tyntesfield – 28 miles
Like something out of a Gothic fairytale, Tyntesfield House is one of England’s finest Victorian mansions. Admire the house’s spiralling turrets, pinnacles and stone carvings, or take a stroll through the tree-filled parkland to really soak up the atmosphere.
Entry to Tyntesfield is from £9.45 for adults and £4.75 for children, with an additional charge for entry to the house, which is only open Friday to Wednesday.
Dunster Castle boasts an imposing medieval gatehouse and dramatic ruined tower, with the site having been home to fortifications since at least the Norman period. There are beautiful gardens to explore, a wide collection of art, silver, furniture and porcelain to admire and even a secret passage!
Entry is £9.30 for adults and £4.60 for children with discounts for families and other groups.
Located a stone’s throw from the castle entrance, Dunster’s restored 18th century watermill sits on the site of a mill mentioned in the Domesday Book from 1086. The mill can be seen in operation on certain days, so call 01643 821759 to avoid disappointment.
Entry is £5.60 for adults and £2.80 for children with discounts for families and other groups.
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