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Coach Holidays to Weston Super Mare
Search coach holidays to Weston Super Mare and find discounted coach tours and trips to Weston Super Mare and Somerset. Weston Super Mare coach holidays are available throughout the year from local departure points across the UK with all leading coach operators. Weston Super Mare is an ideal destination for a coach tour as there are a wide variety of attractions and places of interest to visit in the city and the surrounding area. Weston-super-Mare is a great seaside resort with all the traditional seaside attractions, including our famous donkeys! The wide sweep of Weston Bay has miles of clean sandy beach, and a level promenade boasting superb views over the Channel. There is lovely coastline and countryside to explore, and Cheddar, Wells, Bristol, Bath and the Mendip and Quantock Hills are all within easy reach
Traced back to prehistoric time with artefacts found mining through Tudor times The 19th century saw Weston grow from a tiny village of about 100 inhabitants, to a thriving Victorian seaside resort of nearly 20,000 people. One hundred years later again, it has a population of almost 70,000. How and why did this happen? The development of every resort is influenced by different factors and, as a result, each has an individual character. Weston's was formed during the 19th century by local men of vision, entrepreneurs whose bold decisions turned Weston-super-Mare into the town it is today.
Places of interest / attractions in Weston Super Mare
Coach holidays to Weston Super Mare provides the opportunity to visit a selection of attractions and places of interest.
SeaquariumThe centre contains an amazing underwater tunnel, providing visitors with a closer look into the depths of our oceans. With sharks, rays and other creatures swimming gracefully past, just inches away. It doesn't stop there, with over 25 displays throughout the aquarium, visitors can see the beauty and terror of the oceans creatures, from the severn estuary to the wonders of the rainforest rivers.
North Somerset MuseumNorth Somerset Museum is a family-friendly place full of displays telling the story of the district, from pre-history to the present. You can find out about the history of seaside holidays or you go to Clara's Cottage, a typical Weston home in 1900. The archaeology gallery goes back to the Ice Age with bones and stone tools from Mendip's caves. The displays come up to date with wildlife you can see today.
Grand PierDue to re-open in the summer of 2010, the Grand Pier is closed for the re-construction of a brand new state of the art pavilion.
Helicopter MuseumOpened by HRH The Duke of York in 1989 this volunteer run museum has a unique collection of rare aircraft, many of which enjoy top benchmark status on the National Aviation Heritage Register.
Grove ParkGrove Park is an oasis in Weston's town centre. Soak up the colourful displays in Jill Dando's memorial garden, or listen to a summer concert beside the bandstand.
Jill's GardenJill's Garden was created in 2001 as a lasting tribute to the memory of Jill Dando. Jill grew up in Weston and following her untimely death her friends and family decided to enlist the help of the BBC Ground Force team to create the gardens. Situated in Weston-super-Mare's beautiful Grove Park, Jill's Garden is one of the resort's most visited attractions.
Weston DonkeysEnjoy a great day out with all the family on Weston Beach. After enjoying a ride up and down the golden sands why not have your picture taken with your favourate Donkey.
Places of interest / attractions near Weston Super Mare
Coach holidays to Weston Super Mare provides the opportunity to visit a number of attractions and places of interest in Somerset and beyond.
Brean Down, National Trust - Nr Weston-super-MareBrean Down peninsula is one of the most dramatic landmarks of the Somerset coastline, extending 1½ml into the Bristol Channel. At its most seaward point, a Palmerston Fort built in 1865 and re-armed in World War II, provides an insight into the past.
Steepholm Nature Reserve - A boat trip from Weston-Super-Mare(April - October) - sails off to the middle of the Bristol Channel where Steepholm island lies, a haven for seabirds and other wildlife. Wookey Hole near Wells Welcome to a magical world of fantasy and extraordinary fact. A spellbinding adventure through millions of years of creation, where spectacular light and sound effects bring the caves natural wonders to life.
Bristol Zoo GardensThere is so much to experience at Bristol Zoo Gardens. Your day out is sure to be packed full of fun, facts and fantastic animals.
Barrington Court, Near Ilminster (National Trust)An enchanting formal garden laid out in a series of walled rooms, including the White Garden, the Rose and Iris Garden and the Lily Garden. The Tudor manor house was restored in the 1920s.
Glastonbury TorThe dramatic and evocative Tor dominates the Somerset Levels and offers spectacular views over Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. At the summit of this very steep hill an excavation has revealed the plans of two superimposed churches of St Michael, of which only the 15th-century tower remains.
Montacute House, Near YeovilA glittering Elizabethan house, adorned with elegant chimneys, carved parapets and other Renaissance features, including contemporary plasterwork, chimneypieces and heraldic glass. The magnificent state rooms include a long gallery which is the largest of its type in England.
The City of Bath Onlyan hours drive from Weston lies the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, with it's famous Roman Baths, Royal Crescent, Costume Museum and wonderful shopping. The architecture ranks among the best in the world. The Botanical Gardens in Royal Victoria Park were given a top award in 2003 - More about coach holidays to Bath
Cheddar Caves and GorgeDiscover a world of myth & magic in the Crystal Quest. The Gorge is a great place for walking, with tremendous views across Somerset from the top
Animal Farm Adventure ParkExplore 25 acres of delightful countryside,home to lots of friendly animals. Meet the Shetland ponies, make friends with the farm animals and enjoy our seasonal treasure hunt.
Whenever you choose a coach holiday or coach tour to Weston Super Mare you are sure to find plenty to see and do. If you cannot find a suitable coach tour to Weston Super Mare contact us and let our experienced coach holiday operators help you find your perfect coach holiday.