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Weston Super Mare really came into its own with the advent of the railway – before the arrival of the first steam train it was a small coastal village. In the 19th century it was developed into a prosperous seaside resort, with two piers, and an attractive promenade. After a period of decline in the last century, the town has once again become popular with tourists, with a major regeneration project having transformed the town and created further attractions. Not least of these is the Helicopter Museum, a tribute to the local aerospace industry, and a theatre and community arts centre. One of the notable attractions of the town are the miles of golden beaches, providing a paradise for children and families. The town is also an extremely attractive base for touring the north Devon and Somerset coasts, with their dramatic cliffscapes and wooded valleys, and for visiting some of the idyllic and typically English villages in the surrounding countryside. The nearest airport is Bristol, where car hire is easy to arrange, or searching for the best deals with GoCarHire.co.uk will also give you a wide range of choice of vehicles available with rental companies in the town itself.

Things to Do in Weston Super Mare

There are plenty of attractions to absorb the visitor, both within the town and in the environs. The Helicopter Museum houses a unique collection of aircraft, and the Museum runs “Open Cockpit” days when visitors can take the pilot’s seat and chat to volunteers about the latest restoration projects. There's an annual music festival, with some of the UK’s biggest music acts performing on Weston Super Mare Beach, which also hosts the yearly Sand Sculpture festival, with amazing constructions being created from the fine golden sand.

Top 3 Must See: Weston Super Mare

  • Weston Super Mare Pier and Sea Aquarium

  • Helicopter Museum

  • Wookey Hole Caves

The Sea Aquarium, built on the pier, houses an array of exotic sea creatures, and allows visitors to get up close in an underwater sea tunnel. Close to the Mendip Hills in Somerset, Wookey Hole Caves are a “must see”, with their dramatic shapes and colours, and the legend of the Wookey Witch to intrigue visitors.

Drive Around Weston Super Mare

Weston Super Mare has excellent transport links, with Bristol Airport being fifteen miles from the town, and the M5 motorway running close by, linking the West Country with the Midlands and Birmingham. Car hire in Weston Super Mare is easily arranged through GoCarHire.co.uk and a car is really essential to tour the locality. For a city visit, Bristol is just a few miles away on the M5, whilst driving east on the A368 takes the visitor towards the dramatic Cheddar Gorge, or further south on the A38, to Wells, with its beautiful and historic cathedral.