Tourist Information in Mendips and North Somerset
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Axbridge Town Information

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King John's Hunting Lodge, Axbridge - Photo © Martin Clark
King John's Hunting Lodge, Axbridge - Photo: Martin Clark

A small and ancient market town, Axbridge sits on the banks of the River Axe close to Wells and the Cheddar Gorge in the Mendip Hills. Once the centre of a local woolen industry, it was used as a base for deer hunting by both Saxon and Norman kings. King John's Hunting Lodge, a former merchant’s house, is now a museum. Its exhibits include stocks, a bull-baiting anchor and a Roman skeleton.