Tourist Information in Mendips and North Somerset
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Weston-Super-Mare Town Information

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This well-known seaside resort underwent its first tourist boom in the 19th century when the Victorians fled cities in search of beachside holidays following the opening of the railways. The town’s Grand Pier arrived in 1904. Then, in 1927, the Winter Gardens and Pavilion were built.

Today’s attractions include a helicopter museum, aquarium and miniature railway while the paddle steam Waverley and a second boat, the Balmoral, offer trips across the Bristol Channel and into the Severn Estuary. Ellenborough Park lies in the centre of the resort and has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Beach at Weston-Super-Mare - Photo © Roy Parkhouse
Beach at Weston-Super-Mare - Photo: Roy Parkhouse