Places to Visit

Breans is ideally located between Weston-super Mare and Burnham-on-Sea which means there are lots of local attractions within easy reach. Somerset provides so much to see and do; these are just some of the wonderful attractions you may want to visit while staying at Hillview Brean.

Brean Down

Brean Down Brean Down peninsula is one of the most dramatic landmarks of the Somerset coastline, extending 1Ĺml into the Bristol Channel. At its most seaward point, a Palmerston Fort built in 1865 and then re-armed in World War II, provides a unique insight into Breanís past.

Brean Down Fort

Brean Down Fort Explore the restored Napoleonic fort on the top of Brean Down. Walk up to the top and experience wonderful views over the Somerset countryside. Disabled access by arrangement.

Brean Down Bird Garden

Brean Down Bird Garden A large display of exotic parrots and parakeets from all over the world. This is an attraction that will keep the whole family interested for hours. There is something to offer everyone young and old alike. Telephone: 01278 751209

Burnham & Berrow Golf Club

Burnham & Berrow Golf Club Burnham & Berrow Golf Club is one of the natural Championship links courses which stretch down the west coast of England from Royal Birkdale in the north to Westward Ho! in the south. Telephone 01278 785760 for more information.

Cheddar Caves and Gorge

Cheddar Caves and Gorge Outstanding Natural Beauty, discover 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. A major tourist attraction for over 200 years, with plenty to do above and below ground.

Longleat House & Safari Park

Longleat House & Safari Park Longleat House & Safari Park Near Warminster, Wiltshire. Come and discover this wonderful world of family fun. With 12 great attractions to enjoy there really is something for everyone to enjoy. For further details telephone 09068 884581

Barrington Court (National Trust)

Barrington Court Barrington Court, Near Ilminster (National Trust) An enchanting formal garden, influenced by Gertrude Jekyll and 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.

Wookey Hole

Wookey Hole 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. Further details 01749 672243

Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor The dramatic and evocative Tor dominates the Somerset Levels and offers spectacular views over Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. At the summit the Tor excavation has revealed two superimposed churches of St Michael, of which only the 15th-century tower remains

Steepholm Nature Reserve

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. Also ruins and WWII fortifications. Phone 01934 632307

Hestercombe Gardens, near Taunton

Hestercombe Gardens Opened in the spring of 1997 for the first time in over 125 years, the landscape garden was created by Coplestone Warren Bampfylde in the 1750s. This tranquil forty acre valley, including lakes, temples and magnificent views, provides delightful woodland walks for the whole family.

Bristol Zoo Gardens

Bristol Zoo Gardens There is so much to experience at Bristol Zoo Gardens. Your day out is sure to be packed full of fun, facts and fantastic animals. For further details telephone 0117 973 8951

Montacute House, near Yeovil

Montacute House A 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

The City of Bath The beautiful Georgian city of Bath, with its 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.

The Berrow Ship Wreck

The Berrow Ship Wreck When the tide goes out at Berrow, near Burnham-On-Sea, the bones of a long dead ship stick out of the sands as a stark reminder of a savage gale and a gallant rescue at the end of the last century.


Wedmore Wedmore is a prosperous village, with a wide range of shops, restaurants and coffee shops. It is the principal village on the isle of Wedmore, a ridge of land rising out of the Somerset Levels. It is four miles from Cheddar and the Mendips; and eight miles from Wells and Glastonbury. Wedmore is steeped in history and has been a settlement since early times.

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