Local towns and villages

The local towns of Burnham on Sea, Cheddar & Weston-super-Mare, all cater for the visitor with diverse attractions to suit all tastes.

Berrow & Brean

(Approximately 4 miles from Knoll Farm)

The villages of Berrow & Brean runs alongside the beach, and Brean Down is one of the most dramatic landmarks of the Somerset coastline, offers an opportunity for lovely walks. From the top of the headland there are great views over the Bristol Channel, to the islands of Steep Holm and Flat Holm, Weston-super-Mare across to the Welsh coast.

Burnham on Sea

(Approximately 4 miles from Knoll Farm)

Burnham-on-Sea has all the charm of a traditional seaside resort with its own distinct character.  It is famous for its unique nine-legged wooden lighthouse and also boasts one of the shortest piers in the country.

Plenty of fun can be had on the miles of sandy beaches, donkey rides for the youngsters, sandcastle building, or just unwinding with an ice cream and the views of Bridgwater Bay and the Welsh coast in front of you.

There is a busy town centre with a mix of high street shops and a range of more traditional outlets.


(Approximately 6 Miles from Knoll Farm)

Uphill has much to offer to those who do not seek the bright lights but prefer the quieter pursuits such as walking and sightseeing.

In winter the wild fowl and other birds attract the birdwatchers over wintering in the area.  In fine weather walking the hill provides a bracing exercise for those who enjoy the view and do not mind a bit of wind!

In spring and summer the hill is coloured by wild flowers such as cowslip and buttercups and during the month of May the carpet of several thousand green wing orchids (they are purple by the way) is most attractive.


(Approximately 7 Miles from Knoll Farm)

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.

Weston beach has designated areas for wind and water sports, and there are boat trips around Weston Bay and further afield.

Undercover attractions include the SeaQuarium, the North Somerset Museum and the world's largest dedicated Helicopter Museum. There is a wide variety of entertainment on at the Playhouse Theatre and the Winter Gardens to suit all ages, and an excellent selection of restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs.

Cheddar & Axebridge

(Approximately 8 Miles from Knoll Farm)

Axbridge is a charming market town at the foot of the beautiful Mendip Hills, near to Cheddar, with a character all of its own. Once part of a Saxon defence system against the Viking invaders, its history goes back to King Alfred's time.

It was part of the royal manor of Cheddar, which prospered with the wool trade and has been fortunate to retain a core that has changed relatively little. The medieval square has half-timbered buildings, a handsome church, numerous specialist shops, restaurants and cafes. Also in the centre is King John's Hunting Lodge, an early Tudor merchant's house that has been restored as a museum with many interesting historical artefacts from the local area.

Visitors have been coming to Cheddar for centuries to view the magnificent limestone Gorge, reaching 500 feet in places. The ravine boasts the highest inland cliffs in the country that can be viewed from the public road running through the gorge or from foothpaths along the top of the cliffs.

Riverside walks, tearooms, restaurants, gift shops, a small toy museum and the famous Cheddar Caves can all be visited.Cheddar cheese is known throughout the the world and the traditional method of cheese making can still be seen at the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company.

Cheddar village was the site of a Saxon Palace for the Kings of Wessex and has an attractive Minster Church, an historic market cross and a range of local shops. The Mendip hills are a great centre for walking, riding and cycling.

Glastonbury & Street

Glastonbury is a small town in at a dry point on the low lying Somerset Levels and is less than 1 mile across the River Brue from Street, which is now larger than Glastonbury.

Glastonbury has been described as a New Age community which attracts people with New Age and Neopagan beliefs, and is notable for myths and legends often related to Glastonbury Tor, concerning Joseph of Arimathea, the Holy Grail and King Arthur.

Reputed to be the birthplace of Christianity in England and the resting place of King Arthur. Glastonbury is a place of myths and legends and a spiritual centre for Christians and others. The High Street is famed for its ecelectic collection of unique shops and the Tor offers wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.

The largest village in the district, Street has a long association with Clarks and there is an interesting Shoe Museum. Street is home to Clarks Village, a designer outlet shopping complex. The centre includes more than 90 shops. There are also coffee shops, refreshment stalls and a dining area shared by fast food chains, mostly selling goods at a discount to high street prices.

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Brean Down Fort
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Inside Brean Down Fort
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Berrow Wreck
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Brean Down Fort
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Berrow Church
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Burnham-on-Sea Pier
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Weston-super-Mare Sea front
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Weston-super-Mare Pier
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Weston-super-Mare Beach
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Burnham-on-sea Sea front
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The Winter Garden Weston-super-Mare