Out & About

Nestling on the southern edge of the Mendips, lovely little Axbridge is in a prime ‘has-it-all’ location. Beautiful Somerset scenery in easy reach of Bristol, Bath and Bristol International airport.  

Whatever the season, there’s a real wealth of countryside, culture, coast and heritage sights to explore. And the great variety of wonderful pubs, eateries, picnic spots, cream teas, cider farms and Farmers Markets throughout the region.

COUNTRYSIDE

As an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ there’s a rich and varied landscape on the doorstep: limestone hills with dramatic gorges and caves, the Somerset Levels with its wetland moors and nature reserves and the beaches of the Bristol Channel coastline. It’s a wonderful base to explore the great outdoors.

Just down the road from the natural wonder of Cheddar Gorge – equally famous for its cheese and caves – there’s Ebbor Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves, Glastonbury Tor, Burrington Coombe and Blagdon Lake, Brean Beach and Sandy Point; rambling and mountain bike trails galore, and the popular  Strawberry Line national SUSTRANS cycle & walking track which runs through Axbridge.

CITY SIDE

And then there’s easy access to great cities, culture & buzz:

Vibrant Bristol is just a 35 minute drive away and Georgian Bath a scenic drive up Cheddar Gorge and over the Mendips

Charming Wells, the UK’s smallest city, also with a magnificent cathedral is a local must see.

 As is quirky Glastonbury with its famous Tor, Abbey ruins & Chalice Well.

FURTHER AFIELD

The World Heritage prehistoric stone circle sites of Stonehenge and Avebury are do-able day trip destinations. And in all directions of the compass, there’s the historically rich and culturally contemporary cities to visit: Salisbury, to the East, Exeter to the South, Cardiff to the West and Cheltenham and Gloucester to the North.