Steamships & Steam Trains 5 Days - Anchor Head
Weston-super-Mare is Somerset's best known holiday resort. It is situated in a sheltered bay at the foot of the Mendip Hills with views across the Bristol Channel to South Wales. There are many charming Victorian and Edwardian terraces interspersed with colourful parks and gardens providing fascinating walks; from the delightful rocky point at Anchor Head to the sandy beaches at the southern end of the resort. Weston offers a great many attractions including the Grand Pier – described as “the ultimate 21st Century indoor theme park”! It also boasts a helicopter museum and a big wheel which offers breathtaking views. The sheltered bay is ideal for a quiet walk. Other superb activities include ten pin bowling, golf and bowls. At night there are numerous attractions including top class cabaret at the Playhouse and dancing at the famous Winter Gardens.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - West Somerset Railway & Minehead
Britain’s longest and most lovingly restored railway provides the opportunity for us to step back in time to the Golden Age of Steam (fare included in tour cost)./nThe journey takes us along twenty miles of coast and country from Bishops Lydeard past the Quantock Hills and ten stations en-route to Minehead. /nThe arrival station at Minehead is situated on the seafront allowing immediate access to the local amenities./nMinehead, once a port on the Bristol Channel, now has a flat promenade housing cafés, bars and shops as well as offering access to the beach./nSt. Michael’s Church, built around the 14th to 15th century, can be found on the lower slopes of North Hill./nBlenheim Gardens, Minehead’s largest park, opened in 1925 and remains a popular attraction./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - SS Great Britain & Bristol
The SS Great Britain was the longest passenger ship in the world from 1845 to 1854. /nShe was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and is today a popular tourist attraction. (Entrance included in tour cost)/nAs an ancient seafaring port, Bristol is built around its docks, with their historic ships and aquarium (entry fees apply to attractions)./nBristol is home to many museums including the Bristol Museum and Gallery (free entry) with its ever changing exhibitions. /nThe city's former Corn Exchange building houses a market hall and a variety of independent shops selling local goods and produce. /n
Day 5 - Return Travel
Anchor Head Hotel
Have you been looking at coach holidays to Weston Super Mare? Look no further, just take a look at the Anchor Head Hotel; splendidly situated between Weston's two piers and close to the boating slipway and a small beach; the promenade walk begins right next to the hotel. There are 52 bedrooms with central heating and a private bath/shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and TV with radio channels. Attractive TV lounge and delightful bar with dance floor where entertainment is provided most evenings. Free WiFi in public areas. There are magnificent views of the bay from the TV lounge, restaurants and many of the bedrooms. Small lift serves all floors (few stairs from lift to restaurant).