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Mendip Hills AONB, Visitor & Tourism Guide

In Somerset, South West England. Below Bath and Bristol City and to the east of Weston-super-Mare on the Bristol Channel coast. The western part of the Mendip Hills is the designated AONB.

Perhaps most famous for its geology with Cheddar Gorge cutting through the AONB's limestone and Wookey Hole which has been used by humans for around 50,000 years.

The magnificent Wells City is on the AONB's boundary.

Things to do include: possibly the best views of Somerset from Deer Leap (in the south of the AONB), the world famous caves at Wookey Hole, astonishing views and walking at Cheddar Gorge, the highest point of the Mendips at Beacon Batch trig point on Black Down (to the north of the AONB). See also Blagdon Lake and Chew Valley Lake.

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Blagdon Church of St Andrew

Located in Blagdon, Somerset, South West England, England

Approximately 3.7 miles away.

Located in one of Somerset's most popular villages. Blagdon Church of St Andrew has been rebuilt several times over the course of its history. The distinctive tower was built at the beginning of the twentieth century. Th...

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Wookey Hole

Located in Wookey Hole, Somerset, South West England, England

Approximately 3.8 miles away.

Extremely popular South West England tourist attraction. Caves used by humans for 50,000 years. Formed by action of the River Axe on the limestone hills. Located in the Mendip Hills AONB near Wells City and Cheddar Gorge...

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Cheddar Gorge

Located in Cheddar, Somerset, South West England, England

Approximately 4.2 miles away.

The largest gorge in the United Kingdom. Rock faces as high as 371 feet (113 metres). Very popular tourist destination in the South West. Britain's oldest complete human skeleton was found here in 1903. Named Cheddar Man...

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The New Inn, Wells
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Approximately 1.9 miles away.

Total Rooms: 6; Rates: 50 - 90 Per Night

The New Inn is a 15th-century inn in picturesque Priddy, on top of the Mendips in Somerset All rooms were completely refurbished in 2008 The New Inn is within easy distance of historic Wells, Glastonbury, the spa town of...

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The Post House, Wells
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Approximately 3.9 miles away.

Total Rooms: 3; Rates: 50 - 85 Per Night

Charming and rustic, The Post House is a Grade II Listed building with an elegant, stylish interior, perfectly situated just 5 miles 8 km from Wells...

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The Apple House
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Approximately 3.9 miles away.

Rates: 258 - 547 Per Week

Explore spectacular Cheddar Gorge and the delightful Cathedral City of Wells (both 4 miles) from this cosy detached cottage for two converted from a traditional Somerset apple store. Set in a picturesque village at the f...

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