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Tel code: 01934 | code search
Postcode: BS26 | code search
Population: 2000
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Axbridge is situated close to the A38 on the banks of the River Axe, on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills. It is a parish, a market town and a municipal borough located in the Hundred of Winterstoke, 13 miles South West of Bristol. From the ridge above the town there are fine views of South Wales across the Bristol Channel and, in the other direction, beautiful countryside stretching to the Quantocks and Bridgewater Bay. The origins of settlement in the area almost certainly go back as far as Stone Age man, whose tools have been found in the nearby hills. There is also evidence of Roman settlements. In the days of King Alfred, Axbridge was part of the Saxons defence system for holding Wessex against the Vikings. The town was granted a Royal Charter in 1202 by King John and grew prosperous in the Tudor period through the cloth trade. Later the town declined in importance but many historic buildings are preserved in the town centre. These include King John's Hunting Lodge (actually a Tudor building), now a museum. Axbridge sent members to parliament in the reigns of Edward I and Edward III. Visitors today can stay at the nearby 18th century farmhouse Bow Farm.

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West District Forty Club (Cricket)

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Axbridge Caving Group(Caving)

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Compton House (0.15 miles)

Compton House
Compton House is a charming Grade 2 Liisted Georgian House located at the edge of historic Axbridge with great views across the Somerset Levels. Perfect for overnight accommodation, hoilday breaks, private functions and house parties. ... More | visit website
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Oakhouse Hotel (0.34 miles)

Oakhouse Hotel

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The Oakhouse hotel is an 11th century building that sits proudly in the historical market square in the town of Axbridge. Only two miles away from Cheddar Caves the hotel ... More

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Premier Inn Bristol Airport (1.03 miles)

Premier Inn Bristol Airport
Within easy reach of the M5 and just 9 miles south of Bristol Airport. For National Rail links, Bristol city centre is 19 miles away. A short drive from this hotel are attractions such as ... More | visit website
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Wassells (1.69 miles)

Wassells

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Pleasantly located by the reservoir on the fringe of the village of Cheddar - famous for its gorge, caves, and cheese - all within an ... More

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Spring Cottages (1.80 miles)

Spring Cottages
Three comfortable, single bedroomed, No Smoking cottages with twin or double beds in a converted barn on the sunny south side of the Mendip Hills. Two cottages have en-suite bathrooms (bath and shower) upstairs and ... More | visit website
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Penscot Inn (2.00 miles)

Penscot Inn

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The Penscot Inn is a quirky and original Inn set on the village green at Shipham. With twelve individually decorated en suite rooms The Penscot is ideally situated for a ... More

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Home Farm Cottages (2.12 miles)

Home Farm Cottages
Home Farm Cottages - self-catering holiday accommodation set in 2 acres of countryside in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Home Farm Cottages consists of four beautifully-equipped and converted stone farm outbuildings, all with original beams. The ... More | visit website
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Arundel House (2.33 miles)

Arundel House

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Privately owned Regency building in the heart of Cheddar. With a friendly helpful service and a licensed bar lounge where a fire burns during colder periods.
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Lyncombe Lodge Hotel (2.87 miles)

Lyncombe Lodge Hotel

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Set in 250 acres adjacent to Avon dry ski and toboggan slope. Free Wi-Fi and on-site parking. Bar, restaurant, 14 en suite bedrooms and conference facilities. The hotel is set in a ... More

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Hillview Farm (3.23 miles)

Hillview Farm

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Hillview Farm Bed & Breakfast is a working farm situated in a peaceful somerset setting which concentrates on rearing pedigree Limousin cattle.We are ideally located at the gateway to the ... More

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