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Coordinates: 51°20′46″N 2°58′37″W / 51.346°N 2.977°W / 51.346; -2.977
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Multiple houses and other buildings around a bay into which a pier projects. On the background are hills
Weston-super-Mare bay and piers
Weston-super-Mare is located in Somerset
Location within Somerset
Population76,143 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceST320613
Civil parish
  • Weston-super-Mare
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBS22–BS24
Dialling code01934
PoliceAvon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
51°20′46″N 2°58′37″W / 51.346°N 2.977°W / 51.346; -2.977

Weston-super-Mare, sometimes known as just Weston is a sea-side town Somerset, England. Weston is 18 miles (29 km) from the city of Bristol. It also includes the suburbs of Oldmixon, West Wick and Worle. The beach is a popular tourist destination. The town has many museums and a pier.

History[change | change source]

Iron age[change | change source]

The earliest settlements of Weston are iron age hill forts in the north

19th century[change | change source]

an image of weston in the 19th century

By the time of the 19th century, Weston had already become a popular tourist destination

Modern history[change | change source]

in world war 2, 4,000 people migrated to weston-super-mare[source?]

Transport[change | change source]

Weston is connected to the M5 motorway by junction 21 where the dual carriageway A370 goes to the town centre.

The main railway station is on a short loop off the Bristol to Exeter line. The station is called Westo-super-Mare. It is close to the town centre and less than ten minutes walk from the sea front.

References[change | change source]

  1. "2011 Census Profile". North Somerset Council. Archived from the original (Excel) on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2014.