Weston-super-Mare

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Weston-super-Mare, sometimes known as just Weston is a sea-side town in 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 and includes many museums, a pier and an aquarium.

Weston-super-Mare
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
Weston-super-Mare
Weston-super-Mare
Weston-super-Mare shown within Somerset
Population76,143 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceST320613
Civil parish
  • Weston-super-Mare
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWESTON-SUPER-MARE
Postcode districtBS22–BS24
Dialling code01934
PoliceAvon and Somerset
FireAvon
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Somerset
51°20′46″N 2°58′37″W / 51.346°N 2.977°W / 51.346; -2.977Coordinates: 51°20′46″N 2°58′37″W / 51.346°N 2.977°W / 51.346; -2.977

Transport[change | change source]

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

Today, the main railway station, which is on a short loop off the Bristol to Exeter line, is called Westo-super-Mare and is situated 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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)