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Weston-super-Mare

town in Somerset, England

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

TransportEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  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)