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a Historic Market Town in the county of Somerset

Church of Saint John the Baptist
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About Axbridge

Interestingly, in Saxon times, this quaint little town was a Royal hunting centre, though the building known as King John's Hunting Lodge dates only from the 16th-century. The lodge, a timber framed building, is quite small and in it's corner position the building looks almost as though it is clinging to others for support. None-the-less it is interesting to see and is open to the public on most days.

Axbridge, is a pleasant little village built surrounding a central square around which are shops and several hotels and inns who during the summer place tables and chairs outside for summer lunches. This gives Axminster a continental air and provides the visitor with a very enjoyable experience.

To the corner of the square is a steep flight of steps leading up to a Perpendicular church. This church has some rather unusual plasterwork and a 15th-century font.

Axbridge is surrounded by a patchwork of fields and pastureland grazed by Cattle and sheep and the Cheddar reservoir which sees Yatching activities during the summer, is but a short walk away.
Axbridge is in close proximity to Cheddar and the attraction of its giant caves, Wookey Hole is but a short drive away, so too is the delightful cathedral city of Wells. To the west of Axbridge are the seaside resorts of Berrow, Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge.

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Reservoir View Motel in Axbridge, Somerset, England

Reservoir View Motel

Axbridge, Somerset, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Situated in Axbridge and just a 5-minute drive from Cheddar Gorge, Reservoir View Motel offers free Wi-Fi and free parking. Cheddar Reservoir is metres away, and King John’s Hunting Lodge is a 10-mi...
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The Old Manor House in Axbridge, Somerset, England

The Old Manor House

Axbridge, Somerset, England (0.7 miles, 1.2 km)
The Old Manor House offers accommodation in Axbridge. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms include a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. For your comfort, you will fin...
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Cheddar Woods Resort and Spa in Cheddar, Somerset, England

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The Old Log Store in Weare, Somerset, England

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