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Pembroke

in the county of Pembrokeshire

Maryport Harbour,West Cumbria.

Maryport

a Seaside Town in the county of Cumbria

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in the county of Somerset

About Burham-on-Sea

This pleasant seaside resort offers vast expanses of glorious golden sands, making it a paradise for children and sun worshippers alike. It is immensely popular with families who, throughout the summer fill the many caravan sites interspersed throughout the area.

Burnham has a lovely old medieval Church that contains some fine carvings and a famous marble alter-piece designed by Inigo Jones and made by Grinling Gibbons (1648-1720). For many reasons this is a fascinating church and well worth a visit. Close to Burnham is Stert Island, a birdwatchers paradise and home to a variety of of Gulls and other wild birds.

A carnival is held in Burnham each November and there is a regatta in August. The town has good shopping facilities and a market is held at nearby Highbridge. Burnham is popular for sailing and for fishing from the coast.

Recommended towns & villages near Burham-on-Sea

Cheddar

Cheddar (132 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

(9.9 miles, 16.0 km, direction E of Burham-on-Sea)

Often called 'Englands Grand Canyon' Chedder Gorge was carved out by a river that now runs underground...

A sign post in the village of Holford on the edge of the Quantock hills in somerset

Holford (4 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

(10.3 miles, 16.6 km, direction SW of Burham-on-Sea)

Holford lies in a peaceful wooded valley at the foot of the lovely Quantock Hills crowning the landscape where the county of Somerset sweeps towards the coast...

The Ring o Bells Pub, Wookey, Somerset

Wookey (5 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

(13.5 miles, 21.8 km, direction E of Burham-on-Sea)

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Glastonbury church and cross

Glastonbury (103 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Somerset

(13.7 miles, 22.0 km, direction SE of Burham-on-Sea)

This little town now enjoys world renown for its annual music festival which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the globe. None-the-less, this still remains very much a.....

Wells Cathedral

Wells (137 Pictures) in the county of Somerset

(15.4 miles, 24.9 km, direction E of Burham-on-Sea)

Wells, situated at the foot of the picturesque mendip hills, is most certainly one of England's most delightful cathedral cities...

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Sunset, Birnbeck Pier,Weston-Super-Mare

Birnbeck Pier (1 Pictures)

(8.0 miles, 12.9 km, direction N)

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A picture of Cheddar Caves and Gorge

Cheddar Caves and Gorge (84 Pictures)

(10.4 miles, 16.7 km, direction E)

The mile or so of pale-grey limestone cliffs rising above the winding road through Cheddar is awesome in its untamed beauty, it.....

Quantock Hills

Quantock Hills (216 Pictures)

(11.8 miles, 19.0 km, direction W)

This beautiful range of hills is a part of England where stags and deer can still be seen roaming freely. In many ways the.....

Halsway Manor Children's Festival

Halsway Manor (4 Pictures)

(12.7 miles, 20.5 km, direction SW)

Halsway Manor is unique residential Folk Centre set on the southern slopes of the Quantock Hills in West Somerset. Set in.....

Glastonbury Abbey, Fall 2006

Glastonbury Abbey (95 Pictures)

(14.0 miles, 22.5 km, direction SE)

This is believed to be the site of the oldest Christian Church in the world, for centuries it has been the focus of Christian.....

Wookey Hole Caves, Wookey Hole village, Somerset.

Wookey Hole Caves and Papermill (10 Pictures)

(14.1 miles, 22.8 km, direction E)

These dazzling show caves offer a glittering experience in floodlit chambers deep underground. This is the spiritual home of the.....

Chalice Well Entrance

The Chalice Well Gardens (11 Pictures)

(14.2 miles, 22.9 km, direction SE)

There are many associations with Chalice Well covering countless centuries; it is a timeless and sacred place, full of legend,.....


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