A surprising selection of shops and shopping centres are available at Weston Super Mare, including a number of department stores, such as Marks and Spencers, a particular favourite. There are plenty of shopping opportunities all around the centre of Weston Super Mare, and even the most keen shopaholics will find plenty of retail therapy to keep them busy.
The majority of the best shops can be found along Weston’s busy High Street. Here shops stand either side of a paved pedestrianized area, with plenty of seating areas nearby.
Numerous cafes and stylish coffee shops reside in this part of the town and during the summer, offer outdoor tables and chairs.
The indoor Sovereign Shopping Centre is located here and contains 35 favourite high street names, opening directly on to the beautifully landscaped Italian Gardens and also the spacious Town Square. Nearby is the Orchard Meadows, where a number of independent local outlets are located.
The High Street stretches all the way between Grove Park and the Dolphin Square Shopping Centre, which is known for its year-round covered market, monthly farmers’ market and colourful playground area. Fenced off and featuring climbing apparatus, slides and swings, the playground offers the perfect place for younger shoppers to unwind and let off steam.
Also worth noting, nearby Clevedon features a more traditional shopping district, which is based around the Hill Road area, close to its appealing shoreline. Those planning to shop in the town of Portishead will find the best selection of shops in the precinct area around High Street.
A visit to Weston-Super-Mare really puts you in a superb position to explore numerous attractions in Somerset and Devon. Below is just a short list of several local attractions in the area.
Longleat Estate and Park: www.longleat.co.uk
The City of Bath: www.cityofbath.co.uk
Wells Cathedral: www.wellscathedral.org.uk
Cheddar Gorge and Caves: www.cheddarcaves.co.uk
Wooky Hole Caves: www.wookey.co.uk
The City of Bristol: www.about-bristol.co.uk
…even closer are:
The Grand Pier www.grandpier.co.uk
Sealife Centre www.seaquarium.co.uk
The Winter Gardens www.thewintergardens.com
Weston Playhouse www.theplayhouse.co.uk
Weston Golf Course www.westonsupermaregolfclub.com
Puxton Park www.puxton.co.uk
Court Farm Animal Park www.courtfarmcountrypark.co.uk
Weston Helicopter Museum www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk