Brent Knoll holidays are all about the peace and quiet of country life, with plenty of opportunity for outdoor activity. Set between Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury and Wells, Brent Knoll is a small village in Somerset. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and lovely walks, it’s also just ten minutes drive from the seaside town of Weston Super Mare, so is the perfect choice for family holidays on the coast.

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A local’s guide to holidays in Brent Knoll…

Things To Do in Brent Knoll

A mix of natural beauty, historical sites, and local charm Brent Knoll is a lovely place to visit.

Brent Knoll Hill
Explore the iconic Brent Knoll Hill, a prominent natural landmark rising 137 meters above sea level. Enjoy scenic walks and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the summit.

Brent Knoll Parish Church
Visit the historic St. Michael’s Church, located at the foot of Brent Knoll Hill. This Grade I listed building dates back to the 12th century and features architectural and historical significance.

Tea Rooms and Local Pubs
Experience the charm of the village by stopping at one of its traditional local pubs, the most popular of which are The Red Cow and Brent Knoll Inn. Enjoy a cup of tea, a delicious pastry, or sample some traditional Somerset fare at The Almshouse Tea Shop in nearby Axbridge (about 15 minutes’ drive)

While Brent Knoll may not have a bustling shopping district, part of its charm lies in its simplicity and rural character. Exploring the local shops can provide a glimpse into village life and the opportunity to discover hidden gems and local treasures.

Attractions near Brent Knoll

The Somerset Levels and Cheddar Gorge (about 20 minutes’ drive)

Here you’ll find ample chance for outdoorsy adventure like cycling, caving, rock climbing and walking, while the Original Cheddar Cheese Company which is the world’s oldest, is where you can sample and buy a variety of wonderful local cheeses, and enjoy lunch in their on-site restaurant.

Burnham-on-Sea (10 minutes’ drive)
Take a short drive to the nearby coastal town of Burnham-on-Sea. Enjoy a stroll along the beach, visit the pier, and explore the town’s shops, cafes, and restaurants.

Glastonbury Tor (30 minutes’ drive)
This popular tourist spot is crowned by the ruins of St. Michael’s Tower. It’s a fascinating site that holds significant historical and mythical significance, often associated with legends of King Arthur and believed by some to be the location of the mythical Avalon.

Wookey Hole (20 minutes’ drive)
A village in Somerset known for its spectacular limestone caves, which feature underground rivers and impressive stalactites and stalagmites. Visitors can explore the caves on guided tours and also enjoy other attractions on-site, including a dinosaur museum, a 4D cinema, and a fairy garden.


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