North Somerset is home to the seaside resort Weston-super-Mare, coastal towns Clevedon and Portishead and miles of glorious countryside and spectacular coastline. We welcome more than 6.5million visitors to our district each year.
North Somerset has a wide variety of visitor accommodation and for more information visit the Love Weston website or Visit Somerset website or contact our tourist information service.
Attractions, activities and day-trips
No matter how long you're planning on staying here, there are a good selection of attractions for all ages and a wide range of leisure activities and events to enjoy throughout the year. The district is an ideal destination for day-trips, short breaks or longer holidays, whether you're looking for a relaxing weekend in the countryside or a traditional seaside holiday. We are also close to the cities of Bristol, Bath and Wells and the delights of Somerset are all on our doorstep. For more information about attractions in the area:
If you're visiting the Mendip Hills AONB have a look at the Greentraveller Guide website or the Mendip Hill AONB website, which includes the management plan for the area.
Economic impact of tourism and visitor numbers
For more information about tourism and its impact on North Somerset download our:
Filming in North Somerset
We attract a wide variety of filming from nature programmes to drama series to reality TV. We recognise the economic benefits of film crews using the area and wherever possible encourage them to use local businesses and support the local economy (for example, accommodation providers, catering supplies, builders' merchants, security services, restaurants, cafes and car parks).
A good example of this is when ITV's hugely successful crime drama 'Broadchurch' was filmed in a number of locations in the Clevedon area in 2012. View our pinterest board of photos taken of some of the filming in Hill Road. A second series of 'Broadchurch' has recently been announced and the film makers have returned to North Somerset! We also hope to benefit from the growing market for 'film tourism'. Find out more on the in North Somerset website.
Tourist information service
Our centre provides a comprehensive information service to residents and visitors on places to visit, things to do and where to stay. For more information read our tourist information service FAQs.
Download our interesting facts about Weston-super-Mare (pdf).