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Brean Down Fort

Brean, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 2RS, UK

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About Brean Down Fort

Brean Down's fort was built to defend the country against a possible Napoleonic invasion. The fort is now a ruin, but you can still wander around the buildings and imagine what life must have been like living and working on the down. The Fort was also used for exterior scenes of the Royal Marines attack on the villains base on Cragfest Island in episode six of 1978 HTV series The Doombolt Chase. Pottery and jewellery from the Early Bronze Age have been unearthed. Many of these archaeological dis


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Brean Down0.46km from Brean Down Fort

Brean Down is one of the landmarks of the Somerset coastline – jutting out into the Bristol Channel and providing a download setting between Burnham-On-Sea to the south and Weston-super-Mare to the north. Made of Carboniferous Limestone, it is a continuation of the Mendip Hills. Two further continuations are the small islands of Steep Holm and Flat Holm. The cliffs on the northern and southern flanks of Brean Down have large quantities of fossils laid down in the marine deposits about 320–350 mi

Brean Beach1.71km from Brean Down Fort

Brean has a beautiful 3 Mile beach with exciting sand dunes to explore, it is possible to walk along the beach and then climb up Brean Down for a lovely view of the countryside and over the water.  It boasts one of the longest stretches of sand in Europe and at low tide a vast expanse of mud flats are exposed.

Brean Leisure Park5.18km from Brean Down Fort

Brean Leisure Park is an amusement park in the coastal resort of Brean, near Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, England. The park covers an area of 200 acres. With Brean Splash Waterpark & Gym , Brean Golf Club , Brean Play , The Tavern and Bucket & spade and Brean Theme Park, entertainment venues and a wide variety of eateries and restaurants you and the family will be spoilt for choice.

Animal Farm Adventure Park5.22km from Brean Down Fort

Animal Farm Adventure Park is set on 23 acres of farm land in the beautiful Somerset countryside. With views across the levels to the Mendips and Brent Knoll. With over 250 animals onsite, including George the Raccoon, llamas, alpacas, goats, sheep, rabbits, degus, chipmunks, a vast collection of reptiles & bugs, and so more.

Berrow Beach7.17km from Brean Down Fort

Berrow beach was awarded the Blue flag rural beach award in 2005. The beach is home to the shipwreck of the Norwegian barque Nornen, which ran aground on 3 March 1897. Berrow Beach is rural in nature with sand dunes at the top of the beach. The beach at Berrow stretches for miles which is ideal for walking.

Burnham and Berrow Golf Club8.74km from Brean Down Fort

Burnham & Berrow Golf Club is a 27-hole members golf club in Somerset, England which has hosted many of the leading amateur golf tournaments in Britain, including the Brabazon Trophy and English Amateur. The Channel Course is an 18-hole course with nine greens. Each hole has 2 separate tee positions, one of which is used on each loop of nine. The course is a 5,819-yard par-70 off the men's white tees and a 5,038-yard par-70 of the women's tees.

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Somerset covers a vast area of land in the south-west of England, from the rolling Blackdown Hills on the Somerset-Devon border, to the Mendips and Quantocks south of Bristol, and finishing in the west with the Exmoor National Park. To the north is Bath and North-East Somerset, which although administered separately, nonetheless feel like part and parcel of this English county.