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Brean Down

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8 miles from exit 22 of M5 | Between Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea, Brean, Burnham-On-Sea, England
+44 1934 844518
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Good trip for a Sunday morning

Went one Sunday morning with daughter and grandaughter, visited the cafe at the start of the walk... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Geraldine H
Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
Fabulous alternative to the madness of neighbour Weston-super-mare!

My husband and I drove for an hour from where we were staying to visit the seaside and as Weston... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kim V
Banbury, United Kingdom
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8 miles from exit 22 of M5 | Between Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea, Brean, Burnham-On-Sea, England
+44 1934 844518
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went one Sunday morning with daughter and grandaughter, visited the cafe at the start of the walk up to Brean Down, there was a competitve run up the steps to the top so we went for a pleasant walk along the beach and watched the...More

Thank Geraldine H
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I drove for an hour from where we were staying to visit the seaside and as Weston was the nearest decent beach, that was where we headed. However we soon began to reconsider our options being faced with loads of people, tacky...More

Thank Kim V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this place in a rainy morning, when I spent some time in Clevedon. It is not too easy to access anyway, as only small, narrow mazy roads lead there. But it worth!!! I have rarely seen such a beautiful place like this...More

Thank Evalynn B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brean down is a great walk if you are visiting Brean. Although bit of a climb the steps are well maintained and the paths not too challenging. It it quite exposed on the top route so I would recommend going when its not too windy...More

Thank markedwinpitt
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have travelled to this area many times but never been on to Brean Down. Why did I wait so long? Its beautiful with the most amazing views. Its a climb up the steep path to get onto it but well worth ithe effort. I...More

Thank Binkie13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Car Park is £3.50 for non National Trust members. There are the usual Trust shop, cafe and toilets. The Downs are approached via some steep steps and once one the top if you continue walking up hill you will get to the Trig point and...More

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked up brean down on a sunny but windy day lots of steps to climb to top, but when you reach the tops some great views we walked around the whole of it visiting the fort and seeing the goats grazing, well worth a visit...More

Thank Sueaidy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bream down is a lovely walk if you are fairly fit or have all day to wonder up to the top. You can avoid the steps and take the old military road if you prefer.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's steep and there's a lot of steps so beware if you have mobility issues, although there is apparently a slope-way if you don't fancy the steps. The views from the top are superb. We walked all the way to the fort at the end...More

Thank Hannah T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a caravan in Brean and decided to walk up Brean down. The car park is £3 for the day or free for national trust members. There are a lot of steps to walk up to get to Brean down. However once at...More

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I visited Brean Down yesterday and have always paid for the parking but as we took out membership with the National Trust we parked as normal in our usual car park. This morning we noticed a slip of paper underneath the back wiper asking us to pay the parking in the shop. Now confused as I was under the impression it was free for NT members or did we park in the wrong car park? Is the NT car park the smaller car park on the right or the larger one on the left? Never used the cafes so not sure which is Cove Cafe.
3 October 2016|
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Response from Rob1815 | Reviewed this property |
As long as your NT windscreen sticker is displayed, it is free parking for members in both car parks. I left my initial application for membership on my dashboard until I received my card and sticker. If it happens again... More
Do national trust members pay to park
25 May 2016|
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Response from SanukUK | Reviewed this property |
Yes the car park is free for NT members, and as pointed out previously you need to display the parking sticker. It can get very busy at popular holiday times. It is also possible to pay and park on the beach. We tried the... More
Brendan T
how to get there
17 April 2016|
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Response from Jennifer M | Reviewed this property |
depending where you are coming from you can for one ,use the motorway (M5) to the burnham 0n sea turn off following through Burnham on sea town right to brean ,or the A38 again at the Burnham turn off and head for the town... More