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Future Inns Cardiff Bay
Future Inns Cardiff Bay

Hemingway Road Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 4JY

4.0 out of 5.0

Future Inns Cardiff Bay is a 10-minute drive from the city center and central train station, and 16 minutes from panoramic …

£67
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The Royal Hotel
The Royal Hotel

1 South Parade, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1JP

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (35 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Grand Pier, Weston-Super-Mare Museum, and Time Machin …

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Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre
Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre

Mary Ann Street, Cardiff CF10 2JH

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cardiff Motorpoint Arena and …

£50
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Best Western Webbington Hotel & Spa
Best Western Webbington Hotel & Spa

Webbington Road, Axbridge BS26 2HU

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (64 reviews)

Located in Webbington, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of King John's Hunting Lodge, Cheddar Gorge and Caves …

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Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel
Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel

5-7 Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4SP

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this hotel is steps from St Nicholas Market and Bristol Theatre Royal. St. Peters Church …

£55
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The Oakhill Inn
The Oakhill Inn

Fosse Road, Radstock BA3 5HU

4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Ashwick, this inn is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Kilver Court and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Kilver Court Gardens. Downside Abbe …

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Celtic Manor Resort
Celtic Manor Resort

Chepstow Road, Newport NP18 2YB

5.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (479 reviews)

This family-friendly Newport hotel is located in a regional park, within 1 mi (2 km) of Coldra Woods and Wentwood Hills Gol …

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Hillcroft Accommodation
Hillcroft Accommodation

Firtree Farm, Ashford Road, Bristol BS40 5TH

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Bristol, this guesthouse is within 9 mi (15 km) of Ashton Court Mansion, St. Mary Redcliffe Church, and Noah's Ar …

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Novotel Bristol Centre
Novotel Bristol Centre

Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6HY

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Mary Redcliffe Church, St. Peters Church, …

£53
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Days Inn Sedgemoor M5
Days Inn Sedgemoor M5

Sedgemoor Service Area, Weston-super-Mare BS24 OJL

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Edingworth, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Weston-super-Mare Town Hall, Cheddar Gorge and Caves, and The …

£42
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Pocket Guide: United Kingdom International Helicopter Museum Hotels

The International Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare was established in 1958 and is home to a superb collection of over 80 autogyros and helicopters from around the world. The core collection of rotorcraft artefacts belonged to the aviation enthusiast and writer Elfan ap Rees, who acquired a complete Bristol Sycamore Mk. 3 helicopter in 1969 and set the museum on its tracks. Based at a Somerset hotel or B&B in the Weston-super-Mare area, you can find the helicopter museum in what used to be the local airport.

Somerset Hotels for the International Helicopter Museum

The museum has a collection of over 80 rotorcraft and lots of others are being restored in the museum's workshops. Visitors with Somerset hotels often express particular interest in the unique collection of Eastern European and Soviet-era helicopters on display, just a few of the many foreign models such as an EH-101, an Mi-24 Hind and the interestingly named Kamov Ka-26 Hoodlum. More recent acquisitions include a Mil Mi-8 and a Gyrodyne QH-50D. These names might go right over your head, but to an enthusiast they're the music of the spheres, and whether you're a fan of rotorcraft or not the museum makes a superb destination for a day out from your hotel in Somerset. When you've had your fill of helicopters the delights of the traditional seaside town of Weston-super-Mare are close by.

A Royal Opening for the Somerset Helicopter Museum

The International Helicopter Museum has been opened and closed on several occasions. Its current incarnation dates from 1989, when HRH Prince Andrew in one of the Queen's Flight aircraft and officially opened the museum. It has grown substantially since then, acquiring a new hangar to house the burgeoning collection and put it all under cover. Sourcing and acquisition are important activities, along with restoration and innovative displays of the collections. When you visit the museum from any hotel or B&B in the Somerset region you'll find many fun things to do there. The coffee shop is perfect for a break and refreshments, and the kids will enjoy playing around with the interactive exhibits.

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