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Best Western Webbington Hotel & Spa

Best Western Webbington Hotel & Spa

Webbington Road, Axbridge BS26 2HU

3.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (92 reviews)

Located in Webbington, this eco-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Cheddar Gorge and Caves, International Helicopter …

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Victoria Lodge - Guest house

Victoria Lodge - Guest house

13 Victoria Park, Weston-super-Mare BS23 2HZ

3.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (110 reviews)

Situated in Weston-super-Mare, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Grand Pier and Weston-super-Mare Town Hall. …

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The Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel

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

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (45 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Grand Pier and Weston-super-Mare Town Hall. …

£81
Lyncombe Lodge Hotel & Restaurant

Lyncombe Lodge Hotel & Restaurant

Lyncombe Drive, Winscombe BS25 5PQ

3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (69 reviews)

Located in Churchill, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of International Helicopter Museum, Cheddar Gorge and Caves, and …

£54
Church House - Guest House

Church House - Guest House

Kewstoke Road, Weston-super-Mare BS22 9YD

5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (49 reviews)

Located in Kewstoke, this luxury bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of International Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mar …

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Martyndale Suites

Martyndale Suites

7 Royal Crescent, Weston-super-Mare BS23 2AX

2.5 out of 5.0
3 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Weston-super-Mare, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Grand Pier and Weston-super-Mare Town Hall. …

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Travelodge Weston-super-mare

Travelodge Weston-super-mare

4 Beaufighter Road, Weston-super-Mare BS24 8EE

4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

£49
Days Inn Sedgemoor M5

Days Inn Sedgemoor M5

Sedgemoor Service Area, Weston-super-Mare BS24 OJL

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (258 reviews)

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

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Goodrington Guesthouse

Goodrington Guesthouse

23 Charlton Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23 4HB

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (70 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Weston-super-Mare Town Hall and The Grand Pier. …

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Hillcroft Accommodation

Hillcroft Accommodation

Firtree Farm, Ashford Road, Bristol BS40 5TH

3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (109 reviews)

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

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Pocket Guide: Weston-super-Mare 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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