Stuffed on chocolate from Cadbury World, we hit the road for the seaside town of Weston Super Mare. When we visited in July, Weston Super Mare had not yet hit the news, but shortly after we returned home, we learned that it was the town where artist Banksy had created Dismaland. Dismaland was a temporary installation and it opened just a month after our visit. I wish our timing had been better!
We stayed at the Premier Inn Weston Super Mare, located right across from the beach. The location was ideal and the room was good, in line with our other recent Premier Inn experiences. The family rooms are large, with three beds and plenty of room to sprawl out.
We had a view of the city, rather than the ocean.
Last two nights of the vacation, and I was thrilled that everyone finally got the shoe routine down.
We had a ferris wheel in front of our hotel! How cool is that?
The Grand Pier was closed, but we still walked along the beach, making plans for the next morning.
We headed to town in search of dinner. Weston Super Mare is a tourist town, filled with souvenir shops, casinos, arcades, ice cream stands, and the obligatory "American" cafe.
My favorite thing in town were these...
Arriving just a week before British schools let out for summer holiday, we found Weston Super Mare to be a complete ghost town. We were the only people eating at Danaa, and they gave us the royal treatment. The food was fantastic. I hope that they got tons of business during the summer, they deserve it.
The sun was nearly gone as we walked through town and by the beach to get back to our hotel.
A shout-out to Glendale!
And an ominous teaser for my for part two of my Weston Super Mare trip report.