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Capture the sunset at Coombe Lodge

Nestled at the foot of the Mendip Hills, this gothic mansion with landscaped gardens offers sweeping views across the Chew Valley. If you're here for a wedding, capture a magical sunset image of the happy couple. Coombe Lodge, in the pretty village of Blagdon, is only 4 miles from Bristol Airport and a 30-minute drive from Weston-super-Mare if you fancy a trip to the seaside while you're here. Don't forget to pack your bucket and spade though.

Look high and low at Cheddar Gorge

While exploring the stunning scenery of the Mendips, don't miss England's largest gorge. Tour the stalactite caves and meet your ancestors in the Museum of Prehistory. Climb the 274 steps to the top of the gorge, counting them as you go. Your reward? Breathtaking views out across the Somerset countryside. New in 2017 is Beyond the View, a virtual tour of the gorge that makes you feel like you're flying.

Soak up Bristol's nightlife and culture

The bright lights of the big city await. Bristol has a great shopping scene and nightlife. Pick up a bargain in the sales at Cabot Circus, or enjoy a night down by the harbourside. Culture vultures can take the Banksy Walking Tour. Some of the elusive graffiti artist's earliest work is hidden around the city. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Coombe Lodge? To be beside the sea, check into Travelodge Weston-super-Mare Hotel. Travelodge Bristol Central Hotel and Travelodge Bristol Central Mitchell Lane Hotel are also good options.