Axbridge Town seal

How to get here

By road:

Axbridge is on the A371 between Weston-super-Mare and Wells.

On the M5, take exit 22 joining the A38. Follow the "Cheddar Gorge and Caves" brown signs for 5 miles to the village of Cross, then turn right on to the A371. The Axbridge turnoff is about a mile on, clearly signposted.

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Car Parking:

Axbridge Town Car Park is a free car park, and is generally pretty full. Signed from the Square as the car park with 55 spaces, it also takes coaches. Parking is limited to 48 consecutive hours, not including weekends and public holidays. Regulations are here.

Moorland Street Car Park is also free, but is a shorter term car park (maximum stay 2 hours, controlled between 8:00am and 8:00pm each day). Signed from the square as the car park with 25 spaces. Regulations are here.

There is also free shopper's parking in the Square limited to one hour with no return within an hour. The maximum one hour applies between 8.00am and 6.00pm each day.

Please note that the parking restrictions are enforced!

Disabled Car Parking:

Disabled drivers can park without charge in either the Meadow Street or Moorland Street Car Park.


Town Map:

For a printable town map you are welcome to print click here.


By public transport:


The nearest railway station is WESTON-SUPER-MARE


First Bus 126/826 service: Weston-super-Mare to Wells, via Axbridge.

By cycle:

The old Dorset and Somerset "Strawberry line"Strawberry Line Cycle route from Yatton (British Rail station) to Cheddar goes through Axbridge Square. There is a place to secure bicycles in front of the Axbridge Butchers, near the Museum.  

On foot:

The walks to Axbridge from Burrington Combe, Shipham or Compton Martin all run through the Mendip Hills AONB and offer excellent scenery with splendid panoramic views.

By air:

Taxi to/from Bristol International (aka Lulsgate) airport: There is a local taxi firm in Axbridge: BBS Taxis (07770-837560).