Village profiles

There are 6 main villages in North Somerset - Backwell, Congresbury, Long Ashton, Winscombe, Wrington (pictured) and Yatton.

Wrington Post Office and High Street

Backwell

Backwell village lies 11 miles south of Bristol and has an approximate population of 6000.

The village has a good range of local shops and services including a post office, newsagents, hairdressers, bakery, off licence, pharmacy, hardware shop, and grocery store.

There is also a good range of leisure and recreational facilities located in the village including a sports centre and swimming pool, playing fields, tennis courts, play park and youth and judo clubs.

There is a railway station located one mile away at Nailsea, with regular connections to Bristol, London and the southwest and is within a twenty minute drive of the M5 motorway and Bristol.

Backwell has a number of pre school facilities, infants, junior and comprehensive school all located in the village. Visit education for a list of schools in North Somerset.

For more information visit Backwell Parish Council website.

Congresbury

Congresbury village lies 7 miles north of Weston-super-Mare and 13 miles south of Bristol and has an approximate population of 3600.

The village has a good range of local shops and services including a post office, newsagents, butchers, bakers, hairdressers, hardware shop, country clothing, financial services and pharmacy.

The nearest railway station is in the nearby village of Yatton located less than three miles away with regular connections to Bristol, London and the southwest and is within a fifteen minute drive of the M5 motorway.

A range of leisure facilities are located in the village  which include the playing fields, children’s play area, football club, youth club, country club and golf course, cricket club and bowls club and close to the nearby Strawberry Line cycle path which stretches from Yatton to Cheddar.

Congresbury has town primary schools in the village, pre school facilities and the closest comprehensive schools are located in Churchill, St Georges, Weston-super-Mare and Worle. Visit education for a list of schools in North Somerset.

For more information visit Congresbury Parish Council website.

Long Ashton

Long Ashton village is located approximately three miles south of Bristol City Centre and has an approximate population of 4800.

The village has a good range of local shops and services including a post office, supermarket, off licence, bakery, hairdressers and a monthly village market.

There are both pre school facilities and a primary school in the village with the nearest secondary school in Ashton Vale, or in North Somerset in Nailsea. Visit education for a list of schools in North Somerset.

The nearest railway station is in the nearby town of Nailsea approximately five miles away or Bristol Temple Meads both with regular connections to London the north and the south west. It is also within easy reach of the M5 and M4 motorways and has regular bus connections into Bristol City Centre.

There are a range of leisure facilities and local clubs in the village which include tennis, badminton, bowls, cricket, WI, youth club and children’s facilities,

For more information visit Long Ashton Parish Council website.

Winscombe

Winscombe is a village in the parish of Winscombe and Sandford, located 16 miles south of Bristol with a parish population of approximately 4500.

The village has an excellent range of local shops and services including; butchers, bakers, florists, hairdressers, banks, post offices, gift shops, pharmacy, beauticians, pubs and cafes.

The nearest railway station is at Worle, approximately seven miles away with regular connections to Bristol, London and the southwest and is within a twenty minute drive of the M5 motorway.

The villages of Winscombe and Sandford both have a primary school and a number of pre schools. The nearest state secondary school is located in Churchill just less than three miles away and the independent Sidcot School is also within a couple of miles. Visit education for a list of schools in North Somerset.

For more information visit Winscombe and Sandford Parish Council website.

Wrington

Wrington is a village and parish located 10 miles south of Bristol and has a population of around 3200.

The village has a good range of local shops and services including a bank, hairdressers, bakery, post office, art gallery, estate agents, repair garage and has a weekly country market.

The station at Yatton is located less than 4 miles away with good connections to Bristol, London and the south west and is within an easy drive of the M5 motorway.

The village has two primary schools with the nearest secondary school in Churchill. Visit education for a list of schools in North Somerset.

For more information visit Wrington Parish Council website.

Yatton

Yatton is a village and parish 11 miles south west of Bristol with a population around 9700.

The village has a small shopping precinct containing a bank, supermarket, post office, hairdressers, hardware shop, bakery and a range of local independent shops located along its High Street and has a monthly Village market.

The station at Yatton provides regular connections to Bristol, London, and the south west and is within an easy drive of the M5 motorway.

Yatton has infant and junior schools with secondary education located in the nearby village of Backwell. Visit education for a list of schools in North Somerset.

For more information visit Yatton Parish Council website.

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