Hotels in Highbridge

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The small market town of Highbridge is in Somerset in the United Kingdom. It is right next to the resort town of Burnham-on-Sea, with which it shares a parish and a town council. Highbridge is on the River Brue and dates back to Roman times. A bridge has existed here since the 14th century, making it an important transportation link and giving the community its name. Guests staying in discount hotels in Highbridge may be interested to know that Highbridge has a connection with the fight against the Nazi Holocaust in World War II. Frank Foley, a British Secret Service Intelligence agent, was born in Highbridge. He helped thousands of Jewish refugees escape to Britain from Nazi Germany. He has been called The British Schindler, and is commemorated by a statue in front of the Highbridge Community Centre. Highbridge is close to the Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park and the Brue Estuary Path, which is popular with hikers and cyclists. Also see St. Johns Church, which dates to 1856.From your budget hotel in Highbridge you can explore Burnham-on-Sea, which is known for its beaches and mudflats. The tidal range in the Bristol Channel is the second highest in the world, next only to the Bay of Fundy in Canada. Because of the danger the tidal range poses to shipping, Burnham-on-Sea has a series of unique lighthouses, including the 19th century Round Tower. The town has two piers, one of which is said to be the shortest in Britain.