How to Travel Between Bristol & Minehead, UK

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How to Travel Between Bristol & Minehead, UK
The Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol (Bristol bridge image by Svetlana Miko from Fotolia.com)

There are a number of ways that you can travel between the city of Bristol and Minehead in the UK. Whether you're using your own car or public transportation, it is a relatively quick and pleasant journey, and you will take in some of England's finest countryside views.

Skill level:
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Instructions

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    Take the A4 out of Bristol city centre.

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    Turn onto the A4018 and continue past the University of Bristol.

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    Bear left onto Queen's Road; the B3129.

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    Turn right onto the A369 at the traffic signals and take the first exit onto the M5 to "The South West" when you reach the roundabout.

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    Leave the M5 at junction 23 and at the roundabout and take the third exit onto the A38.

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    Take the second exit onto the A39 at the Cross Rifles roundabout and proceed into Minehead. The journey should take about an hour and a half.

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    Take a train from Bristol Temple Meads main line train station to Taunton. Check Nationalrail.co.uk for train times.

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    Get off the train at Taunton and make your way to the bus stop outside the station.

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    Catch the number 28 bus to Minehead which leaves every 30 minutes. The journey should take you less than two hours and will cost £14,30 as of 2010.

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    Catch a National Express coach to Taunton at Bristol Coach Station. Check Nationalexpress.com for coach times and availablity.

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    When you reach Taunton, you'll have to wait for up to an hour for a connecting service.

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    Board the next service for Minehead. The whole journey will take around four hours and cost £13.25 as of 2010.

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