#AYearOfBuses 126: Mendip Xplorer Wells – Weston-Super-Mare


It’s day 126 on #AYearOfBuses! We’re taking a trip to the seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare for a look at another of the country’s most attraction-packed bus routes.

As if Weston-Super-Mare wasn’t splendid enough already, with its awesome Helicopter Museum, Grand Pier and SeaQuarium, First West of England’s Mendip Xplorer links the town with the nearby historic cathedral city of Wells, located on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills. En route, the 126 passes Cheddar Gorge, a huge, captivating limestone gorge, and site of the Cheddar show caves, where Britain’s oldest complete human skeleton, Cheddar Man, estimated to be over 9,000 years old, was found in 1903.

Think you’ve seen that livery before? You have.

The 126 is part of the Mendip Xplorer network, which features an adapted deep purple and gold version of First’s standard Olympia livery, similar to that of The Star in Portsmouth (which we featured here on day 7 on #AYearOfBuses!).

126 map


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