The lively market town of Bridgwater is well situated near the West Somerset coast, just 15 miles away from the nearest beach. Famous for its carnival, said to be the largest illuminated procession in Europe, it also has a wealth of elegant architecture reflecting its maritime history. Just 12 miles from the bustling town of Taunton, it is also within driving distance of three lovely areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Why visit Bridgwater?
Bridgwater manages to combine a bustling town centre with a more peaceful ambience along with its pretty riverside streets. With a fascinating history including Alfred the Great and his burnt cakes, there are lots of museums to visit as well as a great variety of independent shops and cafes dotted throughout the town.
Things to do in Bridgwater:
Without doubt, the best time to visit Bridgwater is for the colourful carnival which brings the town to life every November. At quieter times, you can visit the Blake Museum, St Mary’s Church and the romantic Burrow Mump. The beaches of Kilve, Dunster and Minehead are within easy driving distance.
Why stay in a Bridgwater cottage?
Our cottages in Bridgwater will not only give you easy access to the various Bridgwater festivals but also to a whole host of history and glorious coastline. Whether you are looking for a romantic bolthole, a family-friendly property or a large place to get together with friends, we will have something for you.
Three must-see things in Bridgwater:
- Try to visit in November when the town is lit up by the fantastic Bridgwater Carnival with its procession and concerts.
- Climb up to the top of Burrow Mump for amazing views across the town.
- Just a few minutes’ drive out of the town is the pretty RHS Walled Gardens of Cannington and Tea Room.