This quaint Somerset country town has been assured a place in the history books for several reasons. Its beautiful, central location on the Somerset Levels have made it very accessible to all the best visitor attractions. Famous for the Battle of Langport, and the Victorian-era editor of The Economist, Walter Bagehot, whom the local park is named after, Langport is an attractive place of historical interest.
Why visit Langport?
For historians and lovers of the Somerset Levels alike, Langport is the best choice for anyone looking to see how life in this part of the county was lived. A Civil War-era Royalist stronghold, it was sacked in 1645 by Cromwell. Also, visit the Hanging Chapel which has a very potted history of its own.
Things to do in Langport
Visit Bagehort Garden for landscaped open space and walks, also take a walk along Great Bow Wharf to Bow Bridge for a visit to the community space and the former warehouse of the Stuckey & Bagehot Company. Take a stroll up The Hill to All Saint’s Church for views and stained-glass art.
Why stay in a Langport cottage?
Formerly important buildings line the streets of this cosy town on the Levels, including the old houses of former industry heads, farmers, bankers and editors. The town isn’t short of impressive buildings which inspire the beautiful holiday homes and cottages in Crewkerne that we offer in our collection.
Three must-see places to visit
- Bagehort Garden – Named after one of the town’s most famous sons, this is a nice place for a stroll and a picnic.
- Sedgemoor Battlefield – Venture out to one of the best, preserved civil war battlefields in the country.
- The Hanging Chapel – Discover how this ancient town edifice got its peculiar name.