Watchet Holidays |

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Situated on the northern edge of the Quantock Hills in Western Somerset, Watchet is a delightful Somerset town to visit where the quaint and popular harbour is the centre point for all visitors with ships having traded here for over a thousand years.

While it was formerly used for commercial ships coming in to the area, the harbour is now used as a marina for pleasure boats that come to the town to enjoy its delightful setting. The small seaside cottages are full of a delightful character that really cannot be found anywhere but in the South West. As with many of the towns and villages throughout Somerset you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported back in time as you explore the narrow streets down to the harbour.

For those interested in the history of the area and the village’s links to Samuel Taylor Coleridge are well documented with the statue of The Ancient Mariner which stands proud in the harbour overlooking the water. Furthermore, Daw's Castle can be found about half a mile west of Watchet, it is a hill fort situated on a cliff about 260 feet above the sea. It is thought that the fort is of Iron Age origin, but was fortified as a burh by King Alfred as part of his defence against Viking raids from the Bristol Channel around 878 AD. Also, Cleeve Abbey is one of the best preserved medieval monasteries in the entire country, lying about 2 miles west of Watchet in the village of Washford. Dunster Castle is a further 4 miles in the same direction and is well worth a visit during your time in the county.

Like the neighbouring county of Dorset, Somerset beaches have been known to be good locations for fossil hunting and Watchet in particular is renowned for being a haunt for fossil hunters. In recognition of this, the beach in Watchet has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

A popular day out for your holiday in Somerset is The West Somerset Railway where visitors can enjoy a trip around the delightful countryside that is visible in this part of the world. For those who are after an exploration of the countryside by foot or by bike then the Quantock Hills offer an ideal location. The annual carnival is a brilliantly colourful event that involves a huge number of people in the town and those who come to visit the area. A spectacle of dance, music and local traditions, if you get chance, make sure you take in this event!

As with many of the towns and villages throughout Somerset you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported back in time as you explore the narrow streets down to the harbour

Whatever you may be looking for during your holiday in Somerset, we have a wide selection of superb holiday accommodation in Watchet; take a look our cottages, hotels, holiday parks, and B&Bs.

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