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Bridgwater, once by the sea and a major port, today the town retains the quay and the Bridgwater Canal.

Bridgwater is a small town, with some nice squares, it was where the Duke of Monmouth proclaimed himself King in 1685, but lost the Battle of Sedgemoor against King James, he was executed for his efforts.

The canal, the Bridgwater and Taunton, runs through the flat areas of Somerset, and there are walks along the towpath.

Don't miss the carnival, well worth the effort, now on the nearest Friday to November 5th. The carnival travels so you can see it in North Petherton, and at Burnham-on-Sea.

Bridgwater also holds the annual St Matthew's Fair in the last week of September, with rides and side-shows in St Matthew's Park.

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Tourist Attractions in and near Bridgwater to Visit



The Walled Gardens of Cannington Lovely gardens around a priory.

Hestercombe House Gardens 6.2 miles Lovely gardens including Edwardian gardens designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Coleridge Cottage Once the home of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.



Admiral Blake Museum The local history museum.

Somerset Brick and Tile Museum Find out about this local industry.

Westonzoyland Pumping Station Visit the 19th century station and see this nice village.


Out & About

Nether Stowey A nice village with good walks in the area.

Willow & Wetlands Visitor Centre See what is made from the local willow.

Days Out around Bridgwater.

Go to the seaside at Burnham-on-Sea, or try a shopping trip at Taunton.

Towns Near Bridgwater To Visit - straight line distance:

Burnham-on-Sea (7.45 miles) Taunton (9.20 miles) Langport (10.33 miles) Street (11.56 miles)
How to get to Bridgwater
Bridgwater, Junction 24 M5 or A38 north from Taunton, A38 south from Burnham-on-Sea.

Bridgwater Tourist Information Centre

  • Bridgwater Arts Centre
    11-13 Castle Street
    TA6 3DD
    Tel: 01823 336344
The Bower Inn
Bower Lane, East Bower Bridgwater TA6 4TY

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Combe House Hotel
Holford Bridgwater TA5 1RZ

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The Walnut Tree Hotel
North Petherton Bridgwater TA6 6QA

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Holiday Cottages
The Coach House
North Newton near Bridgwater TA7 0BD
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Little Woodcot
Shurton near Nether Stowey Bridgwater TA5 1QB
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Little Dixie
near Bridgwater TA5 2AL
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Bridgwater Weather
Saturday 23rd May
Day :Sunny skies20°C Sunny skies
Night :Clear skies8°C Clear skies
Sunday 24th May
Day :Light drizzle17°C Light drizzle
Night :Clear skies5°C Clear skies
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