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.
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.
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.
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)