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Bridgwater Town in Somerset

Photograph of Bridgwater


Bridgwater is a large market town situated in a central Somerset on the River Parrett and is just off the M5 motorway at Junction 24. The town dates from at least Saxon times, being mentioned in the Anglo Saxon Chronicles and also in the Domesday Book some 300 years later in 1086.

Bridgwater grew to prominence as a port exporting foodstuffs, cloth and later bricks to the continent as well as Hamstone from the quarry at Ham Hill. The town is steeped in history - due to its importance it was a major prize fought over from the 11th to 17th centuries by various protagonists.

Today, its location, roughly midway between Bristol and Exeter and its excellent transport links, make Bridgwater an important modern industrial town with many large factories sited nearby. Bridgwater currently has a population of about 34,000 and is the administrative centre of the Sedgemoor district.

Tourist Information

The nearest source of local information is available from Bridgwater Tourist Information Centre.

Events near Bridgwater

Fri, 23 Mar (ca. 1 km)

Solid Gold 70s Show

Sat, 24 Mar (ca. 1 km)

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

Tue, 27 Mar (ca. 1 km)

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs? with Dr. Ben Garrod

Wed, 28 Mar (ca. 1 km)

Somerset County Youth Concert Band Easter Concert

Tue, 3 Apr (ca. 1 km)

The Met Opera: Cosi fan tutte

Sat, 7 Apr (ca. 1 km)

Back To Bacharach

Wed, 11 Apr (ca. 1 km)

RSC Live: Macbeth

Sat, 14 Apr (ca. 1 km)

The Met Opera: Luisa Miller

Sun, 15 Apr (ca. 1 km)

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass

Fri, 20 Apr (ca. 1 km)

The New Jersey Boys..

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Dining out near Bridgwater

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea, Highbridge and Street.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:







Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Langport, Bridgwater, Taunton and Axbridge.

Nearby Attractions




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