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Chard Town in Somerset

Photograph of Chard

Location

Chard is a town in south Somerset situated close to the Devon border. It currently has a population of about 12,000 and is well served by the A30 trunk road nearby although it does not have a railway station. The settlement dtes from Saxon times and its name is thought to derive from the Old English 'Ceart' meaning Broom. Chard was granted its Charter in 1234 by King John and was an important centre for textiles in the Middle Ages. The town expanded its textile and lace industries becoming an important centre in the mid nineteenth century. The current Town Hall is a former Corn Exchange and dates from 1834.

Tourist Information

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

Events near Chard

Dining out near Chard

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Crewkerne, Chard, Ilminster and Langport.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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

arrowChard

arrowLangport

arrowWellington

arrowWiveliscombe

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowChard

	arrowIlminster

	arrowCrewkerne

	arrowLangport

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Chard, Martock, Wellington and Langport.

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