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Highbridge Town in Somerset

Photograph of Highbridge

Location

Highbridge is a market town of approximately 5,000 people adjacent to the seaside resort of Burnham-on-Sea in northeast Somerset. It lies near the mouth of the River Brue on the edge of the Somerset Levels. Highbridge lies approximately 20 miles northwest of the county town of Taunton. There has been a settlement here since at least Roman times and a bridged crossing over the River Brue has existed here since the 14th century. The area marking an important crossing on the route from Bristol to the South West. Highbridge grew in importance as a regional market and industrial town during the latter half of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century. Important employers included the livestock and cheese market, Highbridge Wharf, Buncombe's Steamrollers, and the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway rail works, which closed in 1930 with the loss of 400 jobs. The town is served by the Highbridge and Burnham railway station.

Events near Highbridge

Sat, 28 Oct - Wed, 31 Jan (ca. 23 km)

'Beyond the Wells' - Peter Lawrence Exhibition

Fri, 26 (ca. 12 km)

National Theatre Live: Young Marx

Sat, 27 (ca. 12 km)

The Met Opera: Tosca

Sat, 27 (ca. 12 km)

The Met Opera: Tosca

Fri, 2 Feb (ca. 12 km)

Comedy Live at The McMillan with Rhys James

Sat, 3 Feb (ca. 12 km)

The Unravelling Wilburys...

Thu, 8 Feb (ca. 12 km)

Ellie Taylor: This Guy

Sat, 10 - Sun, 18 Feb (ca. 23 km)

Heads and Tails

Sat, 10 Feb (ca. 12 km)

The Met Opera: L'Elisir d'Amore

Sun, 11 Feb (ca. 12 km)

Black Magic: The Little Mix Tribute Show!

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Dining out near Highbridge

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La Cucina, Weston-super-Mare

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Yo-ji, Weston-super-Mare

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Demetris Taverna, Weston-super-Mare

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The Olive Mill, Bridgwater

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Bower Inn, Bridgwater

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Prezzo, Bridgwater, Bridgwater

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 Burnham-on-Sea, Highbridge, Weston-super-Mare and Axbridge.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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

arrowBurnham-on-Sea

arrowWeston-super-Mare

arrowAxbridge

arrowCheddar

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowHighbridge

	arrowBurnham-on-Sea

	arrowBridgwater

	arrowCheddar

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Weston-super-Mare, Axbridge, Burnham-on-Sea and Sidcot.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:

Burnham-on-Sea

	arrowPrincess Theatre and Arts Centre

	arrowAnimal Farm Adventure Park

Highbridge

	arrowRichs Cider Farm

Brean Sands

	arrowBrean Theme Park

Axbridge

	arrowAshton Windmill

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