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Cannington village, Somerset

Cannington is a village and civil parish 3 miles north-west of Bridgwater in the Sedgemoor district. It lies on the west bank of the River Parret, and contains the hamlet of Edstock.

The parish formerly included part of the village of Combwich, with its port and ferry terminal. In 1881 the parish contained 4,980 acres.

The Saxon name of this village was Caninganmaersees or Cantuctone. Cantuc was an Old English word for a ridge, ton a settlement. The Battle of Cynwit took place in 878, and Cannington Camp, a Bronze Age and Iron Age hill fort, (also called Cynwir or Cynwit Castle) has been suggested as the most likely location for it. The Cannington Camp site, of recognized archaeological importance, has been partly destroyed by Castle Hill Quarry in its limestone quarrying activities.

It was the site of a Benedictine nunnery, founded by Robert de Courcy about 1140, which survived until the Dissolution of the monasteries. The nunnery owned significant land in the area. The site is now Cannington Court which incorporates some remains of the Priory.

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 Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea, Highbridge and Watchet.

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

arrowLangport

arrowWatchet

arrowAxbridge

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowBridgwater

	arrowWatchet

	arrowTaunton

	arrowBurnham-on-Sea

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

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

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

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

Bridgwater

	arrowThe Walled Gardens of Cannington and Tea Rooms

	arrowBridgwater Film Centre

	arrowBridgwater Arts Centre

	arrowColeridge Cottage

	arrowFyne Court

Burnham-on-Sea

	arrowPrincess Theatre and Arts Centre

	arrowAnimal Farm Adventure Park

Highbridge

	arrowRichs Cider Farm

Brean Sands

	arrowBrean Theme Park

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