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East Brent village, Somerset

East Brent is a village and civil parish, located on the eastern edge of a hill that dominates the surrounding level countryside — Brent Knoll. Close to the M5 motorway, 5 miles west of Axbridge, in the Sedgemoor district of Somerset. The parish includes the hamlets of Rooks Bridge, where the A38 road crosses the Mark Yeo and Edingworth.

The manor formed part of the great Saxon estate of Brent given by King Ine of the West Saxons to Glastonbury Abbey in 693 and held by the monks of the abbey until the Dissolution of the monasteries in 1539. It was then granted to the Duke of Somerset and subsequently passed to the Whitmores and then the Pophams. East Brent was part of the hundred of Brent-cum-Wrington. Abbot John Selwood built a mansion in the village in the 15th century, which was demolished in 1708.

In 1851 George Anthony Denison was preferred to the valuable living of East Brent, and in the same year was made Archdeacon of Taunton. He was responsible for establishing the annual Harvest Home festival in the village.

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

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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

arrowWeston-super-Mare

arrowBurnham-on-Sea

arrowAxbridge

arrowCheddar

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowHighbridge

	arrowBurnham-on-Sea

	arrowCheddar

	arrowWeston-super-Mare

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

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

	arrowAnimal Farm Adventure Park

	arrowPrincess Theatre and Arts Centre

Highbridge

	arrowRichs Cider Farm

Brean Sands

	arrowBrean Theme Park

Axbridge

	arrowAshton Windmill

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