Bridgwater Town in Somerset
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.
The nearest source of local information is available from Bridgwater Tourist Information Centre.
Dining out near Bridgwater
Prezzo, Bridgwater, Bridgwater
Bower Inn, Bridgwater
Clavelshay Barn, Bridgwater
The Olive Mill, Bridgwater
The Blue Ball Inn, Taunton
The Castle Hotel Restaurant, Taunton
Prezzo, Taunton, Taunton
Willow Tree Restaurant, Taunton
Combe House Hotel, Bridgwater
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:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: