Bridgwater Holiday Cottages
Did you know...a 40ft Willow Man can be seen from the M5, north of Bridgwater?
The Somerset town of Bridgwater is an idyllic destination, with nostalgic streets, busy shopping centres and a lively history. The town’s trails take in its striking Georgian architecture, medieval sites and several buildings of interest – now a modern business hub, and visitors to Bridgwater are often pleasantly surprised by its bustling shopping centres and selection of restaurants. Bridgwater holidays offer a great base from which to explore other areas of Somerset, and guests of the Bridgwater holiday cottages available from Blue Chip Holidays will have ample to discover. Don’t forget to look out for the Willow Man from the M5 to Bridgwater’s north!
- The Somerset Illuminated Carnival in November uses 22,000 light bulbs
- Coleridge wrote 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' in Bridgwater
- The Mendip Hills and Somerset Levels surround Bridgwater
We don't have any properties in Bridgwater at the moment, but check out our Taunton holiday cottages just 11 miles away...
Bridgwater Tourist Information
Kilve Beach, just five miles away from Bridgwater, draws many visitors with its countless fossils and is a designated Site of Specific Scientific Interest. This shale beach can be traced back 200 million years and was visited by Wordsworth when he lived nearby - it was even mentioned in one of his poems.
Those with an interest in the Romantics won't want to miss a visit to the one-time home of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Nether Stowey – around ten miles from Bridgwater. Coleridge Cottage is open to the public and’ The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner ‘is among the works composed there. The surrounding area also includes many historic churches that those with a taste for English history will have a great time exploring during Bridgwater holidays. St Matthew’s Fair takes place in Bridgwater every September and dates back to 1429.
Bridgwater Family Attractions
Families staying in Blue Chip Holidays’ Bridgwater holiday cottages will have no shortage of attractions to amuse them throughout their stay. Bridgwater’s centre includes The Blake Museum – in the birthplace of Cromwell’s admiral Robert Blake, Moorlynch Vineyard and the Brick and Tile Museum. It is also home to Westonzoyland Pumping Station and its own small museum.
Fyne Court nature reserve is owned by The National Trust and is one of Somerset’s hidden treasures! Spend a day getting lost in the estate’s beautiful landscapes, and unwind in copses of Bluebells, fertile meadows and woodlands. Entry is free and family-orientated activities are often held all year round.
Dog Friendly Holidays in Bridgwater
Why not make your Bridgwater holiday a dog friendly one and stay in one of Blue Chip Holidays’ dog friendly holiday cottages? Bridgwater’s setting in Somerset’s countryside and its closeness to the Somerset Levels mean there will be no shortage of places to treat your four-legged friend to some long country walks. Dogs are welcome at Fyne Court, although they must be kept close at all times during their visit. Somerset’s Mendip Hills include many fascinating walks, and many of them are ideal for those on dog friendly Bridgwater holidays.