Step into the world of the great Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge with a visit to his former home. This fascinating attraction in Bridgwater was the home of Coleridge for three years from 1797 and it was here that he wrote some of his most famous works.
The property is owned by the National Trust and its rooms are set up just as they would have been in the days when one of the world’s finest writers called it home. Coleridge penned some of his most famous poetry in the cottage, including The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan and Frost at Midnight, and if you walk some of the surrounding countryside you’ll begin to understand just why he was so inspired during this period.
The cottage includes mementos of the poet’s life and work, and visitors can even sit and write poetry at his own desk...with a feather quill! The Coleridge Way is found nearby, and passes through the stunning Quantock Hills, an area that Coleridge walked every day. There’s a tea room in the cottage courtyard, a gift shop and some children’s trails to bring the cottage to life for younger visitors too.