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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":301,"Name":"Bridgwater","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to holidays in Bridgwater\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eDid you know...a 40ft Willow Man can be seen from the M5, north of Bridgwater?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Somerset town of Bridgwater is an idyllic destination, with nostalgic streets, busy shopping centres and a lively history. The town\u0026rsquo;s trails take in its striking Georgian architecture, medieval sites and several buildings of interest \u0026ndash; now a modern business hub, and visitors to Bridgwater are often pleasantly surprised by its bustling shopping centres and selection of restaurants.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nBridgwater offers a great base from which to explore other areas of Somerset. Don\u0026rsquo;t forget to look out for the Willow Man from the M5 to the north of Bridgewater.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"bridgwater","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364664494.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Longleat Safari Park","Body":"\u003cp\u003eLongleat isn\u0026rsquo;t so much a day out as an adventure you\u0026rsquo;ll never forget, as you\u0026rsquo;ll see some of the world\u0026rsquo;s most captivating animals right from your own car. The safari park is home to giraffes, lions, tigers, monkeys and elephants. The monkeys are such a feature of the park that they deserve a special mention, as the day\u0026rsquo;s not complete until you\u0026rsquo;ve sat in your car while they scramble on the roof, inspect the windscreen wipers and cause as much mayhem as possible before you drive on.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you want to experience the animals at even closer range you can feed the friendly giraffes, and it\u0026rsquo;s a great opportunity to get some photos of the children enjoying themselves. Penguin Island and Stingray Bay are amongst the attraction\u0026rsquo;s newest features, and the newly opened Deadly Challenge tests the kids\u0026rsquo; bravery to the maximum.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLongleat House sits at the centre of the park, and if you can drag yourselves away from the animal adventures you\u0026rsquo;ll discover a stately home with a fascinating history and the personal touch. Completed in 1580, the house is one of Britain\u0026rsquo;s most spectacular stately homes, and it\u0026rsquo;s renowned for the beautiful paintings you\u0026rsquo;ll see on its ceilings. There are also thousands of antiques to marvel at, and \u0026ndash; on a slightly gory note- the bloodstained waistcoat that King Charles I was wearing when he was executed in 1649.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":51.1878,"LocationLongitude":-2.27666,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/07/tiger.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"dorset/bridgwater/longleat-safari-park","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/07/tiger.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"SeaQuarium","Body":"\u003cp\u003eEverybody loves an aquarium, and the SeaQuarium is one of the most fascinating Weston-super-Mare family attractions. Located right on the town\u0026rsquo;s spectacular beach, the SeaQuarium includes a stunning underwater tunnel, as well as sharks, rays and many more undersea creatures.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis exciting day out gives a very real insight into life under the sea, and there are live feeding demonstrations throughout the day. The 25 displays don\u0026rsquo;t just offer a peep under the seven seas though, they also include estuary and rainforest river sections. The best part is, you can walk around as many times as you like.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.3425,"LocationLongitude":-2.98159,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/104/2013/08/lionfish.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_poi_logo/users/104/2013/08/seaquarium logo.png/poi_logo.jpg","Alias":"somerset/weston-super-mare/seaquarium","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/104/2013/08/lionfish.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Wookey Hole Caves","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSomerset may seem a quiet and tranquil county but don\u0026#39;t be fooled...deep underground you\u0026#39;ll find a series of showcaves, a mysterious river and a history laced with pagan and Christian legends. These legendary show caves are home to a mysterious underground river, rumours of a witch and a fascinating history.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOK, so Wookey Hole Caves aren\u0026rsquo;t quite a Weston-super-Mare family attraction, but they\u0026rsquo;re just a 40 minute drive away and well worth the journey. The caves have a human history that goes back more than 50,000 years, and if you believe the legends you\u0026#39;ll see the Witch\u0026#39;s kitchen, which was once home to a witch in the Dark Ages.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhen anything went awry in the nearby village the witch was held accountable and the locals eventually sent a daring monk inside to help them. It\u0026#39;s said that the pair began a battle of wills, before the monk blessed the water and threw it over the witch - immediately turning her to stone. Don\u0026#39;t believe us? Look out for her stoney form in the caves when you visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors can roam the caves once home to early man, and discover how they\u0026rsquo;ve shaped Somerset\u0026rsquo;s history, beliefs and present. Book your tickets online and save 15%!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":51.2261,"LocationLongitude":-2.67265,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/101/2013/06/wookey-hole.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"glastonbury/bridgwater/wookey-hole-caves","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/101/2013/06/wookey-hole.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Coleridge Cottage","Body":"\u003cp\u003eStep 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.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe 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\u0026rsquo;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\u0026rsquo;ll begin to understand just why he was so inspired during this period. \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe cottage includes mementos of the poet\u0026rsquo;s life and work, and visitors can even sit and write poetry at his own desk...with a feather quill!\u0026nbsp; The Coleridge Way is found nearby, and passes through the stunning Quantock Hills, an area that Coleridge walked every day. There\u0026rsquo;s a tea room in the cottage courtyard, a gift shop and some children\u0026rsquo;s trails to bring the cottage to life for younger visitors too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":51.1522,"LocationLongitude":-3.15793,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/quills.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"somerset/bridgwater/coleridge-cottage","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/quills.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Somerset Brick and Tile Museum","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIndustry has always been a huge part of Somerset life, and the Somerset Brick and Tile Museum near Bridgwater pays tribute to the area\u0026rsquo;s role in the brick-making industry. Somerset has a history of hard, industrial work, and this museum is dedicated to the fascinating skills and labour needed for it to thrive for generations.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are regular demonstrations so visitors can see just how the area\u0026rsquo;s walls and bricks were created. The museum is home to Bridgwater\u0026#39;s last tile kilns, and it hasn\u0026#39;t been fired since the works were closed down all the way back in 1965. The kiln is a Secluded Ancient Monument and it was transformed into a museum during the 90s after escaping the threat of dereliction.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.1328,"LocationLongitude":-3.00125,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/bricks.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"somerset/weston-super-mare/somerset-brick-and-tile-museum","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/bricks.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Blake Museum","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHis name may not be as famous as Sir Francis Drake, but Robert Blake was a hero in his own right \u0026ndash; and a local one at that. The Blake Museum is a fascinating Bridgwater attraction and tells the story behind his life.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBlake was a hero of the British Navy, so much so that he received a formal state funeral, and\u0026nbsp; Nelson himself once said \u0026lsquo;I shall never be the equal of Blake\u0026rsquo;. Find out how Blake started as a soldier, served in the Civil War and proved himself as a naval commander. Aside from his impressive list of naval triumphs and firsts, Blake was a natural leader, and there are plenty of stories to find out just how he used his talent.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.1271,"LocationLongitude":-3.00165,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/science.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"somerset/bridgwater/the-blake-museum","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/science.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Taunton Racecourse","Body":"\u003cp\u003eFor a different event in Taunton during your holiday, head over to the racecourse and enjoy the races. Taunton Racecourse is one of the county\u0026rsquo;s more striking locations, so even if you\u0026rsquo;re not too in to your horse racing it\u0026rsquo;s a fun day out with fantastic views.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eJust a short drive from Taunton town centre, the racecourse offers great views of the Blackdown Hills, and you can\u0026rsquo;t miss the exciting atmosphere of the races. There\u0026rsquo;s a friendly restaurant too, so if you make a day of it there\u0026rsquo;s great food onsite.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/div\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.9944,"LocationLongitude":-3.08225,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/race horse.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"chard/taunton/taunton-racecourse","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/race horse.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Somerset County Cricket Ground","Body":"\u003cp\u003eCricket has always played a huge role in the county of Somerset, and a stay in Taunton is the perfect chance to enjoy a game whether you\u0026#39;re an avid follower or new to the sport.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eA game of cricket is a great way to spend a day in Taunton, and it\u0026rsquo;s a fun experience even if you don\u0026rsquo;t know much about the game. Please check the official website for dates and matches. There\u0026#39;s always a great atmosphere on match days and the whole family are welcome. The cricket ground is just a short drive from Taunton town centre too, so it\u0026#39;s easy to reach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSomerset County Cricket Ground has been home to Somerset County Cricket Club since 1882 and can hold more than 6,500 spectators. You\u0026#39;ll also find Somerset Cricket Museum at the ground, and it sits on the outskirts of the ground in a listed building.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.019,"LocationLongitude":-3.10104,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/07/cricket game.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"chard/taunton/somerset-county-cricket-ground","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/07/cricket game.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Bridgwater Carnival","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSomerset is renowned for its colourful and vibrant carnivals, but Bridgwater\u0026rsquo;s illuminations are famed, and often attract crowds up more than 150,000. The carnival takes place every November, and is thought to be the world\u0026rsquo;s largest illuminated procession.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe carnival procession lights up the winter as hundreds of dazzling floats make their way through the town, and with lively entertainment throughout Bridgwater from 10.30am this is one of the biggest annual events in Somerset. The parade takes so long to pass that there are stands of seats every year and they\u0026rsquo;re always available to book in advance if you don\u0026rsquo;t fancy standing, and please make sure you arrive in good time as the roads close at 4pm.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Bridgwater Carnival attracts crowds from miles around, and if you\u0026rsquo;ve yet to see the spectacle of the illuminated floats then make sure you don\u0026rsquo;t miss this year\u0026rsquo;s parade.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":51.1279,"LocationLongitude":-3.00365,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/10/bridgwater-carnival.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"somerset/taunton/the-bridgwater-carnival","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/10/bridgwater-carnival.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"West Sedgemoor Nature Reserve","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWest Sedgemoor Nature Reserve is the ideal Taunton walk for bird lovers, as it\u0026rsquo;s a protected haven for them. Guided walks are available of the nature reserve, and if you take one during the summer you\u0026rsquo;ll be greeted by a colourful carpet of wild flowers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003ePart of the biggest wet meadow system in England, West Sedgemoor has the largest lowland selection of breeding wading birds, so there\u0026rsquo;s always plenty to see on a visit! There\u0026#39;s also a winter viewing station.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.0149,"LocationLongitude":-2.91393,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/southernhawker_tcm9-150960.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"somerset/taunton/west-sedgemoor-nature-reserve","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/southernhawker_tcm9-150960.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Taunton to Longaller","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThis four-mile walk in Taunton is perfect if you want to stretch your legs, and it starts right in the town centre.The walk is a scenic choice, following the River Tone towards the west of Taunton. There are no cafes of facilities along the way, so it\u0026rsquo;s an idea to stock up before you leave the town.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe walk explores the low lying water meadows and riverside scenery close to Taunton, so it\u0026rsquo;s best avoided after heavy rainfall due to the chance of floods. This is a circular walk. There are some interesting points of interest along the way, including Taunton\u0026nbsp; Castle and Museum, Goodland Gardens and Silk Mills Road. You can also take a little detour and visit the village of Bishops Hull, which is home to a 13th century church (with a quirky octagonal tower).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.0151,"LocationLongitude":-3.10674,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/101/2013/07/Central Taunton.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"somerset/taunton/taunton-to-longaller","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/101/2013/07/Central Taunton.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Somerset Space Walk","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Somerset Space Walk is a unique demonstration of the solar system through a Taunton walk. The trail uses the fourteen miles of historic canal between Taunton and Bridgwater to demonstrate the layout and scale of the planets with models along the way.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDesigned to change and challenge people\u0026rsquo;s perceptions of the solar system and space, the walk was opened by an astronomer in 1997. There\u0026rsquo;s no need to tackle the whole walk at once, as Maunsel Canal Centre is close to the inner planets!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.0626,"LocationLongitude":-2.98888,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/family-walk2.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"somerset/taunton/somerset-space-walk","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/family-walk2.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Somerset Cricket Museum","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAs all you cricket fans will know, one of the biggest attractions in Taunton is its cricket ground. 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From the medieval statues that adorn the West front, to the sweeping arches and carved pillars within, there\u0026rsquo;s always something new to marvel at.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eGuided tours of the cathedral are available, and listen out for the beautiful voices of the famous Wells Cathedral Choir. This Wells attraction has greeted those looking to pray for centuries, and it\u0026rsquo;s moving no matter what your beliefs. The cathedral is open to visitors all year round (some areas may be closed throughout services).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are some experts on hand to help you get the most from your visit to the cathedral in the form of the friendly guides. These clued up volunteers offer free tours of the building and have a reputation as some of the country\u0026rsquo;s finest tour guides.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":51.2104,"LocationLongitude":-2.64409,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/11/wells-cathedral.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"somerset/wells/wells-cathedral","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/11/wells-cathedral.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Bishop\u0027s Palace","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOne of the grandest family attractions in Wells, The Bishop\u0026rsquo;s Palace has been the home of the bishops of the city for more than 800 years. This dazzling palace dates back to medieval times and is open to the public, having housed the bishops of Bath and Wells for centuries. You\u0026rsquo;ll find the palaces right in the centre of the city, and with its well-kept gardens and reflective atmosphere it\u0026rsquo;ll feel like you\u0026rsquo;ve left the hustle and bustle miles behind.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe peaceful palace includes guided tours to get visitors up to speed on its history, and the moat, deer park and 14 acre gardens make this the perfect day out. The tours of the palace start at 11.30 am every morning. The palace includes the private chapel of the bishop in residence, the ruins of the imposing Great Hall and even the drawbridge.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWork started on the palace all the way back in 1206, but even before that period there was a garden on this site. The one you can wander today has been changed and updated by every bishop who inhabited the palace, so it\u0026rsquo;s fascinating to explore. Don\u0026rsquo;t miss the calm pool that\u0026rsquo;s found in the outer gardens, as this is the very water that led to the city\u0026rsquo;s name.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":51.2093,"LocationLongitude":-2.64259,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/Bishops Palace.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"somerset/wells/the-bishops-palace","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/Bishops Palace.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Time Trail of Roses","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re after a family attraction in Wells that makes the most of the outdoors, The Time Trail of Roses is perfect. This attraction is every gardener\u0026rsquo;s dream come true, with more than 1500 spectacular types of rose displayed in the historic rose garden.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis Wells attraction bombards the senses with the heady scent of a variety of roses, mingled with the vibrant sight of them in full bloom \u0026ndash; so remember your camera! The roses were planted according to the date of their introduction.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.2079,"LocationLongitude":-2.65471,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/Roses.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"somerset/wells/the-time-trail-of-roses","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/Roses.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"River Parrett and Canal","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe River Parrett and Canal walk is a five mile Bridgwater walk. As the walk is fairly level, it\u0026rsquo;s graded as easy and should take around two hours to complete in full.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are three stiles along the way though, so this path isn\u0026rsquo;t suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs. The closest car park to the starting point if the pay and display car park close to the Blake Museum, and dogs can be allowed off the lead for much of the tow path and riverside sections. 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