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County - Somerset | Map
Tel code: 01984 | code search
Postcode: TA23 | code search
Population: 4100
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Bridgwater Squibbing
Chedzoy Candle Auction
Punkie Night
Wassailing the Tree

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Buckland School
"This school closed in 2006.

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Torre Cider
"This is just the best free attraction, the piglets are adorable, the cafe has a wide range of really nice food at decent prices, there is a very relaxed atmosphere, ..." More

Doniford Bay Holiday Park
"We booked the comfort plus chalet, and arrived nervously after hearing such bad reviews. I have to say we had a great time. The chalet was hardly 4 ..." More

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Watchet is a coastal town situated on the Bristol Channel Coast in Somerset. It lies with the small hamlet of Doniford to the east and the resort of Minehead to the west. The town has a small harbour and its maritime history stretches back over two thousand years. Watchet is proud of the beautiful Watchet Esplanade, which is perfect for strolls andenjoying the sea air. The Market House Museum and the Watchet Boat Museum to just two of a number of museums in the town where you can explore the areas rich history. Apart from the maritime history, the area has a more tragic side to its past. Two local knights were amongst the four responsible for the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. As one of the many penances paid for this deed, the knights and there families built and donated St Decuman's church, in the parish church of Watchet. The railway also forms part of the town's history, Watchet being the terminus of the West Somerset Railway. It was closed in 1971 but has since been reopened and is now open to visitors and running restored steam trains. For something completely different, you might like to visit the Tropiquaria at Watchet, where you can enjoy a 'hands on' experience with a Tarantula or Boa Constrictor!

Attraction

Cleeve Abbey
Somerset & Dorset Railway Museum
Torre Cider
Tropiquaria Wildlife Park
Watchet Boat Museum
Watchet Market House Museum

Camping

Home Farm Holiday Centre

Church

St Decuman

Cottage

Farm & Cottage Holidays
Lowood
The Cottage

Doctor

Watchet Surgery

Estate Agent

Wilkie & Co

Holiday Park

Doniford Bay Holiday Park

Pub and Bar

Anchor Inn
Clipper Inn
Star Inn

School

Buckland School
Knights Templar C Of E & Methodist First School

Self-Catering

Doniford Bay Holiday Park

Farm & Cottage Holidays
The Cottage

Taxi

Cliff’s Cabs

Shops

Lynda Cotton Gallery
Max Davison Optometry
Katrin's Artwork

Activities

Hook Hill Farm(Riding)

Places to Stay near Watchet

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Bank House B&B (0.03 miles)

Bank House B&B
Bank House is a handsome, Grade II- listed, Georgian merchant’s house conveniently situated close to the centre of the historic harbour town of Watchet, a minute’s walk away from the Marina and the West Somerset ... More | visit website
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The White House (1.37 miles)

The White House

The White House is a beautiful, Grade II listed, Georgian townhouse, which has been lovingly refurbished to a very high standard, achieving AA 4 stars. We are a friendly and relaxed, family run, guest house and we ... More | visit website

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Catwell House (1.55 miles)

Catwell House
Spacious 17th Century Country House offering a wealth of charm and character, retaining many original features including log fires and beams. Nestling between the famous Quantock Hills and the Exmoor National Park with fantastic views ... More | visit website
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Knapp Cottage (1.83 miles)

Knapp Cottage
A charming thatched cottage enclosed in a small walled garden within easy reach of spectacular open moorland, beautiful woods, streams, farmland and the delightful towns and villages of Exmoor. The guest accommodation consists of one ... More | visit website
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Washford Inn (2.10 miles)

Washford Inn
Newly appointed rooms close to Minehead and next to the Washford railway. ... More | visit website
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White Horse Inn (2.42 miles)

White Horse Inn

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A Traditional 17th century village freehouse with a beautiful riverside location, set on the very edge of the Exmoor National Park, tucked in between Cleeve Abbey and Torre Cider Farm, our ... More

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Dragon House Hotel (2.59 miles)

Dragon House Hotel

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This 300-year-old country house hotel provides a friendly atmosphere, fine dining and comfortable rooms on the edge of Exmoor. Dragon House is recommended in the ‘2009 Michelin Hotel & Restaurant Guide’, and ... More

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Steps Farmhouse (2.76 miles)

Steps Farmhouse
A traditional 16th century former farmhouse offering wonderful Exmoor bed and breakfast accommodation with off road parking, near Minehead, nestling between Exmoor and the Quantock Hills. Ideally situated for fishing, golfing, cycling or exploring the ... More | visit website
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Langbury (3.14 miles)

Langbury

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Standing in its own grounds, this small and friendly non-smoking establishment is situated on an elevated position in the small village of Blue Anchor. Renowned for its particular blend of comfort and ... More

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The Dairy (3.69 miles)

The Dairy

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Nestling in a pretty valley on the western fringes of the Quantock Hills, Meadowsweet Farm, set in 30 acres of meadows and woodland, is only 9 miles ... More

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