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Wiveliscombe, Somerset

Review of Wiveliscombe by Sharon on June 18th, 2009
Wiveliscombe is an ancient Market town positioned in the County of Somerset in the West Country, and is home to just over two and a half thousand people. It has an interesting history which dates far back in time and saw Saxons farm here, and the Iron Age settlers who built a Hill Fort, together with the Romans who encamped nearby; it was first granted its Market charter in 1285 by Edward I, and the colourful market continues today. The town prospered and grew over the years with cloth making, and agriculture playing a major role during the 17th and 18th Centuries. The town draws walkers in abundance with the West Deane Way journeying through it, and, as it is placed at the foot of the beautiful Brendon Hills and the gateway to the stunning Exmoor National Park it is hard to resist. Although with the really good choice of shops on offer there is always the option to stroll along the High street where the impressive Victorian architecture remains in abundance and Church Street where the remains of the archway entrance to the 15th Century Bishop's Palace which once stood here can also be found. There are comfortable places to stay, and a variety of pubs stocking tempting beers from the two breweries within the town.

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