The town full of history and with a strong sense of identity
A community has existed in Bridgwater for more than 1,000 years . The many examples of fine architecture throughout the town reflect its prosperous past.
Why not combine a shopping trip with a visit to the Blake Museum, Bridgwater Arts Centre or just a stroll around this fine town?
Bridgwater’s location at the foot of the Quantock Hills and on the edge of the Somerset Levels makes it an ideal location for exploring all the countryside nearby.
Bridgwater holds various annual events, such as, the Bridgwater Fair (held on St Matthews field), which always starts on the last Wednesday of September for four days. There is the annual Seed the Day event – an eco and vegan fair and the famous Quayside Festival. Visit https://bridgwater-tc.gov.uk/whats-on/ for more information on local events.
Bridgwater is world famous for its illuminated Guy Fawkes Carnival, which takes place each November and lights up the town with music, movement and colour – stay after the procession and experience the squibbing spectacular which stretches down through the High Street – for more info visit Bridgwatercarnival.org.uk.