Attractions in and around Bridgwater
THE BLAKE MUSEUM
Blake Museum is a 16th century house located in the heart of Bridgwater, a historic market town and port, first mentioned as Brugie in the Domesday Book of 1086. The Museum was first opened to the public in 1926 and it is said that Robert Blake, the town’s most famous citizen, was born in the house in 1598. Distance from the hotel 0.8 miles.
SOMERSET BRICK AND TILE MUSEUM
The museum is dedicated to the local industry of brick and tile making, one of the many labour-intensive coal based industries once found in Somerset. The core of the museum is the only remaining tile kiln in Bridgwater. Run completely by volunteers and open Tuesday and Thursday. Distance from the hotel 0.6 miles.
state of the art Theatre showing a range of live performances, music, comedy, screenings and talks for all the family. Distance from the hotel 0.7 miles.
MYRTLE FARM – HOME OF THATCHERS CIDER
You can’t visit the South West without a visit to Myrtle Farm, home of Thatchers Cider! Pre book on to a guided tour, where you’ll learn about how they craft ciders on Myrtle Farm. You’ll also get the chance to try a few ciders too! You’ll see how times have changed over the 100 years of cider making and we’re sure you’ll hear a story or two about the Thatcher Family! Distance from the hotel 22.3 miles.
A small, family run, eco-friendly Vineyard since 1986 on a gentle South East slope of red soil between the Quantock Hills and the Bristol Channel. Harvested by hand with family, friends and volunteers. Creating two dry, white varietal wines each year and mature one barrique’s worth in oak, giving a special, limited-edition oaked wine in addition. You can visit throughout the summer, 11am-5.30pm. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic, they just ask that you buy some Oatley wine to go with it! Other times visits welcome by appointment. Distance from the hotel 6.7 miles.
Save 25% on tickets when you book with our team at the hotel. Explore one of Britain’s most spectacular natural landmarks. From its awe-inspiring cliffs to its extraordinary subterranean stalactite show caves. Cheddar Gorge & Caves holds many fascinating secrets about our prehistoric ancestors, and is an international centre for caving and rock climbing. Disatnce from the hotel 18.7 miles
Dramatically sited on a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times, with an impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower giving a reminder of its turbulent history. The castle that you see today became a lavish country home during the 19th century for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years. Afterwards take a stroll through the medieval village of Dunster, with over 200 listed buildings Dunster is preserved so that generations to come can enjoy the historic qualities of this unique village. Distance from the hotel 25 miles.
Fyne Court is a hidden gem in the heart of the Quantock Hills. The estate was the home of the Crosse family who lived here until the house was destroyed by fire in 1894. Learn more about Andrew Crosse, known as ‘The Thunder and Lightning Man’ by the locals. Enjoy one of the three trails, take in the wild garden, with plenty for the children to do including building a den, climbing a tree and hunting for bugs. Then relax in the courtyard tea-room with a cream tea or a hot chocolate afterwards. Distance from the hotel 8.9 miles.
A masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design. With its towering walls of glass, glow of ham stone and surrounding garden, it is a place of beauty and wonder. Montacute is a masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design. With its towering walls of glass, glow of ham stone and surrounding gardens, it is a place of beauty and wonder. Distance from the hotel 22 miles.
WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY
Take a drive through the Quantock Hills to the West Somerset Railway staion in Bishops Lydeard. Then travel the twenty mile scenic journey on the historic steam locomotives, hop on and off at the 10 stations, exploring each unique location including Dunster, Watchet and Minehead. Distance from the hotel 26.9 miles.
fifty acres of stunning landscape and formal garden, famous for a unique collection of gardens which span three centuries of garden history and design, the Formal Garden is hailed as one of the finest examples of the world-renowned partnership between garden designer Gertrude Jekyll and architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Distance from the hotel 10 miles.
FLEET AIR MUSEUM
The Fleet Air Arm Museum, represents the Royal Navy In the Air. With four exhibition halls, over ninety aircraft and 30 thousand artefacts, the Museum is Europe’s largest naval aviation Museum. It houses the first British Concorde which you can go on board, view the cockpit and visit the Aircraft Carrier Experience. Distance from the hotel 21.6 miles.
MUSEUM OF SOMERSET
Set in the heart of Taunton, the Museum of Somerset lies within the 12th Century Taunton Castle and tells the county’s story from prehistoric times to the present day, using real objects, interactive games, eye-catching film projections and the words and voices of Somerset people, past and present. Free Entry. Distance from the hotel 12.1 miles.
With over 40 fantastic rides and attractions. From thrilling roller coasters including a new dark ride roller coaster Astro Storm to children’s river boat rides, mini coasters, go karts and old favourites like the dodgems! And that’s not all Brean Splash Waterpark has a 6 lane, 25m, heated indoor swimming pool and during the warmer months whizz down five mega waterslides. Distance from the hotel 14.5 miles.
NOAH’S ARK ZOO
Open February through to November, Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is a unique hands on zoo set within 100 acres of countryside with over 100 different species of animal, from gentle Giraffes to carnivorous Lions and Tigers, from fluffy Rabbits to giant African Elephants. In addition an indoor play area and the UK’s largest Hedge Maze. A 40 minute drive from the hotel. Distance from the hotel 28.5 miles.
WOOKEY HOLE AND CAVES
There’s always fun and adventure to be had at Wookey Hole Caves and Attractions…..deep underground is the UK’s largest show caves system, dinosaur valley, fairy garden, 4D cinema, magical mirror maze, wizard’s play castle, paper making demonstrations, cave diving & caves museums, vintage penny arcade, pirate island adventure golf and so much more, young or old, there is something for everyone at Wookey Hole. Distance from the hotel 21 miles.