Bridgwater Area Guide

Where is Bridgwater?


Located along the River Parrett, Bridgwater can be found surrounded by beautiful countryside including the Mendips, Quantock Hills and Somerset Levels.

A lively market town with a deep history going back to approximately 6800 BC, Bridgwater is host to the famous Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival. Once a significant port on the river, the town lead the way in industry in Somerset and even today is advantageously linked to surrounding areas via both the motorway and rail links. Bridgwater boasts the largest livestock market in the south west, held at Sedgemoor Auction Centre, and nearby you can also find the WWT Steart Marshes for bird watching or Burrow Mump for ancient history with stunning views.

Local features

Robert Blake Museum
14th Century St Mary's Church
Fyne Court
Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival
Sedgemoor Livestock Market

Nearby Schools

There are a number of schools in Bridgwater including:
Northgate Primary School
St John and St Francis CofE
Westover Green Community School
Robert Blake Science College
Bridgwater College Academy

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