Visit Bishops Lydeard and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Bishops Lydeard, Somerset. Its old centre, round the church, is red in colour and attractive. Its fine l5th century church tower, also red, is similar to that of St Mary Magdalene, Taunton, and has yellow Ham-stone windows. Inside, the church has a good screen and bench-ends of the 16th century, good Jacobean pulpit and 15th century font. In the southwest corner of its churchyard of splendid yew trees, is an exceptionally fine weathered 14th century, cross mounted on an octagonal, stepped base looking faintly Buddhist. To the North West, there is a good view of a nice Georgian house.
During the Civil War, the church tower was used by John Stawell to store his army's weapons. Close to the village his enterprise was crushed by Robert Blake, Parliamentarian general and later scourge of the Dutch as a sailor. Nearby are busy quarries and all around is rich farmland.
Nearby towns: Bridgwater, Taunton, Watchet, Wellington
Nearby villages: Aisholt, Angersleigh, Ash Priors, Ashbrittle, Bathealton, Bicknoller, Blue Anchor, Bradford on Tone, Bradford-on-Tone, Brompton Ralph, Clatworthy, Combe Florey, Corfe, Cothelstone, Crowcombe, Curland, Dodington, Durleigh, Elworthy, Enmore, Fitzhead, Goathurst, Hawkaller, Heathfield, Holcombe Rogus, Lowton, Milverton, Nether Stowey, Norton Fitzwarren, Nynehead, Oake, Pitminster, Rockwell Green, Sampford Arundel, Shoreditch, Spaxton, Staple Fitzpaine, Stawley, Stogumber, Thurloxton, Tolland, Trull, Wellington, West Bagborough, West Buckland, West Hatch, West Monkton, White Ball, Williton, Wiveliscombe
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- a Bishops Lydeard bed and breakfast (a Bishops Lydeard B&B or Bishops Lydeard b and b)
- a Bishops Lydeard guesthouse
- a Bishops Lydeard hotel (or motel)
- a Bishops Lydeard self-catering establishment, or
- other Bishops Lydeard accommodation