Visit Watchet and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Watchet, Somerset, is a busy little commercial port with an attractive harbour. A port since Anglo-Saxon times and much raided by Vikings, it was made prosperous in the 19th century by iron mines in the Brendon Hills to the South. The closure of the mines and the wrecking of its harbour by a great storm in 1900 brought decline till the paper industry came. Coleridge is said to have thought of it as the port of departure for his Ancient Mariner. Its church, on the hill behind, contains good 16th- and 17th-century, brasses.
Blue Anchor, 2½ miles West, has a good beach and is pretty, with various coloured cliffs and long views (painted by Turner) to Minehead's north hill.
Nearby towns: Bridgwater, Minehead, Taunton
Nearby villages: Aisholt, Ash Priors, Bicknoller, Bishops Lydeard, Blue Anchor, Bratton, Brompton Ralph, Brompton Regis, Carhampton, Chipstable, Clatworthy, Combe Florey, Cothelstone, Crowcombe, Cutcombe, Dodington, Dunster, East Quantoxhead, Elworthy, Exford, Exton, Fitzhead, Kilton, Lilstock, Luccombe, Luxborough, Nether Stowey, Porlock, Selworthy, Skilgate, Spaxton, St. Decumans, Stogumber, Stogursey, Timberscombe, Tolland, Treborough, Upton, Washford, West Bagborough, West Myne, West Quantoxhead, Williton, Winsford, Withycombe, Wiveliscombe
Have you decided to visit Watchet or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Watchet bed and breakfast (a Watchet B&B or Watchet b and b)
- a Watchet guesthouse
- a Watchet hotel (or motel)
- a Watchet self-catering establishment, or
- other Watchet accommodation