Visit Langport and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Langport, Somerset. Much the best part of this little town, which has a long-established glove industry and was formerly celebrated for its eels (gleaned from the ditches of Sedgemoor), is on its hill-top from which through traffic is discouraged. Here is the so-called “hanging chapel” spanning the road, built in the 15th century as a tradesmen's guildhouse, and the fine church, with an east window of medieval stained glass (of which there is very little in Somerset), a 12th-century Norman tympanum and splendid tie-beam chancel roof. From the churchyard there is a great view over the plain to the South; across the road rather a pretty whitened Roman Catholic church. And only 1 mile East along this road is the church of Huish Episcopi, which has one of the finest towers in Somerset and a Norman doorway remarkable for its terracotta colour caused accidentally by fire.
Langport dates from the Anglo-Saxons and grew up round a fordable place on the River Parrett. It was the scene of a decisive battle in the Civil War.
Nearby towns: Bridgwater, Glastonbury, Ilminster, Martock, South Petherton, Street, Taunton, Westzoyland, Yeovil
Nearby villages: Aller, Ashcott, Athelney, Baltonsborough, Butleigh, Charlton Mackrell, Chedzoy, Compton Dundon, Curry Mallet, Curry Rivel, Drayton, Dundon, Edington, Fivehead, Greinton, Hatch Beauchamp, High Ham, Horsey, Huntworth, Hurcott, Ilchester, Ilton, Isle Abbotts, Isle Brewers, Kingsbury Episcopi, Kingsdon, Knole, Lambrook, Long Load, Long Sutton, Middlezoy, Montacute, Muchelney, North Curry, Othery, Pitney, Shapwick, South Petherton, Stawell, Stocklinch, Stoke St. Gregory, Stoke-sub-Hamdon, Sutton Mallet, Tintinhull, Walton, Weston Zoyland
Have you decided to visit Langport or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Langport bed and breakfast (a Langport B&B or Langport b and b)
- a Langport guesthouse
- a Langport hotel (or motel)
- a Langport self-catering establishment, or
- other Langport accommodation