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Watchet is an ancient sea port nestled between the Quantock hills  Area of outstanding Natural beauty and Exmoor National Park.

Watchet is a quiet and charming town steeped in heritage from the early Viking invaders to it's more recent past as a key harbour town for trade in the Bristol channel.

Watchet is the town that inspired poet Samuel Coleridge to write 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'.

Watchet harbour is now a converted marina offering all the latest facilities.

Watchet town has award winning dining and shopping in it's small high street.  The nearby Helwell bay is a popular spot for fossil hunting.

Watchet is ideally placed for a base to explore the beauty of the surrounding national parks.  There are also plenty of nearby attractions to amuse and entertain all ages whatever the weather.

Watchet EsplanadeThe West Somerset steam railway is the ideal way to explore the surrounding area. Watchet steam railway station is only a three minute walk from Croft Holiday Cottages. So you can leave the car in Watchet and discover the delights of West Somerset via charming steam trains.

Some of the things to do and see in and around Watchet include:

  • Visit Watchet Boat Museum for a glimpse of the towns seafaring past.
  • Take a stroll around the Watchet Heritage trail.

 

  • Spend the day out at sea with Scooby Doo Too from Watchet Marinaalt
  • Watchet's town centre is home to award winning cuisine at the Star Inn and Chives Delicatessen
  • 5 minutes drive to Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Perfect for walks, riding, mountain biking or romantic strolls
  • There are plenty of visitor attractions in the area so there is plenty to do. Rain or shine. Including Exmoor Falconry, Tropiquaria Animal Park, Exmoor Safaris, Dunster Castle, West Somerset Steam Railway plus the new DONNIFORD FARM animal park with free entrance and a charming tea-rooms and shop. Also many more place to visit  all within a short drive or steam train journey.