Langport is a long established market town close to the River Parrett in Somerset. Situated inland and surrounded by fields and pastures, this town could be a great base from which to discover some of the best of the Somerset countryside and some of the highlights of the Somerset coast on a cottage holiday.
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Glastonbury is just 12 miles away and the popular towns of Bridgwater and Taunton are 12 miles and 14 miles away respectively. Glastonbury is well known for the ever popular annual music festival that is held there each year whereas Bridgwater is known for its shops, restaurants, gardens and for its proximity to the Somerset coast. Taunton is renowned for its castle, museum, choice of shops and restaurants.
By the coast, the best known resort within relatively easy reach for a day trip whilst on a self-catering break is Burnham on Sea which is 30 miles from Langport. Burnham on Sea with its incredible 7 miles of golden sands has plenty to recommend it. There’s also a fascinating unique lighthouse made out of wood, a short pier as well as amusements.
For tranquil times in the countryside whilst enjoying a cottage break there are ample opportunities to enjoy walking and cycling in and around Langport. The River Parrett Trail passes by the River Parrett at Langport and is a long distance walk which follows this river all the way through Somerset right to the coast.
Another great place for walks and wildlife watching is the RSPB’s Nature Reserve at West Sedgemoor in the Somerset Levels. This is an award winning site of special scientific interest which covers over 2000 acres of wet meadowland and is said to be one of the very best places in the UK for spotting wildlife and birds in particular. Bring your binoculars and camera on a visit here so you can capture those special memories.
This town did originally have its own visitor centre but this has since closed down and the nearest visitor centre is now at Street. Visit for free leaflets and more information on local attractions and events.
However, you choose to spend your time in this part of the West Country and whatever your needs we hope you find the perfect place to stay. Choices available on Country Cottages Online include romantic cottages, dog-friendly cottages and family cottages. We hope you have the very best of times on your Somerset getaway.
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