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Nether Stowey

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Gateway to the Quantock Hills

The vibrant village of Nether Stowey lies at the foot of the Quantocks and boasts several shops, pubs and bed and breakfasts, a tea room and post office and a award winning creamery. Most famously the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge lived in the village and his home is now owned by the National Trust. The village is also the starting point of the Coleridge Way long distance path which runs fifty one miles from Nether Stowey to Lynmouth.

Highlights

  • Ideal location for exploring the Quantock Hills with beautiful walks across the hills to the neighbouring villages of Crowcombe and Holford or perhaps a short circular walk to Over Stowey and back.
  • Coleridge Cottage  http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coleridge-cottage/ Winner of the Visit England Award for best visitor attraction 2014  and South West Tourism Excellence award 2013-14
  • Start of the Coleridge Way www.coleridgeway.co.uk/
  • Nether Stowey Castle – Norman motte and bailey castle mount with fantastic views to the Brecon Beacons the Mendips, Glastonbury Torand the North Somerset Coast
  • Free parking and public toilets in the centre of the village
  • Regular bus service to Bridgwater and Watchet/Williton

Local Events

  • May Fair – nearest Saturday to May Day each year, street market, entertainment and art exhibition
  • Coleridge Cottage – Apple Day in October and Georgian Christmas every weekend in December
  • Cheese, Cider Festival and Moozic Festival– Midsummer weekend at Nether Stowey Playing Fields
  • Flower Show – traditional village flower and produce show mid August each year.


 

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