Bishops Lydeard


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Tel code: 01823 | code search
Postcode: TA4 | code search
Population: 3950
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Cedar Falls Health Spa
"Good Points: The solitude of the place and the the surrounding scnery. the staff were moslty pleasant and attentive. Bad Points: The lack of mens faccilities in the hotle, in fact ..." More

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The charming English village of Bishops Lydeard, just a few miles North West of Taunton, makes a good base for exploring Somerset. It is bordered to the north by the beautiful Quantock Hills and the Somerset coast and to the west by Exmoor National Park. The village dates back to at least Saxon times, although an urn of Roman coins was found in the area perhaps suggesting greater antiquity. In the Domesday Book of 1086, the manor is referred to as Lidegar. In 1291 Edward I granted a charter to the village, allowing it to hold weekly markets. The railway first came to Bishops Lydeard in 1862; today the village has an important station on the West Somerset Railway, a preserved steam railway. After a ride on the steam train, you can visit the Bishops Lydeard Mill. There were originally two working mills in the village but one of which was demolished. Bishops Lydeard Mill survived and has been made into a museum where you can see the old mill at work. Whilst visiting you can take refreshment at Dusty Miller's tea room. You should also pay a visit to the local church of St Mary, which dates back to the 14th and 15th centuries, and was extended in the 19th century.


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Farrington (0.05 miles)


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You will be sure of a warm welcome at the 16th century thatched cottage Farrington all rooms have characterful beamed ceilings and en suite facilities. Bishops Lydeard is the gateway ... More

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Cedar Falls Health Spa (0.84 miles)

Cedar Falls Health Spa

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Welcome to Cedar Falls Health Spa: Somerset's Natural Antidote to Fatigue. Nestled in the foot of the Quantock Hills and close to Exmoor, Minehead and Taunton.

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The New Inn (1.80 miles)

The New Inn

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Nestling between the Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park, The New Inn is an 18th century former coaching inn offering the complete Country Village Pub experience.Situated in the quaint village ... More

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Wick House (2.07 miles)

Wick House

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Wick house is an excellently appointed and family run 3 room bed and breakfast situated in a country location that is just minutes from the centre of Taunton, Somerset. Being ... More

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Ramscombe (2.48 miles)

Ramscombe is a delightful luxury self-catering holiday home offering comfortable and stylish accommodation for up to 14 guests. There are 6 en-suite bedrooms, a spacious kitchen/diner/lounge and a game room which means there is plenty ... More | visit website
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The Anchor Inn (2.75 miles)

The Anchor Inn

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The Anchor Inn is a family run, freehold country inn, situated in the village of Hillfarrance between Taunton and Wellington. It prides itself on being a home away from home. ... More

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The Old Stag's Head (2.80 miles)

The Old Stag

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A warm friendly welcome awaits you in our home with Guest Lounge.Approx:15-20 mins: from Taunton Ideally situated for working or relaxing in or around Taunton. We are with-in easy reach ... More

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Meryan House Hotel (3.55 miles)

Meryan House Hotel

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Situated in Bishops Hull, Taunton, this charming period residence is over 300 years old and is set in its own grounds, offering somewhere to relax and enjoy. Meryan House Hotel is set ... More

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Blue Ball Inn (3.81 miles)

Blue Ball Inn
If you try and imagine the kind of English Country Pub that would not be out of place in a fairy tale you could do no better than The Blue Ball Inn at Triscombe. Resting ... More | visit website
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Rumwell Park (3.85 miles)

Rumwell Park
Expeirence what it is like to stay in an English Grade II listed family run country house, set within 2 acres of grounds, on the edge of Taunton, a Big B&B Large rooms with comfortable beds ... More | visit website

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