Watchet


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Watchet is a lively coastal town with so much to do whatever the weather. It has been a harbour town for over 1000 years which means that it has plenty of stories of Vikings, Kings and Queens and even headless saints! As well as beautiful and quirky buildings.  It is sheltered by the Quantock Hills and with view across the channel to Wales and down the coast to Minehead and Exmoor, the landscape around the town is simply stunning.

This small coastal town is sandwiched between the Quantock Hills – an area of outstanding natural beauty – and Exmoor National Park, with its stunning heather clad, undulating hills. Just a stone’s throw from the town you can explore beautiful, dense woodland, follow meandering rivers and marvel at the ancient monuments of Landacre Bridge and Tarr Steps. All you need is a thermos of tea and some walking boots. Dunster Castle and Cleeve Abbey also sit just a few miles away.

We’re also spoilt for choice for indoor entertainment. If you’re coming here with children there’s a wealth of wildlife parks, zoos and activity centres on our doorstep.


Festival activities nearby

Event

Watchet Visitor Centre

Date & Time
23rd to 31st September
Tuesday to Saturday
10am to 3 pm
Event

Cheese, cider & cream tea special

Date & Time
Finished
Event

Quantock Belle Mama Mia Italian Evening

Date & Time
Saturday, September 23rd, 7pm
Event

Murder Mystery Special

Date & Time
Saturday, September 23rd, 7pm
Offer

Walker’s Soup and Sandwich meal offer

Date & Time
Monday to Saturday
10am to 4pm
Throughout the Festival
Event

Watchet Great British Beach Clean

Date & Time
Saturday, 23rd September
2.30pm to about 4pm
Event
Stogumber Art

STOGUMBER ART: Open studio with 10 local artists

Date & Time
16th September to 1st October
10am - 5pm
Closed on Tuesdays
Event
Artist Alison Jacobs

Alison Jacobs: Open Studio

Date & Time
16th September - 1st October
Festival Walk
A scene at the foot of the incline cica 1870s

Iron Ore: Brendon Hills to Roadwater

Date & Time
Finished
Event

Studio 1 East Quay: Open Studios

Date & Time
16th September to 1st October
Walk

East Quantoxhead-Kilve self-guided walk

Date & Time
Self-guided
YOU choose your own time (and companions, if you wish)!
Event

Fiona Meek and Joanne Horrobin: Open Studio

Date & Time
16th September - 1st October, 10am - 5pm
Event

Melanie Deegan Sculpture: Open Studio

Date & Time
Open most days. 11am to 5pm
Walk

The Watchet Poemscape

Date & Time
Self-guided
YOU choose your own time (and companions, if you wish)!
Event

John Bowcock: Open Studio

Date & Time
16th September to 1st October
10am to 5pm
(closed Mondays and Fridays)
Festival Walk
Book Cover- The Nature of Somerset's Coast

Kilve Coast: Wildlife Walk

Date & Time
Finished
Event

Open House and Studio

Date & Time
16th September - 1st October
10am till 5pm (closed on Mondays)
Event
Georgina Towler art work

Georgina Towler: Open Studio

Date & Time
16th September - 1st October
10am till 5pm
Event
Annabel Anderson artworks

Exhibition of paintings

Date & Time
16th September - 1st October
11am to 5pm
Event
Jan Martin illustration

Jan Martin & Cecilia Leete: Open Studio

Date & Time
16th September - 1st October
10.30am-5pm
Closed Mon/Tues
Event
Janet Lawrence Artist

Janet Lawrence: Open Studio

Date & Time
16th September to 1st October
10am - 5pm closed Tuesdays
Offer
The Radio Museum Watchet

The Radio Museum

Date & Time
Open between 10.30am to 5pm
Saturday, 23rd September
26th to 30th September
(closed Sun 24th and Mon 25th)
Festival Walk
View from the Quantocks

Quantocks and Coast

Date & Time
Finished
Event
Albatross Print Studio

Albatross Print Studio: Open Studio

Date & Time
16th September to 1st October
Daily 10am - 5pm
Event
Somerset Art Weeks signs

Somerset Open Studios 2023

Date & Time
Daily 16th September to 1st October

Please note: this map shows approximate location
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