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Bridgwater - a great place to live The welcome redevelopment of the cattle market provides a central location for The Parade. Local life Bridgwater is a town steeped in history, with the interestingly-designed Corn Exchange building lying at its heart. Walk down the River Parrett and you could forgive yourself for thinking you were in a continental town, with attractive buildings and bridges to admire. The lively town centre, just a mile away, has everything you could need, with a range of independent and high street stores, food outlets, Post Office, cinema and a great choice of pubs and restaurants. A variety of local supermarkets include Aldi, Asda, Lidl, Morrisons and Sainsburys. Bridgwater is internationally-renowned for its Guy Fawkes Carnival, being the largest illuminated procession in Europe. Immerse yourself in the spirit of the town and join the community in celebrating the occasion with music, dancing and fireworks. If you enjoy the outdoors, Eastover Park is just over two miles away, which contains free-to-use facilities and outdoor activities. Or you can stroll around the stunning Blake Gardens, a prime location in the town centre first opened in 1902. A great location for growing families, there’s a good choice of schools nearby from Eastover Primary School, The Olive Tree Nursery and Penrose School. There is also Bridgwater College Academy and Bridgwater and Taunton College close by. Surrounding area Bridgwater sits wonderfully for exploring the beautiful Somerset countryside, with the stunning Quantock Hills just 11 miles away. Discover the panoramic views on offer, stumble across historical Iron Age landmarks dotted across the landscapes, and look out for the red deer that adorn the hilltops. It’s no wonder the area is a firm favourite amongst walkers and cyclists. Transport links Bridgwater is perfectly located for commuters, with the town just a few miles from junction 24 of the M5. Less than a mile away is Bridgwater railway station, where you can catch a train to Bristol and Exeter in under an hour, and Taunton within 15 minutes. Clockwise from top left: Historic buildings alongside the River Parrett. The famous Guy Fawkes Carnival. The view from nearby Brent Knoll towards The Quantock Hills and Bristol Channel. Enjoy discovering Bridgwater’s welcoming coffee shops. The statue of Robert Blake in the town centre, with the Corn Exchange and St Mary’s Church in the distance. 03

Every November the Bridgwater community comes together to celebrate what has been named as the largest illumination procession in Europe, The Guy Fawkes Carnival. 04