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Langport is a town of 3,600 people (2021) in the heart of Somerset in England. To the south of the town is Wet Moor, a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest which is part of the extensive grazing marsh grasslands and ditch systems of the Somerset Levels and Moors.

Get in[edit]

Langport can easily be accessed from main roads leading in from Bridgwater, Taunton or Yeovil directions.

Get around[edit]

Langport is a fairly small place so walking is your best option. Bicycles can also be rented from the tourist information centre just over the Parrot bridge.


The Hanging Chapel on Hurds Hill, St. Mary's Church, the River Parrett that runs though the town and the Somerset levels that surround it. The Dutch style architecture of many of the town houses, a relic of 17th and 18th century immigration from the Netherlands. Two other buildings worth seeing are the 1 Tudor House. Tudor House (Q7851296) on Wikidata Tudor House, Langport on Wikipedia and the 2 Warehouse, in Great Bow Yard. Former Stuckey and Bagehot Warehouse (Q7969280) on Wikidata Warehouse, Langport on Wikipedia , both restored by the Somerset Buildings Preservation Trust.

3 Muchelney Abbey, Muchelney, TA10 0DQ (2 miles south of Langport), +44 1458 250664. adults £4.40, children £2.60, concessions £4.00. Muchelney Abbey (Q6931026) on Wikidata Muchelney Abbey on Wikipedia


The River Parrett flows through the town and is an excellent place to take a walk on a summers day. There are large amounts of farmland and fields to walk around also. There is also an abandoned railway line converted into a footpath, the Parrett Cycleway, running for around a mile to the south of the town. It leads to nearby the aforementioned Muchelney Abbey, and a brief walk along the riverside from the southern end of the cycleway leads you to the railway line’s old river bridge.



Langport isn't really known for its excellent options to eat out. The only real option is the Chinese! However there's a great deal of places in nearby towns that take little time to reach.

1 The Bridge Bakery and Canteen, The Bridge, Westover Trading Estate, TA10 9RB (next to the Great Bow Bridge), +44 1458 897 100. W-Su 8AM-4PM (M Tu closed). A popular cafe with seating by the river and good toilets.


Langport has a surprisingly (for its size) large amount of pubs. Whether or not you wish to drink in some of them is another matter however! Most popular are The Langport Arms, Kelways and:

1 Rose & Crown (Eli's), A 372, Huish Episcopi, TA10 9QT, +44 1458 250 494. A stone built thatched pub with a tap room instead of a bar The Rose And Crown Inn (Q26528791) on Wikidata

If you wish to try some of the more local ales 2 The Halfway House (on the main road between Langport and Somerton). 11:30AM-3PM, 4–11PM. an excellent choice equally with travellers and locals. Be warned though as it can get a bit crowded at times due to it only being a small establishment.


1 Langport Arms Hotel, TA10 9PD, +44 1458 250530.

2 The Lynch, 4 Behind Berry, Somerton TA11 7PD, +44 1458 272316. Beautiful B&B in a Georgian country house with extensive garden. B&B double £110.

3 Devonshire Arms, Long Sutton TA10 9LP (B3165), +44 1458 241271. Pub and restaurant with rooms on the village green. In a former hunting lodge, the nine rooms have fresh modern style, and it's the dining that most impresses. B&B double £100.

4 White Hart, Market Place, Somerton TA11 7LX, +44 1458 272273. Gastropub with 8 rooms, comfy and stylish, gets great reviews for the food. B&B double £90.

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