Langport in the heart of the Levels

Langport in the heart of the Levels

Langport is on the River Parrett which was used for bringing trade into the town where it had its own Customs House. There are many historic features in the town such as the hanging chapel and the portcullis with access to the Somerset Levels countryside.

Langport and River Parrett Visitor Centre

Just on the edge of the town on Bow Bridge, is the Langport Visitor Centre. The Centre holds an interesting array of displays, exhibitions, including the hands-on "Discovery Room", and useful information about the local area, market towns, events and the River Parrett Trail.

River Parrett at Langport

River Parrett at Langport

Particularly useful information is on walks around the area and a bit about the history of the market towns of the Somerset Levels and Moors. You can also buy your River Parrett Guide from here that contains maps and information on attractions to visit along the River Parrett Trail.

Cycle hire is also available in the Visitor Centre for adults and children, and The Parrett Cycleway branches out from the centre following the line of a disused old railway line for one and a half miles to Muchelney. From here you can explore the countryside on quiet country roads.

Langport antiques centre

Langport antiques centre

The River Parrett Trail

The River Parrett Trail is a 50 mile, long distance hiking trail that extends from near Crewkerne to Combwich near Steart, just south of Burnham-on-Sea. You can complete the whole trail over 3 or 4 days or break it up as a series of shorter walks during your holiday in Somerset.

The trail follows the River Parrett from the Dorset Hills where it starts through the Somerset Levels countryside and characteristic Somerset market towns, ending at its mouth at Bridgwater Bay. The going is relatively easy as most of the walk is on flat ground. If you want more of a challenge along the way you can have a go at canoeing on the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal or hire a bike from the Langport Visitor Centre and explore further afield.

Langport Links

Accommodation in Langport

  • Curry Rivel   (2.2 miles from the centre of Langport)
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    This detached stone-built cottage is located in the heart of the village of Curry Rivel in the West Country and can sleep three people in two bedrooms.
     
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  • Hambridge   (3.3 miles from the centre of Langport)
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    £213
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    In South Somerset, midway between the north and south coast and in the quaint village of Hambridge, on the Somerset levels, these two well presented holiday cottages, one for fo...
     
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  • Henley   (3.4 miles from the centre of Langport)
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    £221
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    Situated on the Somerset Levels in central Somerset, just north of Somerton, this single storey holiday cottage is attached to the owner’s Grade ll listed farmhouse, where you c...
     
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