Bridgwater

Looking for a new home in Bridgwater?

Bridgwater is one of Somerset’s larger towns, in a great location halfway between Bristol and Exeter. With recent investment in its infrastructure and amenities, and the boost to the economy of the new Hinkley Point power station, it’s still growing, making it an exciting place for a new home. A large town needs the balance of the great outdoors and Bridgwater has definitely got it, with the beautiful Quantock Hills on one side and the unique Somerset Levels on the other.

 

Living in Bridgwater

Travel and transport

Bridgwater is close to the M5. It’s the main route into the South West and is an important transport route from the Midlands, connecting Bristol, Taunton and Exeter. The town’s train station is on the Great Western Railway line, and services to London Paddington, via Reading, take about 2 hours. Bristol Airport is an easy 30 minute drive away, just south of Bristol. 

Local information

Bridgwater has seen substantial growth in recent years and this has had a positive effect on its infrastructure and amenities. The wider area offers you the town centre facilities of Taunton, Glastonbury and Wells. Bridgwater and Taunton are the closest to the M5 and both have a choice of convenient out of town retail parks. Bridgwater is between the Quantock and Mendip Hills, and on the edge of the county's iconic Somerset Levels, giving you an excellent opportunity for a change of scenery.

Local schools

Chilton Trinity is one of the main secondary education providers, along with Haygrove School which is a multi Academy Trust, and Bridgwater College Academy which combines primary and secondary schooling. Private schools in the area include Millfield and Wells Cathedral School. Cannington College, part of Taunton & Bridgwater College, is the local campus for land based courses.