Bowdens Crest Caravan Park is Open All Year- We are situated high up above the small historic county town of Langport. Its hard to imagine Langport as it would of been at the turn of the centure, with its ships & Barges bringing produce up the River Parret. It had its own Custom House, 20 Public Houses, 2 Railway stations, a Bank with its own bank notes, and now in the 21st century it is a quiet sleepy town with shops that still close on Wednesday afternoon. The opening of Tesco's in April 2002 was a major event for Langport now people do not have to travel a 25 mile round trip to a Supermarket, but its still the only shop open on Sundays in this very traditional Somerset Market Town.

views from the bar

The Park commands panoramic views over the Somerset Levels, River Parrett, Vale of Taunton Deane and on to Brendon Hill and Exmoor. The Quantock Hills form a grand backdrop to the lower moors. From the old Vineyard on a clear day you can see for approximately 30 miles of green unbuilt land, a sight hardly seen in todays England. The town of Langport has a great history. The picture above was taken from behind the Bar - it overlooks the Somerset Levels & Moors, with the Quantock Hills in the foreground and the Blackdown hills behind them. A lovely area to sit, unwind and enjoy time just passing by. The Childrens playarea is situated to the right of this area, so parents can keep an eye on them. Unfortunately, it is not possible to see the view from any of the pitches or the Static Caravans.

Because of our situation we can not & will not ever flood. However, the ground is in general 8 inchs; of top soil and then onto White Lias Rock. This is very benefical when it rains as the land drains extremely well. But it does mean that our ground is still very hard at all times and we recommend you bring 'Rock Pegs' (but we do sell them if you forget.)

Transport to & from the Park - The nearest Bus service is in Langport (1.5 miles from the park). Buses run to Taunton & Yeovil approximately every hour during the week and Saturdays, with a very limited service on Sundays. The nearest Train Stations are - Taunton, Yeovil, Bridgwater & Castle Cary. A local Taxi service is available. Airports are approximately 1 hour away at Bristol & Exeter. Should you require any of the above services whilst on the park details can be given on request.

This is truly an area of natural within easy reach of the many beauty spots of Somerset and its surrounding counties. There are several traditional market towns in the area, including Somerton, Street, Chard, Ilchester, Bruton to name but a few. A visit to the area would not be complete without taking time to visit Glastonbury & Street. Glastonbury holds many spell bound as they wonder the streets and local shops, take time to sit in one of the many Cafe's and watch the world go by, you could be in a different era completely. Street is the home to 'Clarks Village', the factory shopping village where you can get anything from shops to chocolate at reduced prices. This Village has increased in size several times over the last few years, but with the new M & S store opening it is well worth a visit. hang chaple of lanport

The Hanging Chapel at the top of the hill in Langport, has been a Town Hall, Grammer School, Museum, armoury & Sunday School.Now its the local Masonic Lodge and is rarely open to the public. There are many cider farms in the area but there is only one 'Burrow Hill Cider Company' that can offer Cider Brandy. A visit here is a must, but beware sampling the produce can easily take you over the limits for driving !

Activities in the vicinity are vast from the many coarse and game fishing areas, along with cycle routes, stately homes and gardens, museums, crafts, cider mills, theatres, golf and many walks around quiet villages and hidden landscapes. There are several Fishing Lakes in the area. One of the most popular one being Viaduct Fisheries at Somerton. However, in our Games room we do have a Booklet supplied by Wessex Water detailing many of their Fishing venues in the area. There are also several Golfing venues, Long Sutton Golf Course is a very popular venue.

If you fancy a day on the beach we are half way between the Lyme Regis/Seaton & Brean/Berrow coast lines, either taking approximately 40 minutes by car. Information on other local fishing can be found

Some of the Many Attractions and Sights to Visit Nearby

Attraction Where Phone no
Aller Pottery Aller, Nr Langport
AnimalFarm Brean TA8 2RW 01278 751628
Bakelite Museum Williton TA4 4NS 01984 832133
Barrington Court Ilminster TA19 0NQ 01460 242614
Bishop's Palace Wells BS5 2PD 01749 988111
Brean Leisure Park Brean 01278 751595
Burrow Hill Cider & Cider Brandy Kingsbury Episcopi, Martock TA12 6BU 01460 240782
Chard Museum Centre Chard TA20 1QB 01460 65091
Cheddar Caves & Gorge Cheddar BS27 3QF 01934 742343
Clarks Village outlet shopping Street BA16 0BB 01458 840064
Cleeve Abbey Watchet TA23 0PS 01984 640377
Cothay Manor Wellington TA21 0JR 01823 672283
Court Farm Weston Super Mare 01934 822383
Crealy Adventure Park Exeter, Devon EX5 1DR 01395 233200
Dunster Castle & Gardens Dunster TA24 6SL 01643 821314
East Lambrook Manor Gardens East Lambrook, S.Petherton TA13 5HH 01460 240328
Fleet Air Arm Museum Yeovilton BA22 8HT 01935 840565
Forde Abbey & Gardens Chard TA20 4LU 01460 221290
Glastonbury Abbey Glastonbury BA6 9EL 01458 832267
Glastonbury Lake Village Museum Glastonbury BA 9DP 01458 832267
Ham Hill Country Park Stoke sub Hambon TA14 6RW 01935 823617
Haynes Motor Museum Sparkford, Yeovil BA22 7LD 01963 440804
Hestercombe Gardens Cheddon Fitzpaine,Taunton TA2 8LG 01823 413923
Kilver Court Gardens Shepton Mallet BA4 5NF 01749 340410
Longleat Safari Park Warminster BA12 7NW 01985 844400
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway Lynton EX35 6EQ 01598 753486
Muchelney Pottery Gallery Muchelney TA10 0DW 01458 250324
Organic Garden Holt Farm Blagdon BS40 7SQ 01761 461650
Perry's Cider Mills Farm Shop Ilminster TA19 0NY 01460 55195
Pitney Farm Shop Pitney Langport TA10 9AP 01458 253002
Puxton Park Outside adventure Weston Super Mare BS24 6AH 01934 523500
Rich's Cider Farm Highbridge TA9 4RD 01278 783651
Secret World Wildlife Rescue Highbridge TA9 3PZ 01278 783250
Somerton Town information Somerton
Stonehenge Stone Circle Amesbury SP4 7DE 0870 3331181
Tropiquaria Park Watchet TA23 0QB 01984 640688
Walled Gardens of Cannington Cannington TA5 2HA 01278 655042
Weston Super Mare Pier Weston super Mare BS23 1AL 01934 620238
Weston's Sea Quarium Weston Super Mare BS23 1BE 01934 613361
Willows & Wetlands Visitor ctr Stoke St Gregory, Taunton TA3 6HY 01823 490249
Wookey Hole Wells BA5 1BA 01749 672243
Woodlands Theme Park Totnes, Devon TQ9 7DQ 01803 712598
Yeovil Town Football Club Yeovil BA22 8UX 01935 706671
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  • Langport,
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