Burrowbridge, Somerset

Burrowbridge is a small village on the Somerset Levels, straddling both sides of the rivers Tone and Parrett. Unless you have friends or relatives here, you’d probably just pass through on the way to somewhere else, or you might wind up here at the King Alfred Inn after a riverside stroll or a climb to the top of Burrow Mump, rising out of the flat landscape and seen for miles around. At the top a ruined chapel stands as a memorial to the men and women of Somerset who lost their lives in the Second World War. The views are incredible, stretching out across the moors as far as the eye can see.

It’s hard to imagine how busy Burrowbridge once was, with four shops below the hill in the 16th century, and a wharf that operated until the middle of the 19th century. But things progress and now the village, although dissected by the A361 is a peaceful place to live.

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