Langport, Somerset

Langport is a very small town on the edge of the Somerset Levels, but it's actually rather nice to have a stroll around so if you're popping out for provisions, park in the big car park past the parade of shops and have a mooch about. There's not really much in the way of shops; a couple of quirky interiors places and if it's the right day of the week there might be a few stalls in the little covered market, or once a month, the Saturday vintage market. Anyway, what is nice is the riverside walk that starts right by the car park, and if you want to, you can go the mile and a half or so to Mucheleny where you can see the ruined abbey and the church where there's a 17th century painted roof with bare breasted angels. The other side of the street, the Walter Bagehot Town Gardens have an outlook of the moors and the railway viaduct; it's quite a pleasant spot for a picnic with an ensuing stroll through the gate and out onto the field; if you’d rather eat in one of the pubs or cafes, try the quirky Art Tea Zen Café or Kitchen down by the Wharf.

All information correct at the time of writing

Properties in Somerset

HIDE