Doniford Bay Watchet

Watchet is a small harbour town situated in the County of Somerset. This beautiful little town is  lying 15 miles north-west of Taunton, and 9 miles east of Minehead., in the mouth of the Washford River, .on the edge of Exmoor National Park.

Over the years, Watchet emerged as a  vital port serving the surrounding countryside and providing a link with Wales over the water. 


Photos of Somerset & Dorset Railway Museum, Watchet
This photo of Somerset & Dorset Railway Museum is courtesy of TripAdvisor

There are some interesting places to visit here. One of the important things to do is  taking a train journey in the Western Somerset Railway which meanders  through the beautiful countryside. We were excited and enjoyed the journey which gave us a glimpse of Somerset villages. Earlier, it was used for bringing iron ore from the hills to Watchet. . Our journey in this train run by steam engine, which completed 150 years in 2012, was lovely The sun was playing hide and seek and still we enjoyed our trip. The scenic journey in the train, was 20 miles, covering a total of ten stations, and watching the fascinating  Quantock Hills, beautiful villages of Exmoor, country farms, the cliffs of Bristol Channel, the imposing Dunsten's castle, Church towers and the beauty of Mineheads.  

Many antique and curio shops are also seen here.  We also visited Watchet Boat Museum. The other interesting places include Brendon Hills, Exmoor and Wildlife Park. 

The place is so beautiful that the famous English poet Samuel Taylor Colendge stayed in Watchet and wrote his famous poem 'The Ryme of the Ancient Mariner'.  

On the way, we visited the farm at Donford Bay Watchet, and saw Sheeps, rabbits, goats, turkey, cocks, lama, donkeys, multicolor parrots  etc.

Watchet Accommodation:

There are a number of hotels, restaurants and pubs. We had lunch in Muffilion with Lasagne, steak and pie. . 

On the way back of our journey to Doniford Bay Watchet, we saw  the imposing structure of Dunstal Castle, and wanted to visit there, but the visitors time was over. and couldn't make it. . 


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