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CARNIVAL 27th to 28th July 2019 - Parade (27th) start 6.00 p.m.

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Getting to Watchet:-

How to get to Watchet Carnival...

The town of Watchet lies on the Somerset Coast along the Bristol Channel between Minehead and Bridgwater Bay. When you visit Watchet to attend the carnival, please take time to look around this ancient port which dates back well over a thousand years. Twice invaded by the Vikings, some say that has given Watchet its feisty spirit!

Travelling by Road...

Watchet is easy to find located 2 miles off the main A39 Bridgwater to Minehead road. Located 18 Miles from Bridgwater, 20 miles from Taunton and 8 miles from Minehead. (

If travelling on the A39 from the Bridgwater direction please be cautious and patient on this road as it has many twists and nasty bends to contend with, which through time perhaps we should put the blame on the Romans as they never seemed to have constructed many straight roads in West Somerset when they conquered England - could this have been because of the discovery of Somerset cider.

If travelling from the north leave the M5 at Junction 23 or 24 and follow the signs for Minehead until you reach the town of Williton and follow the signs for Watchet.

If travelling from the south leave the M5 at Junction 25 or 26 and follow the signs for Minehead taking the A358 until you reach Williton and follow the signs for Watchet.

Travel by Train... 


 Taunton Station 

Address: Station Approach, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1QP 


Travelling by Bus...

For those choosing to use public transport First Bus No 28 runs an excellent service from Minehead and Taunton. If travelling to the Carnival by bus, please take particular note of your last service bus departure time.


Travel by Steam Train... 

        West Somerset Railway

  Or by sea...


Watchet has a 250 berth marina 

and each year sees visitors attend the Festival arrive by boat!  


Car sharing

is a great idea - it saves you money by splitting the travel cost and at the same time helps to reduce the parking congestion. If you would like to go down this route, please register on the following sites:



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