West Somerset

Somerset Towns and Villages


Wiveliscombe Community Office, The Square, TA4 2JT



Situated at the foot of the Brendon Hills at the gateway to Exmoor, 'Wivey' is a thriving local centre surrounded by attractive countryside that is never far away. It contains numerous shops, many still with their Victorian frontages, whilst the pubs stock ales from the town's two breweries. Follow the Historic Town Trail - unlock the town's history and discover why Wiveliscombe was directly involved in the London Blitz.

There's an impressive wealth of creativity to be discovered in the surrounding parishes, with artists, potters, sculptors and photographers taking part in the 10 Parishes Festival which takes place in and around Wiveliscombe. Local artist, Michael Fairfax recently unveiled a public art sculpture to be used as a tourist information point in the town's square representing local history and features.

Must See & Do

  1. Courthouse Antiques and Interiors
  2. Yew Tree Antiques
  3. Red Hat Art & Craft Co-operative
  4. Brendon Hills
  5. Clatworthy Resevoir
  6. Wiveliscombe Heritage Arts Trail
  7. Wiveliscombe open air swimming pool

Local Facilities

  • A&E Department at Musgrove Hospital (TA1 5DA)
  • Golf Course (TA1 3JW)
  • Cinema (TA1 2LP & TA21 8AU)
  • Leisure Centres (TA2 7QP, TA1 2RW & TA21 8LL)
  • Swimming Pool (TA4 2TB, TA1 1NN & TA21 8LL)
  • Theatre (TA1 1JL)
  • Ten Pin Bowling (TA1 2LP)

Road Directions

Leave the M5 at either Junction 25 and use the A358 and B3227 or Junction 26 and use the B3187 from Wellington to Milverton and B3227 from Milverton to Wiveliscombe.

For maps and journey planning go to www.multimap.com


Public Transport Directions

Rail: Main line and regional services call at Taunton Station (10 miles away) 
Bus: Local bus services  
Airport: 35 miles from Exeter International Airport approx 35 miles. Bristol International Airport approx. 37 miles


Wiveliscombe Community Office
The Square
United Kingdom

T: 01984 624777

F: 01984 624772

E: communityoffice@wiveliscombe.com

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