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Firepool Lock, Taunton, TA1 1AW
The well-maintained towpath and interesting lock structures of the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal make for idyllic walking and peaceful boating.
The 14 mile Bridgwater and Taunton Canal opened in 1827, linking the River Tone and the River Parrett for commercial traffic between the two market towns.
There is no navigable connection to the River Parrett today but the Canal is enjoyed by walkers, cyclists, nature enthusiasts, fishermen and boatmen alike. The majority of the Canal is rural and offers tranquility to all.
The 'Somerset Space Walk' is located on the Canal and features two scale models of the Solar System centred around the sun at Maunsel Lock (also the site of a tea room). Follow the planets' trail to Maunsel Lock from the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton or from Morrisons' supermarket in Bridgwater.
The Somerset Boat Centre at North Newton offers canoes, kayaks, self-drive motor boats and a chartered narrowboat for exploring this stunning waterway.
Bridgwater & Taunton Canal
Firepool LockTauntonSomersetTA1 1AW
T: 0303 040 4040
The theatre delivers an innovative and exciting programme of performances and participatory arts
For Comic, Games, Toys & Collectables
A nature reserve and visitor centre under the guardianship of the National Trust
The 2021 show, The Beach Boys® Tribute Show is a family event.
Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club returns to The Brewhouse.
Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics and bonkers biology.
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