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Watchet is a harbour town and civil parish in the English county of Somerset, with an approximate population of 4,400. It is situated 15 miles west of Bridgwater, 15 miles north-west of Taunton, and 9 miles east of Minehead. The parish includes the hamlet of Beggearn Huish. The town lies at the mouth of the Washford River on Bridgwater Bay, part of the Bristol Channel, and on the edge of Exmoor National Park.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” was written whilst travelling through Watchet and the surrounding area.
The foreshore at Watchet is rocky, with a high 6 metres tidal range. The cliffs between Watchet and Blue Anchor show a distinct pale, greenish blue colour, resulting from the coloured alabaster found there. The name “Watchet” or “Watchet Blue” was used in the 16th century to denote this colour. (Wikipedia)


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  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 3 years ago

    Lovely capture and interesting information !

  • Thank you Trish

    – kalaryder

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...almost 3 years ago

    Very sweet capture.

  • Thank you

    – kalaryder

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...almost 3 years ago

    Lovely capture of a beautiful little seaside town with interesting information !!

  • It is on the train line, which is how we reached it

    – kalaryder

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