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County - Somerset | Map
Tel code: 01984 | code search
Postcode: TA4 | code search
Population: 2500
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Wiveliscombe is a former borough, market and cloth town situated nine miles west of Taunton. Set in the rural English county of Somerset, Wiveliscombe is the hub of the Ten Parishes. These are Ashbrittle, Bathealton, Brompton Ralph, Chipstable, Clatworthy, Fitzhead, Huish Champflower, Milverton, Stawley and Wiveliscombe itself. Wiveliscombe serves the needs of many farms in the area and also has a prosperous business community, with some 300 businesses within a five mile radius of the town, many trading nationally and internationally. The sheltered south-facing vale of the Brendon Hills was an attractive location in the prehistoric period. There is no direct evidence of prehistoric settlement on the site of Wiveliscombe itself but artefact finds have been made in the neighbourhood. Nearby is the Castle, an Iron Age hillfort with signs of earlier occupation. There are also signs of Roman occupation of the fort at some point. There is no mention of Wiveliscombe in the Domesday Book, although it is likely that agricultural settlements existed in the area at that time. Visitors could try The Bear Inn or The Courtyard Inn. Accommodation can also be found at nearby Bindon Country House, a historic 17th century country house offering luxury, en suite accommodation sleeping up to 24 guests.

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Exmoor Gate

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White Hart Hotel
White Hart Hotel

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Bear Inn
Courtyard Inn
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Kingsmead Community School
Wiveliscombe Primary School

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Exmoor Gate
Exmoor Gate House

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Oakhampton Park

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White Hart Hotel (0.06 miles)

White Hart Hotel

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Set within a former coaching inn dating back some 350 years, the hotel is set in the old town of Wiveliscombe, at the foot of the Brendon Hills and close to ... More

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Exmoor Gate House (2.05 miles)

Exmoor Gate House

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In a pretty wooded valley between the Brendon and Blackdown Hills, an idyllic setting affording stunning views over the surrounding countryside, these two attractive properties offer a ... More

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Rock Inn (2.40 miles)

Rock Inn
Rock Inn at Waterrow is widely regarded as the best dining experience in the area. Here is what Somerset Life magazine said about us in May 2006:The Rock Inn has it all with bags of ... More | visit website
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Bindon Country House Hotel (2.73 miles)

Bindon Country House Hotel
Enjoy our house as we do, with family, friends and colleagues... Centrally located in the heart of the West Country, Bindon is an ideal venue for friends and family to enjoy anniversaries, reunions, celebrations or ... More | visit website
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The New Inn (3.69 miles)

The New Inn

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Nestling between the Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park, The New Inn is an 18th century former coaching inn offering the complete Country Village Pub experience.Situated in the quaint village ... More

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Cider Barn (4.42 miles)

Cider Barn
Our historic barn has been sympathetically converted by our family, retaining the original character whilst using modern technology – we have an air-source heat pump, underfloor heating and internet plug-in connections in all bedrooms. There is ... More | visit website
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Classic Cottages (4.96 miles)

Classic Cottages
It’s just a quick flit from some of the country’s big cities, yet venture into the Somerset countryside and it feels as though you’ve completely dropped off the 21st Century map. The Quantock Hills, the ... More
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Cedar Falls Health Spa (5.38 miles)

Cedar Falls Health Spa

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Welcome to Cedar Falls Health Spa: Somerset's Natural Antidote to Fatigue. Nestled in the foot of the Quantock Hills and close to Exmoor, Minehead and Taunton.

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Farrington (5.46 miles)

Farrington

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You will be sure of a warm welcome at the 16th century thatched cottage Farrington all rooms have characterful beamed ceilings and en suite facilities. Bishops Lydeard is the gateway ... More

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The Beambridge Inn (5.54 miles)

The Beambridge Inn
Set between the rolling Quantock and Blackdown hills the Beambridge is ideally located to access the South West. Just 3 miles from either J26 or J27 of the M5 the inn is perfectly sited to ... More | visit website

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