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How to get to get to Watchet Festival...
The town of Watchet lies on the Somerset Coast along the Bristol Channel between Minehead and Bridgwater bay. Watchet LIVE have always put on events to entertain local residents and visitors alike. The Festival is no exception! When you visit Watchet to attend the Festival please take time to look around this ancient port which dates back well over a thousand year, twice invaded by the Vikings that some say has always given Watchet its feisty spirit!
Travelling by Road
Watchet is easy to find located 2 miles off the main Bridgwater to Minehead road the A39. Located 18 Miles from Bridgwater, 20 miles from Taunton and 8 miles from Minehead the Watchet Carnival and Festival are easy events to get to from the M5 motorway.
If travelling on the A39 from the Bridgwater direction please be cautious and patient of this road as it has many twists and nasty bends to contented 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 ciders!
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 26 or 25 and follow the signs for Minehead taking the A358 until you reach Williton and follow the signs for Watchet.
As you enter Williton from either the A358 or A39 loo for the festival directions signs. For those using Sat navs or Google maps etc the festival postcode is TA23 0HS..
or use the following link
Travelling by Bus/Train
For those choosing to use public transport First National buses or Webber Bus run an excellent service from Bridgwater Minehead and Taunton. If travelling to the Festival by bus there is a bus stop 50 mtrs from the Festival site entrance between The Watchet and Washford Tropiquaria stops (Please ask the Bus driver to drop you at FiveBell/Brendon Road stop) For more information on times and frequency of buses please visit: http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/bristol_bath/ and look for Route/Service 28!
If travelling by train to the festival, you need to go to Taunton Rail Station then catch First service bus 28 (which also serves Taunton railway station) to the Watchet festival site.
Via the sea!
Watchet has a 150+ berth marina and each year see visitors attend the Festival arrive by boat! For marina information visit:-
Parking at the Festival
We want to do all we can to minimise the carbon footprint of Watchet LIVE.
A Car parking parking permit will be required to park in the main car park at £5.00 per vehicle for the weekend.
Day visitors arriving by car will be directed to separate car park.
There is an area for camper vans at the festival at £20.00 per unit for live in vans, sorry no carvans or trailer tents. The camper van field is 100 mtrs from the main festival site. We can only except a limited number of live in vehicles/camper vans so permits must be purcahsed in advance, if you turn up without a pre paid permit you will be directed to the local campsites, which their are plenty within 2 miles of the festival site. See accomodation page for more info
There is no over night camping permitted in the car parks.
Parking at Watchet LIVE gets very busy and we would like to ensure that the roads around the festival do not get over congested especially on the August bank holiday weekend.
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: http://www.liftshare.com/uk/
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