Pictures of England


Historic Towns & Picturesque Villages

A picture of Ingham


in the county of Lincolnshire

Offshore at Gorleston


in the county of Norfolk

Pictures of Langport

in the county of Somerset

About Langport

This old town cradled at the heart of the Somerset Levels, sits bounded by the soft rolling Somerset countryside. Here, in this old historic town which can trace its history back to the time of the Doomsday Book, you can wander down leafy lanes to see cattle grown fat from the rich water meadows of the River Parret on whose banks the town lies.

One of the beauties of the town is the Church of All Saints. This is thought to date from the 14th century, but it is known that a church or chapel was here in the year 1202. An early feature is the panel above the door to the south porch, this is Romanesque and considered to be 12th century or even earlier, one theory is that it may well be a relic from an earlier Saxon church. However, should you chance to visit the church the panel should not be missed, it is of Hamstone and shows finely carved detail, this indicates that it was probably by a noted craftsman of the period, rather than a local man. Other things to note are the elaborate windows, octagonal font, and the many memorials to noted Langport families.

The town shows a pleasant mixture of architecture from different periods, the properties in Bow Street and Cheapside being of particular interest. Other attractive building are St.Mary's Church and the noted Hanging Chapel - this is the gatehouse of the old town walls with a chapel above.

The arched bridge over the Parret is a pleasing place to tarry for a while to watch the life of the river and the odd canoe or two. Visitors can follow a trail along the River Parret, this is ideal for walkers, cyclists and for fishing. The trail also enables you to see some of the finest countryside in Somerset, for the Somerset Levels and Moors is a terrific area for exploring natural wetlands covering thousands of acres.

There is a good choice of hotels, inns and restaurants for those who wish to stay to explore the area more fully. You can also find attractive retail outlets including specialist shops, such as crafts and pottery. There is an excellent gardening centre renowned for its peonies, and at Bow Bridge visitors will find the Langport and River Parret Visitors Centre where you will uncover a mine of information about Langport.

Recommended towns & villages near Langport

A picture of Martock

Martock (22 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

(5.4 miles, 8.7 km, direction SE of Langport)

The interior of Martock's Ham-stone church is perhaps the grandest in all Somerset, the startling effect of the golden stone against the most lavishly decorated of the county's great tie-beam roofs is simply overwhelming...

Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury (103 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Somerset

(8.9 miles, 14.4 km, direction NE of Langport)

This little town now enjoys world renown for its annual music festival which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the globe. None-the-less, this still remains very much a.....

The Ring o Bells Pub, Wookey, Somerset

Wookey (5 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

(13.5 miles, 21.7 km, direction NE of Langport)


Market day in Wells

Wells (137 Pictures) in the county of Somerset

(14.3 miles, 23.0 km, direction NE of Langport)

Wells, situated at the foot of the picturesque mendip hills, is most certainly one of England's most delightful cathedral cities...

Sherborne, Dorset.

Sherborne (111 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Dorset

(15.1 miles, 24.2 km, direction SE of Langport)

The softly glowing Ham stone of which most of the town properties are built, lends warmth and atmosphere to what is already a unique and attractive place...

All towns & villages in Somerset
Complete A to Z of towns & villages in England

Nearby attractions..

Barrington Court, Somerset

Barrington Court (49 Pictures)

(5.5 miles, 8.8 km, direction S)

Barrington Court is an attractive 16th-century house built in the engaging "E" shaped style of the period in mellow Ham Hill.....

Lytes Cary Manor, June 2009

Lytes Cary Manor (42 Pictures)

(6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction E)

Intimate manor house with Arts & Crafts-style garden. Tudor great hall and 14th-century chapel, this was home to medieval.....

Montacute House

Montacute House (68 Pictures)

(7.9 miles, 12.7 km, direction SE)

This is one of the most glittering of all the great Elizabethan mansions in England. It is built of glowing honey-coloured Ham.....

Fleet Air Arm Museum, Somerset

Fleet Air Arm Museum (3 Pictures)

(8.6 miles, 13.9 km, direction E)

The Fleet Air Arm Museum houses Europe's largest Naval aviation collection. Go on-board Concorde and be transported by a.....

Glastonbury Abbey, Fall 2006

Glastonbury Abbey (95 Pictures)

(8.8 miles, 14.2 km, direction NE)

This is believed to be the site of the oldest Christian Church in the world, for centuries it has been the focus of Christian.....

Chalice Well Entrance

The Chalice Well Gardens (11 Pictures)

(9.0 miles, 14.5 km, direction NE)

There are many associations with Chalice Well covering countless centuries; it is a timeless and sacred place, full of legend,.....

Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury, Somerset

Glastonbury Tor (37 Pictures)

(9.3 miles, 14.9 km, direction NE)

Swirling mists rise over the Somerset Levels, where approaching the town of Glastonbury, suddenly above the mist you catch a.....

All attractions in Langport
All attractions in Somerset
Complete A to Z of attractions in England