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- Above the Somerset Levels with stunning views over 30 miles
- 12 miles from Glastonbury and seven from Wells
- Bar and restaurant on site with a wide range of options
Phew, what a view… the outlook from Bowdens Crest Caravan & Camping Park takes in the smashing Somerset Levels and its moors, the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, the River Parrett and the Vale of Taunton Dene, stretching out towards Brendon Hill and Exmoor – in fact over 30 miles of Somerset surroundings can be seen from here on a clear day, all the way to Minehead. The small town of Langport is about a mile and a half away.
Bowdens Crest has a play area on site, on the edge of nine and a half acres of natural woodland where the kids can burn off suitable amounts of energy to let the grownups crack open the wine at sunset.
The site is high up, set on white lias stone with an eight-inch soil top (rock pegs are recommended for tents; if you don’t have your own you can buy them in the site shop which is open for a couple of hours every day).
Amenities include chemical disposal and a well-maintained toilet and shower block with separate ladies’ and gents’ sections, an accessible/family shower room and a family bath and shower room.
Washing-up sinks with free hot water are also available, and the games/information room has books, board games, DVDs, pool tables, football tables, games machines and several sockets to charge phones and other equipment free of charge.
Alfie's Bar & Bistro will fill grumbling tums at noon and dinner time from a menu of veggie options, kids' picks and hefty roasts (opening hours vary: please see site terms below); while you’re mulling it all over, you could sip on one of the local ciders or ales on offer and taking in the views from the bar’s garden. On a clear day, you may just find it impossible to move yourself…
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Good site with everything we needed
From the manager...
Hi Julie thanks for your review we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with an hope to see you again in the future.
From the manager...
Hi thank you for your review we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that we see you in the future.
Beautiful views and perfect base camp
From the manager...
Hi Stacey we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we will be sure to tell Tiny that you appreciated his help and we hope to see you all again in the future.
From the manager...
Hi thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon.
Sadly the site has lost it's soul.OK for a base but that's all
From the manager...
Hi we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that we see you again in the future.
Really friendly campsite with great amenities
Views and facilities
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Nearby farmers' market
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Touring and motorhomes
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
Street: Leigh Rd Coach Stop
— 6.5 miles
6.5 miles Ilchester: Lyster Close Coach Stop — 7.9 miles
7.9 miles North Petherton (Somerset): Verriers Coach Stop — 8.1 miles
- Train stations
Bridgwater Rail Station
— 8.2 miles
8.2 miles Taunton Rail Station — 11.7 miles
11.7 miles Yeovil Pen Mill Rail Station — 12.5 miles
- Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal
— 8.9 miles
8.9 miles Weston-super-Mare Knightstone Harbour — 21.3 miles
21.3 miles Clevedon Pier — 26.8 miles
Bristol International Airport
— 23.4 miles
The postcode is shared with the site's neighbours: please travel 100 yards further up to get to the entrance.
The best of Somerset is close to hand from Bowdens Crest, such as witch hunting at Wookey Hole Caves, striding around the Quantock Hills, Blackdown Hills and the Somerset Levels, exploring the subterranean sights of Cheddar Caves, or, for the more modern, happily spending holiday money at Clarks Village in nearby Street.
Glastonbury is about 12 miles away; these days it’s probably better known for its famous fest nearby, but a more peaceful time can be had around Glastonbury Abbey, which has stood on this site since the seventh century and which may – just possibly – be King Arthur’s Avalon where the mighty Excalibur was forged (Arthur and Queen Guinevere are purportedly buried here.)
The ‘holy hill’ of Glastonbury Tor, home to Gwyn ap Nudd or the King of the Fairies, is another legendary local highlight to trek to: Somerset picnics taste super at the base of St Michael’s Tower, accompanied by tasty views of the Somerset Levels, Wiltshire, Dorset and over to Wales.
Tiny Wells about 20 miles away is well worth a visit too: once there, see the show caves and look for the witch at the Wookey Hole Caves on the edge of the Mendip Hills, where dinosaurs, King Kong and pirate golf abound these days too.
Another seven or so miles north-west and on the south side of the Mendips, spectacular Cheddar is worth at least a day to see the most of Cheddar Gorge and Cheddar Caves, where you can stick to sightseeing or be a bit more adventurous caving or rock climbing.
Outdoor options in the area include hiring a bike and pedalling off from Langport Visitor Centre into the Somerset countryside, fishing on the River Parrett and around Bridgwater, Somerton and Taunton, or sea fishing for Dover sole and bass from the beach at Burnham-on-Sea.
While you’re on the coast, the Animal Farm Adventure Park is a popular pick with animal-petting youngsters, and a SeaQuarium is a little further along the shore at Weston-super-Mare.
- Clarks Village (6.5 miles)
- Glastonbury Abbey (8.2 miles)
- Glastonbury Tor (8.6 miles)
- Stembridge Tower Mill (1.3 miles)
- Priest's House (2.7 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||9 p.m.|
|Depart by:||12 p.m.|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||9 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
Bowdens Crest Caravan and Camping Park cancellation policy
No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.
More than 14 days before arrival : 10% will be retained
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Bowdens Crest Caravan and Camping Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Bowdens Crest Caravan and Camping Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Bowdens Crest Caravan and Camping Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Bowdens Crest Caravan and Camping Park? The best of Somerset is close to hand from Bowdens Crest, such as witch hunting at Wookey Hole Caves, striding around the Quantock Hills, Blackdown Hills and the Somerset Levels, exploring the ... Read more
When can I check in and check out of Bowdens Crest Caravan and Camping Park?
Camping and touring Arrive: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. Depart by: 12 p.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m.