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Bowdens Crest Caravan and Camping Park

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Bowdens Crest Caravan and Camping Park: Touring pitches

General

  • 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 and 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…

Please note

Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Units longer than 9 metres are not allowed.

Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the campground while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time so that the team can provide information about your unit/site.

When booking a pitch it is important that you state your correct unit type so that the correct pitch can be allocated. The site is unable to take bookings without this information.

Guests must be genuine holidaymakers and stay for holiday purposes only.

All food at the restaurant is freshly made so at busy times there may be a wait. Opening times for the bar and kitchen will vary throughout the season. During low season, up until Easter, it only opens on Friday and Saturday evenings and on Sunday at lunchtime. It can also be opened on request if there is enough demand.

Please note: the card to activate the electricity has to be collected from reception on arrival.


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8.7

Overall rating based on 83 reviews

 

84% would recommend this site to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

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Welcoming and friendly08/15/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJasmin P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Welcoming and friendly

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Lovely site, friendly staff! Amazing surroundings08/14/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLeanne M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Lovely site, friendly staff! Amazing surroundings

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We really can’t wait to go back !08/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomemma m.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    I loved how friendly everyone was , the place was so clean and tidy and very safe for my very young children to play. The other campers welcomed us and made us feel really invited.

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Environment08/08/2022

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Lovely site quite and peaceful with good views, spacious pitches …08/01/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomcatherine m.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Lovely site quite and peaceful with good views, spacious pitches very welcoming manager and the seasonal stayers were also welcoming, laundry room with washer dryer and washing lines, games room for kids with a pool table books and games to borrow, take some change as it's a cashless site, Lovely little bar on site again cashless, little park for the kids, great facilities plenty of showers, great location easy to access all little towns around the area, Langport has a lovely little river where you can fish all round fabulous site would definitely return xx

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    Shower block needs a bit of TLC no doubt they have this in hand and when people use the showers would be nice if they cleaned up after themselves

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Excellent site, great manager, very clean!08/01/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVictoria M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Lovely campsite- manager was outstanding, very friendly and helpful, couldn’t do enough for everyone!
    Really clean shower block/toilet, games room and a bar. The tent pitch was lovely a flat- very dog/ child friendly as well. Will definitely return! Also Wi-Fi and phone signal was amazing here.

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Beautiful views. Clean toilets08/01/2022

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    Beautiful views. Clean toilets

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    How close we were to other tents. Couldn't find the woods advertised. The place just felt a little run down. Could do with a power wash over the toilet and shower block to get rid of cobwebs.

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Would recommend it to friends and family if you won't peace and quiet07/26/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNigel P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    It was a good site friendly people and owner

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Great place and so peaceful07/22/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLisa C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The view is amazing, great walks with the dog

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    Couldn’t find a cue ball for the pool table

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff07/21/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBrian S.Confirmed

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    Everyone was very friendly on site. Nice little Bar for drinks. Shower and Toilet blocks kept clean. Will most definitely stay again.

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Features

Coronavirus

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal sites

Location

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  • Bowdens, Langport, Somerset, England, TA10 0DD
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0561°N 2.8373°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Crispin Hall — 10.4 kilometres
The Library — 10.4 kilometres
Glastonbury Town Hall — 13.1 kilometres
Train stations
Bridgwater Rail Station — 13.4 kilometres
Taunton Rail Station — 19.0 kilometres
Yeovil Pen Mill Rail Station — 20.0 kilometres
Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 14.5 kilometres
Weston-super-Mare Knightstone Harbour — 34.5 kilometres
Clevedon Pier — 43.2 kilometres
Airports
Bristol International Airport — 37.8 kilometres

Directions


The postcode is shared with the site's neighbours: please travel 100 yards further up to get to the entrance.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

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.

Must see

  • Clarks Village (10.5 kilometres)
  • Glastonbury Abbey (13.1 kilometres)
  • Glastonbury Tor (13.8 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Stembridge Tower Mill (2.1 kilometres)
  • Priest's House (4.2 kilometres)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and caravan
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 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% of the total 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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site 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 caravan
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Bowdens Crest Caravan and Camping Park? From $41.71 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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All food at the restaurant is freshly made so at busy times there may be a wait. Opening times for the bar and kitchen will vary throughout the season. During low season, up until Easter, it only opens on Friday and Saturday evenings and on Sunday at lunchtime. It can also be opened on request if there is enough demand.

When booking a pitch it is important that you state your correct unit type so that the correct pitch can be allocated. The site is unable to take bookings without this information.

Only foam balls are permitted on the camping field and around the statics. Footballs and all other hard balls may be played with only in the old vineyard area; however, this is on a slope.

Guests must be genuine holidaymakers and stay for holiday purposes only.

Please note: the card to activate the electricity has to be collected from reception on arrival.

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