Wellington is a small market town in the county of Somerset, in Southwest England. It lies near the Devon border, which runs along the Blackdown Hills just south of the town. Self-catering holidays in Wellington are perfect for visitors planning to explore Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, both of which are a short distance north of the town. Wellington is seven miles west of the large, historic town of Taunton, and 25 miles northeast of the cathedral city of Exeter. Take a stroll from your holiday cottage in Wellington and you will discover public areas where fruit and vegetables are available for free, and repair shops where volunteers fix household goods. In and around South Street, North Street and Fore Street, you will find a variety of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.

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There is a regular farmers’ market where you can pick up fresh produce, and four traditional, family-run bakeries to choose from. The Bear Inn is a charming pub serving local ales, ciders and delicious pies. Cafelicious is a popular spot for lunch or an evening meal, and the Willowbrook Tea Room is the place to go for homemade scones. Wellington is well known for its fresh, quality produce, which is celebrated annually at the Eat Wellington festival in September.

There are a number of family-friendly attractions within walking distance of Wellington holiday cottages, including an excellent museum, where the town’s history as a centre for cloth-making is explored. The Wellesley Cinema is an independently run venue with regular showings. On the western edge of town, rare birds can be spotted at the nature reserves at Wellington Basins. Wellington is home to many striking historic landmarks, with a number of graceful churches including listed, 15th century St John the Baptist’s.