Somerset is home to a number of unique shopping experiences for every taste and budget. Take your pick from historic farmers’ markets, modern mega shopping complexes and everything in between.

Bristol boasts the largest shopping centre in the South West, so if you’re planning a full day of shopping then this is the place to go. If you like to shop at a smaller scale then we’d suggest visiting some local vibrant towns and cities such as Exeter, Taunton, Wells and Bridgwater.

Most major supermarkets are located within a 10-minute drive of Summerhayes. If you’d prefer to buy local produce during your stay, then Pyne’s of Somerset showcases some of the finest local and regional food. They have an in-store butchers, bakery and fishmongers, and are just a 5-minute drive from Summerhayes.

Clarks Village is a fantastic outlet shopping complex that boasts over 90 designer and high street shops. It was the first outlet shopping village in the UK when it was built back in 1993, and has since been a firm favourite when in need of some discounted retail therapy!

The complex also offers a good selection of restaurants, food carts and coffee shops. We’d recommend visiting the nearby heated Greenbank Outdoor Swimming Pool if you feel like cooling down with the family after a busy day of shopping.

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30 mins / 14.7 miles

Clarks Village

Bristol Shopping Quarter is situated in the heart of Bristol, and covers Cabot Circus, Broadmead, The Arcade and The Galleries. These connected shopping centres contain hundreds of shops which will easily fill a whole day of shopping.

The impressive Cabot Circus is a modern uniquely designed addition to the shopping quarter, visiting this is an experience in itself!

For a more interesting trip, try taking the train from Bridgwater to Bristol Temple Meads and then catch the scenic Bristol Ferry. It will stop at Castle Park, just outside Bristol Shopping Quarter.

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50 mins / 50.1 miles

Cabot Circus

Taunton is the county town of Somerset, and it’s town centre offers a variety of shops along it’s pretty shopping streets. It also boasts a famous farmers’ market which is held in Taunton High Street every Thursday.

Check out the nearby Museum of Somerset and Somerset Cricket Museum to discover some of Somerset’s rich heritage.

20 mins / 11.3 miles


Bridgwater’s friendly pedestrianised town centre is home to an array of shops which will provide all of your everyday essentials and grocery needs. A popular independent market is held every Friday, and offers a quality selection of cheeses and fresh meats. A large cluster of retail warehoures are located just north of the town centre.

The town centre is conveniently located within a 30-minute walk from Summerhayes, which you can reach by following the River Parrett from the fishery.

10 mins / 2.3 miles

Bridgwater Town Centre

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