The principal industrial town of Somerset, Bridgwater, is situated on the chief routes heading towards the south west. The industry attracts people from the neighboring towns who are looking for work and the festivals along with museums attract the tourists.
The administration has restored the birthplace of Robert Blank, the most famous admiral of 17th Century. The restored house is now converted into a museum known as Blake Museum which displays things associated with the famous military commander of the Commonwealth of England.
Every year in November around 0.2 million people come to attend the Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival. It truly captures the essence of an English festival in the day and later in the night awesome display of fireworks captures the hearts and minds of visitors. Bridgwater Fair, which originally started as a horse and cattle show in the 13th century is another event that occurs in September, it has steadily grown to a fully fledged funfair and now it claims to be the second largest of its kind in England.
The town has much to offer to the music lover as well, as hosting an amazing art festival in July that captivates the audience with all genres of musical and visual arts. Participants appear in this festival from all across the country. Apart from human jubilations the town houses the well known Bridgwater and Taunton Canal. Almost 15 miles stretched that connects the two towns. The most amazing aspect is that one can enjoy the company of rare plants and birds along the route.