Chard, located in Somerset, is situated on the A30, making it easy to access from outlying areas. The town of Chard is the highest town above sea level in the Somerset area. Visitors should make a point of seeing the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, which dates back to the late 11th Century. It was rebuilt during the 15th Century. Two bells in the church tower date back to the 18th Century. There are several shops in town that may be interesting for visitors to browse as well as a variety of restaurants in Chard and the surrounding area. There are also ample accommodation options in Chard and the immediate vicinity.
The English town of Chard is located in the county of Somerset and is located on the A30 road close to the Devon border. The town of Chard is located about fifteen miles from the south west of the town of Yeovil. The town of Chard is located about one hundred and twenty one metres above sea level and this makes it the highest town in Somerset. The town of Chard has a population of about twelve thousand. The town forms part of the district of South Somerset. The suburbs of the town include places such as Glynswood, Old Town, Furnham and also Crimchard.
Since the twelfth of April 1980 the town of Chard has been twinned with a part of Germany called Helmstedt and since May 1994 the town of Chard has also been twinned with Morangis in France. The site that is known, as Donyatt Halt is located between Ilminster and Chard and it is located on the main branch line for the railway network. The Chard Canal, which was once a canal for tub boats, was about thirteen and a half miles long and it once ran from the canal Taunton and Bridgwater located at the area known as Creech St Michael.
There is a number of local sports clubs within the town of Chard and these include a rugby club, football club, cricket club, hockey club, bowls club, golf club, swimming club and also a tennis club. There is a wide range of weekend sports matches that take place within the town and these are all detailed in the local newspaper.