Bridgwater is a large historic promote town and civil parish in Somerset, England. Its population currently stands at on the subject of 35,886 as of 2011. Bridgwater is at the edge of the Somerset Levels, in level and well-wooded country. The town lies along both sides of the River Parrett, and has been a major in-land harbor and trading middle since the industrial revolution. Most of its industrial bases nevertheless stand today. Its larger neighbour Taunton, is joined to Bridgwater via a canal, the M5 motorway and the GWR railway line.
Historically, the town had a politically futuristic tendency. The Battle of Sedgemoor, where the Monmouth Rebellion was finally crushed in 1685, was fought nearby. Notable buildings adjoin the Church of St Mary and the house in Blake Street, largely restored, which was the birthplace of Admiral Blake in 1598, and is now the Blake Museum. The town has an arts centre and plays host to the annual Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival.