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a must photo for all visitors

This statue is a focal point for the harbour and you must get your photo taken standing next to this

Reviewed January 29, 2019
simon m
London, United Kingdom
Must-see literary point of interest

This statue was erected in 2003 although it seems longer ago than that. What a fabulous tribute to... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 29, 2019

This statue is a focal point for the harbour and you must get your photo taken standing next to this

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank simon m
Reviewed December 9, 2018

This statue was erected in 2003 although it seems longer ago than that. What a fabulous tribute to Coleridge's masterwork, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner". Of course Coleridge lived nearby in Nether Stowey where a museum is incorporated into his house, Coleridge Cottage. Apparently,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

watchet is a great little place with lots of history. very friendly people what a lovely place to live

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MaryP2820
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This representation of the ill-fated mariner at the heart of Coleridge's epic poem, is simply a masterpiece. Its creator has been able to scupt all the pain and supplication of the original in this bronze.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

I didn’t realise until this visit that there was a connection with this area and the poem of the ancient mariner. The statue is certainly well photographed. Perhaps it might encourage a bit of research about the poem and its author.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mjvhav
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit ,Market on Sundays ,music some days ,refreshments and lovely views of the channel ,even an art gallery on the East quay.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jimliddell48
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Well modelled but has little that you could attribute a remembrance of Coleridge's poem. Maybe it is a pretty harbour when the tide is in but I have only seen boats sunk in wet sand. Not worth a special trip to see.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Drehort
Reviewed July 23, 2018

This is a pretty harbour village with some good cafes notably Chives. However there was very little to see here. The harbour is supposed to have the 2nd highest tide but when we came the boats were sitting on wet sand! There is some lovely...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TicklePulborough
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

As a family with two young children we found Watchet to be a bit boring... The statue of the Ancient Mariner is a fine statue, but on its own it is just a statue. We stopped for about 30 seconds and then my oldest son...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MLambertGeo
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

If you’re near by Watchet, then I recommend a trip to the harbour. Apart from the usual sites, there’s also the steam train stopping on its daily route. The place holds many happy memories for me, so had to give it a mention. :)

Date of experience: July 2018
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