The Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge lived here among the beautiful Quantock Hills for two years in the late 18th century and his old cottage is now one of the treasures of the National Trust. He wrote his famous ‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ and ‘Kubla Khan’ here. He also penned ‘Lyrical Ballads’ with his fellow poet Wordsworth who lived briefly at nearby Holford. The prehistoric earthwork Danesborough Camp sits in an oval above the village.
Toll House at Nether Stowey - Photo: