About Godney

Set amongst the willows, waterways and wildlife of the Somerset Levels, Godney (God's Isle) is a small village with a population of around 200. Godney stands along the banks of the River Sheppey - a few miles to the north the Mendip Hills and Cheddar Gorge, to the west the ridge of the Polden Hills running towards Bridgwater Bay.

In a picturesque and secluded spot, Godney is nevertheless within easy reach of Glastonbury with its famous  Tor and Arthurian legacy, and of Wells, the smallest city in England, built around its magnificent cathedral.

The level terrain and expansive horizons make this an ideal area for both walkers and cyclists.

Godney village is a thriving and innovative community and events, which draw visitors from far afield, include the spring Duck Races and autumn Raft Races, and the celebrated fancy dress Boxing Day Pram Race. There are fireworks in November, summer Rounders matches and the annual village fete. The village hall can be hired for parties and hosts a variety of community events such as Pilates, bowls and computer classes

Godney is also home to a celebrated amateur dramatic society (GADS) who stage up to three plays a year including a sell-out Christmas pantomime.

There are B&Bs, holiday cottages, and a caravan park.


For such a small village, there's quite a lot happening
here's the notice boards from the summer in 2009


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Aerial Map

Lower Godney map 1900

Upper Godney map 1900

Village Photos

Footpaths Project
Village Hall

Godney and Glastonbury Lake Village
Godney in A Vision of Britain Through Time