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Taunton, a busy regional shopping town, with a good range of shops in the centre, and out-of-town shopping complex which also has cinemas and 10 pin bowling. There is a horse racing course just south west on the B3170.

In 1497 Perkin Warbeck seized the town and said he was King Richard IV, the town was also involved in the Civil War and Monmouth's rebellion.

The town has some old pubs, and a few old street such as Hammet Street with its 18th century houses, near the church.

Quite a lot to see and do around this area, and the M5 gives good access north and south, the A358 will take you up to Exmoor and the north coast.

Tourist Attractions in Taunton to Visit

Gardens

Gardens

Hatch Court A lovely mansion with a deer park and gardens.

Hestercombe House Gardens Lovely gardens including Edwardian gardens designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Cothay Manor & Gardens A beautiful medieval manor with gardens.

Gaulden Manor A lovely house with gardens

Museums

Museums

The Museum of Somerset Discover the history of the town and the local area.

Somerset Military Museum Recording the past of Somerset regiments and yeomanry.

Somerset Cricket Museum The history of Somerset Cricket Club

Sheppy's Cider & Rural Life Museum All about Somerset cider making and rural activities.

Outdoors

Out & About

Willow & Wetlands Visitor Centre See what is made from the local willow.

Combe Florey One of several attractive villages close to Taunton.

Bishop's Lydeard Well worth a stroll around if you are around here.

Railways

Railway

West Somerset Railway Enjoy a steam train ride on one of the longest private railways.

Days Out around Taunton.

Take a trip up to the North Somerset coast across the Quantock hills, and visit the resort of Minehead

Towns Near Taunton To Visit - straight line distance:

Bridgwater (9.20 miles) Culmstock (10.01 miles) Ilminster (10.32 miles) Chard (11.50 miles)
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How to get to Taunton

Taunton Tourist Information Centre

  • Taunton Library
    Paul Street
    Taunton
    TA1 3XZ
    Tel: 01823 336344
    Email: tautic@somerset.gov.uk
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Castle Hotel
Castle Green Taunton TA1 1NF

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Staplegrove Road Taunton TA1 1DG

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Holiday Cottages
Manor Farm Cottage
Huish Champflower near Wiveliscombe Taunton TA4 2EY
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The Stables
Blagdon Hill near Taunton TA3 7SF
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Gardener
Wiveliscombe near Taunton TA4 2QB
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