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Taunton is at the centre of a historic area, because of it's position in the centre of a valley with the river making it more accessible.

Taunton is still a busy market town with an excellent shopping centre and facilities. Somerset County Cricket Club has its headquarters in the town with a good share of national and international players gracing the team.

Taunton Cricket Ground

Local towns and villages to visit


Alstone Wildlife Park, Alstone Road, Highbridge. Meet Thadore the Camel, handfeed the red deer. Meet loads of rriendly animals. This is a non profit making animal park 01278782405

Barrington Court Garden & Court House
Barrington, Tel: 01460241938

Bath and West Showground Shows through out the year. Bike Shows, Royal Bath and West , Bristol Flower Show, National Amature Gardening Show, The Dairy Show. 01749 822200

Hinkley Point Power Station Bridgwater, Somerset, Tel: 01278654334

Bristol Zoo Gardens. Over 300 species of wildlife in beautiful gardens. 0117 973 8951

Animal Farm Adventure Park, Red Road, Berrow, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. Play all day at Somerset's all weather animal, adventure Park. The regions biggest indoor slides. Cuddle pets, nature trail, trampoline, friendly animals. 01278 751628

Cricket St.Thomas wild life park with over 600 animals a fun family day out. contact 01460 3011

Hornsbury Mill, Eleighwater, Chard
Somerset Tel: 0146063317

Glastonbury Abbey The earliest Christian Sanctary in Britain. 01458 832267

Peat Moors Centre Shapwick Road, Westhay, Glastonbury. 01458 860697

Somerset rural life museum A friendly museum with very few objects behind glass. 01458 831197

Alstone Wildlife Park small non-commercial attraction with friendly animals. 01278 782405

Coombes Cider & Apple Blossom Tea Rooms, Japonica Farm, The Causeway Mark, Highbridge, Somerset Tel: 01278641265

Secret World, New Road Farm East Huntspill, Highbridge, Somerset Tel: 01278783250

Perry Bros, Orchardland, Dowlish WakeSomerset , Tel: 0146052681

English Heritage, Muchelney, Langport
Somerset .Tel: 01458250664

Stembridge Tower Mill, High Ham, Langport, Somerset, Tel: 01458250818

The West Somerset Railway Britain's longest 'heritage' railway running from Bishops Lydeard to the coast at Minehead. Visit the recently opened museum in the station Goods Shed.

Butlins . Leisure & entertainment resort with ativities and attractions. Minehead 01643 708171

Aquasplash leisure Centre Swimming pool, waves and slide. Gym, Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi. 01643 708000

Exmoor Falconry and Animal Farm. Near Alerford 01643 862816 W

Exmoor Adventures, Mark Stoddart
Combe Sydenham Country Park
Monksilver, Somerset. TA4 4JG 01984 624794

Sheppy's Cider Farm Centre
Wander through the orchards and share the art of cider making in the museum. Cider tasting is available in the shop. Open Monday to Saturday all year; Sundays Easter to October. 01823 320201

Willows & Wetlands Visitor Centre Meare Green Court, Stoke Street, Gregory, Taunton, Somerset
Tel: 01823490249 When you visit please mention westcountrylinks.

English Basket Centre, Curload, Stoke St. Gregory, Taunton. Tel: 01823698418

Cleeve Abbey, Washford, Watchet
Somerset, Tel: 01984640377

English Heritage, Washford, Watchet
Somerset, Tel: 0198440377

Staplecombe Vineyard, Burlands Farm
Staplegrove, Taunton, Somerset
Tel: 01823451217


Coarse and trout fishing on the river Tone at Taunton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe ( on the A361 about 9 miles west of Taunton). Other good waters include the Taunton-Bridgewater Canal, the West Sedgemoor Drain and Clatworthy Reservoir.
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Exmoor Gate Holiday Park Nestling in a pretty wooded valley on the edge of Exmoor, this small, family run park sits on the scenic tourist route between Taunton and Bampton. Perfect for those wishing to take a holiday at their own pace, Exmoor Gate offers you the opportunity to be as active or relaxed as you like. Walk the hills and soak up the drama of Exmoor, enjoy the beaches, fish or sail on Wimbleball Lake or play some golf.
D R Grandfield , Waterrow , Taunton, Somerset
TA4 2AZ, Tel:01984623464

Waterrow Taunton Somerset, Waterrow, Taunton
Somerset , TA4 2AZ, Tel:01984623464

Quantock Orchard Caravan Park, Crowcombe
Taunton, Somerset , TA4 4AW. Tel:019848618

Somerset Holiday Parks Static Self Catering Caravan Holidays, Ideal for family self-catering holidays all year round, some allow pets, weekends, half term or just a short break !

Holly Bush Park, Culmhead, Taunton
Somerset , TA3 7EA Tel: 01823421515

South Somerset , Holiday Park Fax, Howle
Chard, Somerset , TA20 3EA

Turnpike Caravan Park, Fore Street, Thorncombe Chard, Somerset. TA204PP Tel:014606222

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The Holiday Inn Express Taunton - with individually controlled air-conditioning in each guest room.Our Taunton hotel is situated near Junction 25 of the M5 providing an excellent base for exploring Taunton & Somerset, as well as the perfect place for a stopover whilst travelling to Devon & Cornwall.
The Holiday Inn Express Taunton hotel is a modern & contemporary hotel with 92 fully equipped en-suite rooms, with satellite TV, direct dial telephones, hair dryer & tea/coffee making facilities.

Rumwell Manor Hotel Taunton is set amidst landscaped gardens enjoying glorious country views, yet only 2 miles from Taunton, this 3 star hotel is located off Junction 26 of the M5. Rumwell Manor is a Georgian property with views of the beautiful Somerset countryside. Built in 1805 - and the former residence of William Cadbury, thought to have been related to the famous chocolate family - the hotel has rooms located in the main building and also in the courtyard, which have been extensively refurbished to offer a high standard of quality accommodation.

Salisbury House Hotel Taunton Built in the 1850`s the hotel boasts many Victorian gothic features, including arched doorways, stained glass windows and a fine oak staircase. The hotel was totally renovated of late still retaining many original features.
The Salisbury House Hotel is situated near Vivary Park in the Town centre, walking distance to the bustling shops, restaurants and bars. The unrivalled location combined with the warm welcome and generous hospitality is a popular choice of hotel for guests visiting Taunton.

Beam Bridge Hotel
Beambridge, Wellington, Somerset  01823672223

Taunton Somerset Hotel Links

Taunton Somerset Holiday Parks

Somerset Cottages
Cosy properties in delightful settings,
town or country.
0845 268 1255

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Chekkers Restaurant 59 High Street Wellington TA21 8QY Tel: 01823662363

Jarrat's, Fore Street, Chard. Tel: 0146066113

The Pheasant, Seavington, Ilminster
Tel: 01460240502

S Capriccio 41 Bridge Street
Taunton TA1 1TP Tel: 01823335711

La Bonne Vie 33A High Street Taunton TA1 3PN Tel: 01823274748

The White Horse Inn Bradford on Tone
Taunton, Somerset TA4 1HF 01823 461239

Jarrat's 1-3 Fore Street Chard Tel: 0146066113

Pheasant Seavington Ilminster TA19 0QE
Tel: 01460240502

Nags Head Milton Road Taunton
TA1 2JE Tel: 01823442258

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Bradford on Tone
The White Horse Inn, Bradford on Tone
Taunton, Somerset, TA4 1HF. 01823 461239

New Inn Dowlish Wake, Dowlish Wake, Near Ilminster
Somerset, TA19 ONZ. 0146052413

The White Hart Hotel Wiveliscombe, Taunton, Somerset 01984623344

Crown & Sceptre Taunton, Somerset Tel: 01823333384



The Halfway House, Piney Hill, Langport, Somerset
TA10 9AB, 01458 252513

The Devonshire Arms, Long Sutton, Langport, Somerset. TA10 9LP 01458 241271

The Masons Arms located in the heart of Taunton, this pub offers food, self-catering accommodation and skittles.

The Farmers Arms,
Combe Florey Bishops Lydeard (01823) 432267

The Rising Sun Inn, Bagborough Bishops Lydeard (01823) 432575

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