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Population: 459,100
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Taunton Deane

At the heart of Somerset

Welcome to Heart of Somerset, Taunton Deane

Visit The Heart of Somerset in South West England. Enjoy a picturesque walk on the surrounding Blackdown , Brendon and Quantock Hills or take a boat trip on the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal. Step inside Taunton Castle and visit the Somerset County Museum or take part in the Taunton Heritage Trail around 1100 years of history.

Discover historic towns including Taunton , Wellington and Wiveliscombe or stop off in some of our rural villages all with their own unique character and style.

Choose from a great variety of hotels , B & B's , self-catering properties and other accommodation in The Heart of Somerset and enjoy a weekend, short break or holiday in true style.

With tourist attractions , events and great restaurants serving the best in local food and drink where better to enjoy the best of England's 'West Country' than in Somerset!

By radio or telephone for the latest traffic news tune into:
Orchard FM 102.6
Ivel FM 105.6
BBC Somerset Sound 1566AM
AA Travel Watch 09003 401100 (calls cost 60p per minute)
RAC Traffic Alert 1740 from mobile phones or 0906 470 1740 (calls range from 35p - 60p per minute)

Heart of Somerset Tourist Accommodation Booking Line: 0906 302 0180
If you would like to book Tourist Accommodation in the Heart of Somerset area why not make use of our Accommodation Booking hot line where our dedicated team will be pleased to make a booking on your behalf.
Monday-Friday 9am-9pm.
Saturday-Sunday 9am-6pm.
South West Tourism - 0871 572 2521

Useful Contacts

National Enquiries:
0845 484 950 (24 hours)
Bus:
First
0870 6082608
Other Travel Details:
Countrywide Atmos Ltd
+44 (0) 1823 358 299
Or:
Berry's Coaches (long distance)
+44 (0) 1823 331 356
Airport:
Bristol International Airport
0870 1212747
Population:
100,300

Tourist Information Numbers

Taunton
Address: Market House
Fore Street
Taunton
Telephone Number: +44 (0)1823 340470
South West Tourism 0871 716 2448
Fax Number: +44 (0)1823 340 308
Email Address: tauntonvisitorcentre@tauntondeane.gov.uk

Wellington
Address: 30 Fore Street
Wellington
Telephone Number: +44 (0) 1823 663 379
South West Tourism 0871 716 2448
Fax Number: +44 (0) 1823 667 279
Email Address: wellingtontic@tauntondeane.gov.uk

Taunton Deane Borough Council
Address: The Deane House
Belvedere Road
Taunton
Telephone Number: +44 (0) 1823 332 074 (24 hours)
Fax Number: +44 (0) 1823 356 444
Email Address: tourism@tauntondeane.gov.uk
Web Site: http://www.heartofsomerset.com

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