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Tel code: 01823 | code search
Postcode: TA1 | code search
Population: 45000
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Taunton History
Birthplace of:
Jenny Agutter Edward Harper Alexander Kinglake William Metford Deborah Meaden
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Food Legends:
Somerset Apple Cake
Folk Customs:
Bridgwater Squibbing
Chedzoy Candle Auction
Punkie Night
Wassailing the Tree

Taunton Events

Mill Demonstration Day

Humdinger and Hestercombe Hurtle Road Race
Mill Demonstration Day
Spring Quizzes and Trails

A Five Year Old Could do That: Trying to Make Sense of Modern Art
Classic Car and Vehicle Day
Mill Demonstration Day
Mothers’ Day Lunch and Tea
School’s Science Challenge
The Confident Gardener – ‘Seed Sowing & Saving’

Charcoal Burning Days
Easter Holiday Fun
Easter School Holiday Fun
Easter Weekend at Hestercombe
Lovin’ Revision!
Toddle Waddle

Charcoal Burning Days
Rural Living Spring Show
Seed and Plant Swap Day

Active Hestercombe in the Half Term School Holiday
Charcoal Burning Days
Fathers Day
Half Term Trails and Quizzes
Life-Music Festival
Mill Demonstration Day

Active Hestercombe all Summer School Holiday
Butterfly Week
National Salad Week

Active Hestercombe all Summer School Holiday
Fun Dog Show
Taunton Flower Show

Cider Cheese & Chutney Festival
In the Mood For Food
The Autumn Country Family Affair

Active Hestercombe in the October Half Term 2011
Den Building & Woodland Skills Day
Mill Demonstration Day
Spooky Trail in the Gardens
Taunton & District Illuminated Carnival

Hestercombe’s Christmas Market
Mill Demonstration Day
Mill Demonstration Day

Father Christmas is landing at Hestercombe!
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St Audries Park
"Not pure bad luck at all! The place is a complete health and safety disaster zone. My mother in law had such a bad accident which they have been found ..." More

Somerset Hill Chorus
"I would just like to give all praise to Somerset Hills Chorus - who have given so much pleasure to so many people since they began singing in and ..." More

Ashe Farm Camping & Caravan Site
"had a great time at this site . the owners r very nice we had a static caravan very clean its a working farm with chickens and goats. ..." More

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Disappointing. No signage in the shopping area to help visitors. ...More

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Latest reviews | Events in Taunton | 10 Places to Stay

Taunton is the Historic County Town of Somerset and is set in the perfect rural location in the Vale of Taunton Deane between the Blackdown & Quantock Hill Areas of Outstanding natural beauty. The hills provide the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of this thriving market town. The self-guided Taunton Heritage Trail is must do with over 60 historic buildings. The town on the Tone has found itself at the centre of many a bloody uprising, notably the anti royalist stance the town took during the Civil War and the Monmouth Rebellion. For those who require retail therapy, Taunton with its High Street names, specialist shops and out of town retail parks is THE place to shop. Local food and drink is a must and with the weekly Farmers Market held each Thursday in the High Street there is nowhere better to buy direct from the producer. The Taunton Deane Eating Out/Where to Buy guide features details of eating out venues, local producers and retailers. The guide is available from Taunton Tourist Information Centre in Paul Street With stunning attractions include Hestercombe Gardens, Sheppy’s Cider, Willow & Wetlands Centre and Somerset County Cricket Club and Museum one day is simply not enough!


Bakelite Museum
Combe Sydenham Hall and Country Park
Gaulden Manor
Hestercombe Gardens
Sheppys Cider Centre
Somerset County Museum
Somerset Cricket Museum
Somerset Military Museum
Staplecombe Vineyards
West Somerset Railway
Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre


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Ashe Farm Camping & Caravan Site
Holly Bush Park

Care Home

Frethey House
Gotton Manor Care Home
Orchard Court Care Home
The Manor


Hawk and Owl Trust


Odeon Taunton


Dance - Riviera Leroc
Yoga - Mala


Dellers Wharf

Conference Centre

Castle Hotel
Hestercombe Gardens
Woodlands Castle


Taunton Deane Borough Council
West Somerset District Council


Bridge Street Dental Centre
Kingston Road Dental Practice
Linden House Dental Practice
Lyngford Park Dental Surgery
Parkfield Dental Surgery
Yarde House Dental Practice


Blackbrook Surgery
College Way Surgery
French Weir Health Centre
St James Medical Centre
Victoria Gate Surgery

Estate Agent

Baxter Estate Agents
Evans Nicholas C
Greenslade Taylor Hunt
Peter Radice
Ware & Co
Wilkie May & Tuckwood
Yule Browne

Farmers Market

Vale of Taunton Farmers Market

Golf Club

Oake Manor
Taunton & Pickeridge
Taunton Vale Golf Club
Vivary Park Municipal

Health and Fitness Club

Buff Urban Day Spa
Cedar Falls
Esporta Health Club

Fitness First Taunton
Millennium Fitness and Leisure Suite
President’s Health and Fitness Club


Blue Ball Inn
Falcon Hotel
Rock Inn
The Anchor Inn
The Farmers Inn
The Old Stag's Head
Winchester Arms


Bishop Foxes School Car Boot
Blackdown Hills Craft Market
Crossways Farm Car Boot
Prockters Farm Car Boot
St Augustines School Car Boot
Taunton Antique Market
Taunton Country Market
Taunton Racecourse Car Boot
Taunton RFC Car Boot
Taunton Town Market

Vale of Taunton Farmers Market

Performing Arts

Somerset Hill Chorus
The Brewhouse
The Dance Centre

Pub and Bar

Alma Inn
Bicknoller inn
Blue Ball Inn
Castle Hotel
Cricketers (The)
Eagle Tavern
Flying Horse
Foresters Arms
Kings Arms
Malt 'n' Hops
Maypole Inn
Naval & Military Inn
Old Library
Perkin Warbeck
Ring of Bells
Rose Inn

Royal Oak
The Hatch Inn
The Orchard Inn
The Rose & Crown Country Inn
The York inn
Vivary Arms
White Horse Inn
York Inn


Taunton Racecourse


Blue Ball Inn
Carved Angel Cafe
Ciao Roma
Fitzhead Inn
Flying Oberginge
Lotus Flower
Ring of Bells

Royal Oak
Somewhere Else
Studio Cafe
The Orchard Inn
White Horse Inn
York Inn


King's College
King's Hall
Queen's College
Queen's College Junior School
Taunton Preparatory School
Taunton School
The Dance Centre


Classic Cottages
Farm & Cottage Holidays


Boyce & Co Criminal and Motoring

Butler & Co
Edmund Bailhache
Porter Dodson Solicitors & Advisors


A A A Cars
Ace Taxis
Deane Taxis
Galmington Taxis
Keith's Taxis
Port Runners Ltd


The Brewhouse


Hestercombe Gardens
St Audries Park
Taunton School
Woodlands Castle


Morley Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Bishops Hull CC (Cricket)
Bridgwater Sports CC (Cricket)
Crowcombe TC (Tennis)
Evolution Martial Arts (Martial Arts)

North Curry CC (Cricket)
Somerset County Cricket Club (Cricket)
Somerset Vikings ARLFC (Rugby League)
Taunton 2000 (Trident) (Martial Arts)
Taunton CC (Cricket)
Taunton Deane CC (Cricket)
Taunton RFC (Rugby Union)
Taunton Table Tennis (Table Tennis)
Taunton Tigers Basketball Club (Basketball)
Taunton Vale (Men's Hockey)
Taunton Vale (Women's Hockey)
Taunton YMCA Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Wellsprings Judo Club (Martial Arts)


Brendon Books
Bridge Street Books
County Bookshops
County Flowers
Buds N Blooms

Early Learning Centre
Wyevale Garden Centre
Monkton Elm Garden Centre
Quantock Roses Garden Centre
Wibble Farm Nurseries
Big H Pet Superstore
Tolmans Pet Centre
Heads & Tails Pet Supplies
Country Harvest
Oake Bridge Farm
Whittard of Chelsea
Bambino and More
Dorothy Perkins
English Hurdle
Bishops Lydeard Pharmacy
Earlam & Christopher
Omah Shoes
Chandni Chowk
J D Sports
Carphone Warehouse
The Entertainer
Majestic Wine
PC World
Crescent Galleries
Magdalene Gallery
Arena International
Book Shop Gallery
The Art Room
Taunton Studio Gallery
William Allen Photography
Brendon Books & Maps
Dykes Farm
Lyng Court Organic Meat
Prockters Farm Shop
Stoneage Organics
The Larder
H Samuel
Ernest Jones
Lloyds Pharmacy
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Fat Face
Luci Foreman Hair & Beauty
White Stuff
Phase Eight
J J B Sports
Pets At Home
River Island
Ralph Colman Cycles
Forest Beef


Choice Antiques
Appletree Antiques


Devon & Somerset Balloons(Airsports)
Bowmen of Danesfield(Archery)
Wellington Wheelers CC(Cycling)
Curland Equestrian Centre(Riding)

Places to Stay near Taunton

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Castle Hotel (0.05 miles)

Castle Hotel
The Castle, one of Britain's most famous and historic hotels lies in the centre of Taunton - the heart of Somerset.

The luxurious Castle Hotel offers award winning food and first class hospitality in truly beautiful ... More | visit website
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Salisbury House Hotel (0.26 miles)

Salisbury House Hotel

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Town centre hotel close to all amenities with its own car park, a popular choice for business or leisure, given its warm welcome and unrivalled location close to Vivary Park.

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Blorenge Guest House (0.34 miles)

Blorenge Guest House

This early Victorian building offers an outdoor swimming pool and four-poster bed options, a 5-minute walk from the town centre, county cricket ground and the train and bus stations.

Situated on the northern side of the ... More | visit website

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Corner House Hotel (0.36 miles)

Corner House Hotel

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The Corner House Hotel, in the heart of Taunton, is a new breed of hotel for the 21st century. Fully refurbished in April 2003, we have retained all of the features ... More | visit website

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Brookfield House (0.39 miles)

Brookfield House

Situated in the centre of Taunton, this charming, non-smoking, AA rated 4-star guest house is beautifully set within a grade II listed Georgian property. Centrally placed to explore the surrounding area, Musgrove Park Hospital, the County ... More | visit website

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Heathercroft Guesthouse (0.91 miles)

Heathercroft Guesthouse
Heathercroft is a warm and friendly guest house in Taunton South Somerset with 5 letting rooms and a small car park, we also have a locked garage for safety of bikes etc.We offer a good ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Taunton Central (North) (0.94 miles)

Conveniently located just 1 mile from Taunton train station and within easy reach of the M5. For shops and local amenities Taunton town centre is only 1.5 miles away. Our Taunton Central (North) Premier Inn has ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Taunton East (1.42 miles)

Located within easy reach of the M5. For shops and local amenities Taunton town centre and train station are only 2 miles away. A 5 minute walk from this hotel there is a retail park ... More | visit website
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Meryan House Hotel (1.45 miles)

Meryan House Hotel

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Situated in Bishops Hull, Taunton, this charming period residence is over 300 years old and is set in its own grounds, offering somewhere to relax and enjoy. Meryan House Hotel is set ... More

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Express by Holiday Inn (1.53 miles)

Express by Holiday Inn

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Just off junction 25 of the M5, this newly refurbished hotel combines good value, modern accommodation and friendly service with a convenient location for exploring Taunton and Somerset. The hotel’s good location ... More

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