Councils in Taunton
Welcome to Heart of Somerset, Taunton Deane
Picture a cottage in the countryside nestling in the vale between majestic hills, with hollyhocks and lavender in the garden and a rose covered arch greeting you at the door - the perfect rural retreat away from the high pressure demands of everyday living. Around every corner you will glimpse your dream cottage, a picturesque village or secret garden. Delight in country life and its changing seasons. Visit on a bright autumn day when the trees will be turning a glorious shade of yellow and orange with the smell of crushed apples under your feet. Alternatively, see the swathes of primroses and snowdrops in the springtime. Summer brings the warm smell of the earth, the bustle of harvest with the scent of gorse and heather in the air with buzzards circling in the thermal far above. Winter enhances the breathtaking views and warm hearty meals beside the roaring fire in the local village pub.
Taunton is Somerset's historic County Town on the River Tone and the newly updated Heritage Trail and Somerset County Museum in Taunton Castle are well worth a visit. Visit Wellington, who gave its name to the famous 'Iron Duke' and visit the Wellington Monument and Wellington Museum. Wiveliscombe is the gateway to Exmoor and home to two successful local breweries and new for 2004 is the Heritage Arts Trail. Soak up the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of these historic market towns. Uncover the traditions, legends and events, which have shaped their heritage.
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South Somerset District Council (19.77 miles)
North Somerset District Council (23.34 miles)
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