Did you know?
1.Taunton was given its name due to the River Tone – Tone Town.
2.Taunton was the first town in the country to be permanently lit by electric street lighting.
3.There are more than 400 different varieties of cider apple grown in the area.
Kingston St MaryThe village is situated just 5 miles to the north of Taunton, on the southern end of the Quantock Hills. The village has a parish church, village hall and pub. There is also a primary school and the popular King’s Hall is just down the road.
MilvertonSituated approximately 5 miles to the west of Taunton is the popular village of Milverton. This large village has a variety of local stores including a pub and village shop for the thriving community. Perfect for travellers who love nature as it is in a beautiful rural setting with good transport links.
TrullTrull sits just to the south of Taunton at the foot of the Blackdown Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), in an attractive setting close to open farmland where you can enjoy wonderful views. The community benefits from a church, community hall, primary school and shops.
Taunton has a wide variety of shops for everyday necessities.
The high street has a range of major shops and a covered shopping centre at Crown Walk and Orchard Shopping Centre. For a more unique experience, there is Bath Place which is a charming pedestrianised shopping street with plenty of predominantly independent local shops.
A charming and informal bistro in a quaint location in the heart of Taunton. With a focus on high quality, locally sourced ingredients.
Woods Bar and Restaurant
With their own farm providing most of the meat, the aim is to provide traditional English food paired with a continental twist.
Originally a Norman fortress this hotel has been welcoming travellers since the 12th Century. The brasserie at this hotel serves wonderful, high quality food.
The Red Lion Inn
Award winning 17th Century thatched pub in the heart of Babcary. With both quick food plus a larger menu there is something which caters to everyone.
The Royal Oak Inn
This pub is set in a valley on Exmoor and provides fresh local food with fantastic ales and a global wine list.
Lord Poullet Arms
This traditional yet stylish country inn is set in the heart of Hinton St George.
Taunton to London, Paddington in approximately 1 hour and 46 minutes.
Access to M5 at Taunton.