Visit the County Town of Somerset

With an offering that boasts rich history, arts and culture, world class sport and superb shopping opportunities – Taunton has the lot!


Take a step back to prehistoric times and uncover the local history at the Museum of Somerset. The excellent visitor attraction is brimming with fascinating exhibits inside the 12th-century Taunton Castle. Dominating the skyline is the impressive St Mary Magdalene Church – a fine example of Gothic style architecture in the town centre.

The Heritage Trail is a perfect way to explore both the historical sites of the town and the shopping streets. The town centre is brimming with high-street retailers, independent shops and eateries. Treat yourself to some of the finest locally-sourced food and drink!

A relaxing way to enjoy Taunton is through the well-maintained parks and gardens. Vivary Park and Hestercombe Gardens are a perfect picnic spot for nature lovers.

Renowned for it’s sporting scene, Taunton is a great destination for enjoying a world-class cricket match. Alternatively, make it a day to remember at Taunton Races, which has a packed calendar of events.

The town’s location is nestled beside the Quantock Hills and Blackdown Hills. A perfect starting point to exploring the wider area. If you’re planning your next visit see more information on town’s and villages in Somerset and our things to do blog.