Taunton in Somerset is Great

By: Douglas Scott

Taunton is a town in Somerset, in the South West of England. A historic town, Taunton is popular with visitors who are attracted to its traditional, attractive streets and the wealth of attractions nearby and glorious Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty that are the Quantock Hills to the north and the Blackdown Hills to the south of the town.

Other local attractions include fine architectural features including soaring church spires and towns with St Marys boasting the highest tower in Somerset and it is also the start of the Taunton Heritage Trail that takes walkers through the many attractive back streets, parks and gardens and historic corners of the town.

For those wanting something a little livelier then there are an array of arts and cultural attractions to suit everyone and Tauntons cider heritage means theres always the opportunity to sample the local wares whether in a pub or one of the traditional cider farms in the area.

With Bristol, Dorset and Devon nearby the area is the Perfect Rural Retreat and for a day visit, short break or holiday.

Choose from stunning natural countryside, classic gardens, arts & crafts, theatre, steam railway, cider farm and museum and a restored mill. Discover hidden gems in historic villages and market towns and relax and unwind by our tranquil waterways.

The Heart of Somerset offers many different activities from country walks to hot air ballooning, fishing to bingo and of course shopping.

Why not sample the delights of locally grown food, drink and produce in the Heart of Somerset. From visiting local Farmers Markets and producers to wining and dining in the finest venues the Heart of Somerset has something for all culinary tastes.

Eating out Venues, Farmers Markers, and Retailers of local produce, pubs and night clubs are special in Taunton as the residents really show you a good homley time.

Taunton is an excellent touring centre for the West Country. Magnificent Gothic Wells Cathedral, in Englands smallest city, with its unique scissor arches and famous old clock, and Glastonbury Tor on the Isle of Avalon only a few miles away.

Glastonbury is truly steeped in Arthurian legend. The delights of Cheddar Gorge Caves and Wookey Hole will thrill young and old.

On the nearby Somerset Levels is the Isle of Athelney where King Alfred the Great of Wessex burnt the cakes prior to defeating the Danes.

So if you are after a cultural escape from it all, then do not hesitate to visit this lovely and peaceful City called Taunton

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