Taunton is a town within the local government district of Taunton Deane in Somerset Shire County, England, United Kingdom. It lies along the banks of Tone River and primarily experiences a moderate climate throughout the year. Its earliest known history goes back the Bronze and Iron Age. The area's name was derived from its location of which, is a "town within the River Tone". Taunton is known for its nature reserves, cultural heritage and for being home to the Taunton Rugby Football Club.
The prime roads A38, A358 and M5 serve the town. For tourists who wish to travel by air the nearest airports from Taunton are Bristol Airport and Exeter International Airport. Bridgwater, Langport and Wellington are also near the area.
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Hestercombe Gardens can be found within Cheddon Fitzpaine in Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. It is a beautiful 17th century gardens famous for its Georgian era landscape design, formal terraces, woodlands and lakes. It is a piece of paradise left in Taunton that must not be missed.
Somerset County Museum sits at Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. The museum boasts large collection of archaeological findings, ancient coins, costumes, fossils, pictures, potteries, silver wares and so much more. It is a great venue to visit to explore and learn about the area's past and development.
Somerset Cricket Museum is located at 7 Priory Avenue, Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. It features wide variety of historical items that are all related to Somerset's illustrious history of cricket. Amongst its many displays are bats, balls, photographs and scoreboards.
The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre can be found within the Coal Orchard in Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. It features wide variety of performances and events throughout the year whilst offering educational programmes and homing a popular bar and restaurant.
Taunton Castle lies within the town of Taunton in England, United Kingdom. It is an ancient fortified castle with origins going back the Anglo-Saxon times. The castle was recorded on the Domesday Book and that it was owned by the Bishop of Winchester during the Medieval and Tudor eras. The castle is currently owned by the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society and is open for public viewing.
Vivary Park is a popular place to visit and is located in Upper High Street, Taunton TA1 1HE. Apart from the beautiful plant displays and well kept lawns there are lots of facilities including children's play areas, a bandstand, model boat lake, aviary, picnic benches, cafe, bowling green, golf course, model train track and tennis courts.