Taunton Area Guide

Where is Taunton?


County town of Somerset with a vibrant history dating back to the Saxon times, Taunton is the attractive ‘Town on the River Tone’. This large country town has lots to offer and is conveniently positioned with great transport links, including two M5 motorway junctions close to the town and railway links to Bristol, Exeter and directly to London.

There's certainly plenty of things to do in Taunton, with several local nature reserves found in and around the town including the South Taunton Streams and Children’s Wood, complementing this strategically important town and its cultural center. Taunton attractions include the home of the Somerset County Cricket Ground, Taunton Racecourse and Museum of Somerset, as well as a great selection of shops and markets in the town center, so there is no shortage of things to do near Taunton.

Local features

Museum of Somerset
Vivary Park
Taunton Flower Show
Somerset County Cricket Club
Taunton Racecourse

Nearby Schools

Parkfield Primary School
North Town Academy
St George’s Catholic School
The Castle School
King’s College

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