Taunton Area Guide

County town of Somerset with a vibrant history dating back to the Saxon times, Taunton is the attractive ‘Town on the River Tone’.

Several local nature reserves can be found in and around Taunton including the South Taunton Streams and Children’s Wood, complementing this strategically important town and its cultural center. Home to the Somerset County Cricket Ground, Taunton Racecourse and Museum of Somerset, there is always something to do as well as a great selection of shops and markets in the town center. 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.

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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