Taunton is a county town in West Somerset, nestled between the East Devon AONB and the Quantock Hills. Just 25 miles from the coast, it is perfectly situated to visit the bustling centre with its shops and restaurants as well as spectacular countryside and miles of coastline to the north. Whether you are looking for a last-minute weekend break or a getaway with your favourite four-legged member, Taunton is waiting for you.
Why visit Taunton?
Not only is Taunton a great place to visit, tucked away under rolling hills, but it is within driving distance of some great places to walk and cycle, notably the Quantock Hills AONB and Cheddar Gorge. Whether you are looking for a chic pied-a-terre or a country cottage, you will find it here.
Things to do in Taunton:
With its vibrant food culture, Taunton also provides a great opportunity to sample some of the legendary cheese and cider with the locals. Or head to the Museum of Somerset, the lovely park of Vivary with its river and sensory garden or do some trekking with Quantock Trekking.
Why stay in a Taunton cottage?
Our cottages in Taunton make perfect retreats after a long day exploring the busy town and surrounding areas. Come back and relax in a cosy cottage or a contemporary apartment, ready for the next day’s adventures discovering Taunton.
Three must-see things in Taunton:
- Wildlife lovers should try to pop in a visit to the RSPB Swell Wood Nature Reserve where there are some lovely trails to walk.
- Pop into the Museum of Somerset which has some fascinating displays.
- The Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre is a must-see if you want to learn all about the Somerset Levels.