Activities and Family Activities in Taunton
Welcome to Taunton Deane, one of the most strikingly beautiful areas in the entire West Country. It boasts a range of stunning landscapes which few localities can match, rising from the cattle-grazed meadows of the Somerset Levels to the windswept heights of the majestic Quantock Hills and, further south, the equally striking Blackdowns with their cloak of ancient woodlands. Yet this is no backwater. Taunton Deane has a vibrant culture, world-class attractions for the tourist, a sometimes hectic social life. It was the birthplace of Taste of the West, Britain’s largest and most dynamic regional food marketing group and all the West Country’s legendary products including cheese and cider and many more besides are now made here. Add in first-class assured accommodation and restaurants and pubs serving locally-sourced food and drink and it all adds up to the ideal destination for a day visit, short break or holiday.