Attractions and Places to Visit in Taunton

A working water mill, journey on a steam railway, beautiful gardens, historic cider farm or circular walks around unspoilt, peaceful villages: all these and more are on offer as you set out to explore this fascinating area. Taunton itself provides an ideal place for the exploring to start, with its ancient buildings and important sites now linked by a network of paths and alleyways, leading you away from the bustle of the town centre. You can admire some of the famous examples of the celebrated perpendicular style of Somerset church architecture at St Mary Magdalene, towering imposingly over Hammet Street, or St James' Church close to the Somerset County Cricket ground. Taunton is a hub for bus services leading to all corners of Somerset: if you’re not feeling too energetic you can always take a bus out of town to a chosen destination and walk back.

St Mary Magdelene Church in Taunton

St Mary Magdelene Church

We are proud of our magnificent church, but we are primarily a gathering of Christians, united in our worship of Jesus Christ and dedicated to serve our community in His name. We serve Taunton as part...
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The Museum of Somerset in Taunton

The Museum of Somerset

Set in the heart of Taunton, the Museum of Somerset lies within the 12th Century Taunton Castle and tells the county’s story from prehistoric times to the present day, using real objects...
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Woodlands Castle in Taunton

Woodlands Castle

Deep in the heart of Somerset nestled within 12 acres of private parkland, lies Woodlands Castle, a pretty 17th Century country house. Owned by Sir Benjamin Slade, the house has remarkable...
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