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.
Experience 50 acres of quintessential Somerset gardens, near Taunton. Spanning three centuries of garden design, Hestercombe Gardens offer a unique combination and varied experience of the Georgian Landscape Garden (designed 1750s), the Victorian Shrubbery and the Edwardian Formal Gardens (early 1900s).