Taunton is a lively town and home to a range of Museums and interesting places. You can visit the Brewhouse Theatre for entertainment including music, dance, comedy and ballet, and if you’re eating out, the town has a host of restaurants ranging from traditional to contemporary, and for nightlife, the town is host to a varied selection of pubs and bars.
If you’re planning to go shopping, the town caters for all your shopping needs, and you’ll find a large range of stores in the Orchard Shopping Centre. Venues for business conferences in the town include those at Taunton Conference Centre, Somerset College and Taunton Rugby Football Club, and the nearest major airports are Exeter Airport and Bristol Airport.
Taunton Car Hire
Wherever you are in Taunton, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Taunton car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
While you’re in Taunton, why not visit some of these places:
Museum of Somerset
This Museum is home to a varied collection of exhibits about the history of Somerset dating back to prehistory. Exhibits you can see here include an 80,000 year old bear skull, a Bronze Age gold torc, an ichthyosaur, an ancient Roman mosaic and coins and a 19th century Afghan dagger. You can also see the Somerset Military Museum here with displays about the Somerset regiments.
Somerset Cricket Museum
This is an interesting Museum where you can come and learn all about the County’s cricketing history. Here cricket fans can see a range of exhibits relating to the sport, as well Somerset Cricket Club archives, and displays about the England women’s team, and all set in an historic Grade II building.
You can make a visit to these delightful gardens where there are many features to enjoy include woodlands, picturesque lakes and waterfalls. There are a number of interesting buildings around the gardens such as a Summerhouse, a Gothic Alcove and an intriguing wooden Witch House, a Chinese style sheltered seat, and 18th century Mausoleum and Temple, and all situated in beautiful surroundings.
Vivary Adventure Centre
You can come and have a fun time at this outdoor Adventure Centre, where you can enjoy a number of activities based above ground including both low and high ropes courses, climbing wall and a power fan descender, providing great fun for a family outing or company team building.
St. Mary Magdalene Church
This is a Grade I listed church built between the 12th and early 16th centuries and has a number of fine features such as the many interior pillars, impressive square tower, beautifully engraved angels on the modern glass doors and Victorian decoration in St. Andrew’s Chapel.
Bishops Lydeard Mill
A short distance from Taunton, you can visit this charming historic watermill, in attractive surroundings. Here you can also see displays of traditional crafts including workshops of a Blacksmith, wheelwright, saddler and cooper, as well as interesting models of various mills.
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