A pretty18th century inn strategically placed on the old turnpike road on the edge of the village. Call in for lunch or dinner with a seasonally changing menu and specials. Children are welcome and ample parking is available.
Had Sunday lunch on 4th June. Food delivered quickly and was very good. Seems to be a good choice on the menu and staff very pleasant. Good parking and easily accessible from Taunton. Would definitely pay a second visit.
This rocky beach is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and well worth a visit for fossil collectors, especially for ammonite and reptile remains.
A gentle four mile stroll aong the banks of the river Tone to the water meadows west of Taunton. Take a look at the visitsomerset website for further details and other lovely walks in the area.
Taunton is Somerset's county town and has all the shopping, dining and leisure facilities you would expect from a busy urban centre. That's not to say that Taunton has forgotten its sense of heritage and history; take a wander away from the high street and you'll find narrow lanes lined with wonderful old buildings, Victorian fountains and pretty parks entered through elaborate wrought iron gates. The castle is the highlight, though – a beautifully restored Saxon example, it now houses the Somerset County Museum.
Forty acres of loveliness including streams, temples, woodland and terraces. The garden features Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian influences.
Quite simply stunning , superb gardens and house . A beautiful location with superb views. The coffee shop is well worth a visit and the restaurant if you have more time .
All the staff were very friendly and gave an excellent impression.
This is exactly the way to manage these houses . Take note National Trust at Montacute . I know which house we shall return to .
If you're an aviation fanatic, this modern coffee bar and restaurant suitated on the edge of Dunkeswell Airfield, will be right up your street! It's also popular with families as it offers a warm welcome and extensive menu with something to suit everyone. Check out their live music events and themed nights if you fancy something different.
As my partner is a pilot it was inevitable we would need to visit the airfield.... usually these places are quite basic and food is obligatory greasy spoon type fare....but not here in Dunkeswell! Very impressed and very helpful staff. Food great and very reasonably priced too and dogs are welcome. The location of the outdoor seating also means you get an excellent view of aircraft both landing, taking off and parking up....
Set in the heart of Taunton, the museum tells the county's story from prehistoric times to present day using real objects, interactive games, eye catching film projections and the words and voices of Somerset people, past and present. An under floor Plesiosaur, the largest collection of Roman coins ever discovered in Britian and a chilling recreation of the infamous Bloody Assizes - you'll find them all here. A great day out for all the family with free entry to the museum.
Since the museum re-opened following major refurbishment at the end of September 2011, it hosts a series of displays, complimenting the stories told in the main Museum of Somerset. Uniform, medal and regimental displays, as well as tributes to those who lost their lives serving our country, are all located within the appropriate site of Taunton Castle.
This local market has lots of craft producers providing a great selection of treats to purchase, together with the traditional local produce.
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