Castle House, taken from the gardens of the Castle Hotel. The castle itself continues on the far side of Castle House.
The Tudor Room is now your stunning living-room. The door in the corner is to the castle tower! The musuem staff will give you a tour if you wish.
Using the dining-room is a must for a family gathering or celebration.
The four-poster room is on the third floor and is huge!
This is the courtyard setting with Castle House to the left of the tower - you can see the windows of the first floor living-room. In the foreground is a fully restored medieval Alms House.
There is a stylish kitchen with views over the gardens of the Castle Hotel.
The central island is a real feature in this room.
The wood-burner is ornamental only - some lovely candles have been provided to give a great atmosphere.
Another view of the four-poster bedroom, which has views over the castle courtyard and the museum.
All the beds have hotel quality linens.
This lovely double bedroom is on the second floor and has views over Castle Square at the front of the building.
The original fireplace is a lovely ornamental feature in this bedroom.
Stylish soft furnishings compliment the room.
This bathroom is on the third floor. The bath is free-standing and there is a hand held shower.
Another view of the bathroom which looks out over the Castle Hotel gardens.
This is the twin room on the first floor, with its lovely antique wooden beds.
This bedroom looks out over Castle Square.
The single bedroom reallly celebrates the history of Castle House with its ancient exposed wall beams.
At the same time this room has been made cosy and welcoming.
This is the first floor shower-room with a really large shower. There is a separate cloakroom on this floor as well.
The shower-room has a super-size shower cubicle and a rainfall shower head.
Castle House has its own outside area at the front where you can sit out if you wish.
From the gardens of the Castle Hotel you can get an idea of the grandeur of Castle House.
In front of Taunton Castle is a wide square with other historic buildings and some great places to dine al fresco on a summer's evening.
Taunton Castle - what a unique setting for a holiday base!
This historic buiding has a wonderful contemporary kitchen with all mod-cons.

Castle House


Taunton / Sleeps 7 + 2 cots*

7 Nights from £577 - £1255

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Cross Keys (1 ¾ miles)

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Johnson June 2017

Sunday Lunch

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.

Nearest beach

Kilve Beach (14 miles)

Kilve Beach sits halfway between Minehead and Bridgwater. A rolling grassy expanse meeting a rocky beach peppered with rock pools, Kilve is picnic paradise. A Site of Special Scientific Interest, the beach is also home to lots of fossils, including ammonites and reptile remains. Just remember, you are not allowed to dig them directly out of the cliffs though.

Nearest walk

Taunton to Longaller (150 yards)

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.

Nearest town

Taunton (300 yards)

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.

Also nearby

Hestercombe Gardens (2 ½ miles)

Forty acres of loveliness including streams, temples, woodland and terraces. The garden features Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian influences.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Willis May 2016


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 .

The Museum of Somerset (150 yards)

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.

Somerset Military Museum (150 yards)

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.

Taunton Country Market (200 yards)

This local market has lots of craft producers providing a great selection of treats to purchase, together with the traditional local produce.

The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre (200 yards)

An interesting mix of community theatre and music plus well-known comedians.

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Places to Go

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