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Taunton Deane

Welcome to Taunton Deane which boasts a range of stunning landscapes, from cattle-grazed meadows of the Somerset Levels to the windswept heights of the Quantock Hills and, further south, the striking Blackdowns with their cloak of ancient woodlands.

Home to Taunton - Somerset’s lively county town; the bustling market town Wellington; and the historic Wiveliscombe.

Stand in the centre of any of these towns and you’re no more than a few minutes from beautiful countryside, for Taunton Deane remains a largely rural area and is the home of many types of farming from livestock rearing to fruit growing, for which it has long been famed.

Taunton Deane enjoys excellent transport links – it’s bisected by both the M5 and the Paddington-Penzance rail line – but economic growth hasn’t been allowed to overwhelm its special charm.

Leave behind the six-lane highway and the roar of the inter-city train and you plunge into a network of by-roads and lanes, some etched deep into the soft sandstones, others offering breathtaking views as they wind up steep hillsides, and all linking a network of quiet villages and tucked-away hamlets where time has not exactly stood still, but certainly appears to have slowed down.

Yet this is no backwater. Taunton Deane has a vibrant culture, world-class attractions for the tourist and a sometimes hectic social life. It was the birthplace of Taste of the West, Britain’s largest and most dynamic regional food marketing group and all the West Country’s legendary products including cheese and cider and many more besides are now made here.

First-class assured accommodation,  restaurants and pubs serving locally-sourced food and drink makes Taunton Deane the ideal destination for a day visit, short break or holiday.

Taunton Deane Highlights

Visiting Wellington Monument

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Wellington Monument

The 175ft high obelisk was erected to celebrate the Duke of Wellington’s victory over Napoleon in...



1st Jan 2019-31st Dec 2019
Fleet Air Arm Museum

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Fleet Air Arm Museum

The all-weather attraction that is a great day out guaranteed to thrill all the family! Get up...


Summer Opening

1st Apr 2019-31st Oct 2019

Winter - Early Spring Opening

1st Nov 2019-31st Mar 2020
Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre

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Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre

The Brewhouse is a theatre and arts centre situated in the heart of Somerset’s County town of...



Visit Taunton

Vivary Park hosts live music concert at 3PM TODAY! Enjoy some music from Stoke sub Hamdon Band😎🎶 #Taunton
26 May 2019   11:37:00
So many fantastic events happening at Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre Did you know you can book tickets here at Taunton…
25 May 2019   18:47:00
Don't miss The Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa Annual Garden Party this Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2019 Stalls, BBQ…
25 May 2019   12:30:00
Wildflower Wander Family Trail this May Half Term @HestercombeGdns
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