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The White House - Guest House
The White House - Guest House

11 Long Street, Taunton TA4 4QW

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (58 reviews)

Located in Williton, this guesthouse is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bakelite Museum, Cleeve Abbey, and Nettlecombe Court. Dunster …

£85
Holiday Inn Taunton
Holiday Inn Taunton

Deane Gate Avenue, Taunton TA1 2UA

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (148 reviews)

Situated in Taunton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Woodlands Castle, Church of St Mary Magdalene, and Museum of Somerse …

£70
Holiday Inn Express Taunton M5, Jct. 25
Holiday Inn Express Taunton M5, Jct. 25

Blackbrook Way Business Park, Taunton TA1 2PX

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (228 reviews)

Situated in Taunton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Woodlands Castle, Church of St Mary Magdalene, and Museum of Somerse …

£60
Wick House
Wick House

2 Brook Street, Taunton TA4 3SZ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (53 reviews)

Located in Exmoor National Park, this guesthouse is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Combe Sydenham Hall and within 6 mi (10 km) of …

£68
Taunton House Hotel
Taunton House Hotel

14 Billetfield, Taunton TA1 3NN

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (46 reviews)

Situated in Taunton, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The County Ground and County Cricket Ground. West Sedgemoor …

£79
Yallands Farmhouse
Yallands Farmhouse

Speke Close, Taunton TA2 6PZ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (120 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of AJ'z Activity Centre, The County Ground, and County …

£80
Corner House Hotel
Corner House Hotel

Park Street, Taunton TA1 4DQ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (141 reviews)

Located in the heart of Taunton, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of West Sedgemoor Nature Reserve, The County Ground, …

£54
Days Inn Taunton
Days Inn Taunton

Taunton Deane Motorway Service, Taunton TA3 7PF

2.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (231 reviews)

Set in Taunton, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Abbey Burton Clay Shooting, Cothay Manor, and AJ'z …

£30
The Hatch Inn
The Hatch Inn

Village Road, Taunton TA3 6SG

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (51 reviews)

Located in Hatch Beauchamp, this inn is within 6 mi (10 km) of Woodlands Castle, Church of St Mary Magdalene, and Museum of …

£80
The Rock Inn
The Rock Inn

Waterrow, Taunton TA4 2AX

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (88 reviews)

Located in Waterrow, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Cothay Manor, Tarr Steps, and Church of St. Stephen and All Angels. …

£85
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Pocket Guide: Taunton

The Somerset town of Taunton lies right in the middle of a region made famous by its apples and distinctive cider. The town in medieval times had a hugely prosperous wool industry, and was able to finance the construction of its St. Mary Magdalene Church, built between 1488 and 1514, with the proceeds. This is a truly massive structure and is famous for its spectacular main tower. Come and stay at one of the many Somerset hotels in the area and enjoy some of the rich history and heritage that Taunton is able to offer.

Kent Hotels and Hanging Judges

The county town and a key trading post for thousands of years, Taunton is on the map of Wessex attractions for a number of reasons. The church and its tower are one, and another is Taunton Castle. This grim structure was the setting of the so-called 'Bloody Assizes' of 1605, when the infamous 'Hanging' Judge Jeffreys doled out harsh punishment on the Duke of Monmouth and those who took part with him in an uprising against James II. The Somerset County Museum is now housed in the castle and covers all aspects of local history. The Roman mosaic from the nearby Low Ham villa, featuring the doomed love affair of Dido and Aeneas, is one of the prized exhibits - not to be missed if you're booked in to a local Somerset hotel or B&B.

Scrumpy Cider at Taunton

For cider lovers, Somerset is a place of pilgrimage. This is one of the few remaining English counties where real farmhouse cider is still being made using the old traditional methods. It's called 'scrumpy' cider, and it was once an important part of farm labourers' wages. Local folklore and tradition has it that foreign additives like iron nails were added in to provide strength, but even if this is untrue it's still powerful stuff! (Seriously - keep it in a cool place otherwise it has a tendency to keep on fermenting and, eventually, explodes!) When you're staying at a neighbouring Somerset hotel, make sure you visit Sheppy's Farm on the A38 close to Taunton to see the cider-making process from start to finish, and try a bit of the amber nectar whilst you're at it. Cider is after all the liquid soul of Somerset.

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