This is the largest town in the county of Somerset, and with a rich history reaching back 1,000 years as well as many landmarks, tourist attractions, public parks and things to do, Taunton is a pleasant place to be all year round.
Taunton is perhaps most famous for being the home of the county cricket team, and the cricket museum at the County Ground gives cricket lovers a fascinating look at the history of the club as well as its cultural resonance within Taunton. In addition, the ground plays host to some of the town's larger events and celebrations throughout the year. Taunton also has local teams in sports as diverse as basketball, football and both codes of rugby. Nearby Taunton Racecourse hosts regular races and events, providing a great day of excitement for those who fancy a flutter.
Other attractions include the many historic churches and other buildings that still stand in Taunton, the Brewhouse Theatre and the remains of Taunton Castle.
For those who like to get out and about, Taunton is ideally situated for doing so. Towns and villages such as Wellington and Poundisford are waiting for you to explore them, and not far away is Exmoor National Park - perfect for climbers, walkers and cyclists.