The county town of Somerset, England, Taunton has a military and religious history of nearly 1,000 years.
Taunton also has a monastery which dates back to the 10th century, belonging to the Bishop of Winchester. The reconstructed buildings are the inner ward. Here you have the Museum of Somerset along with the military museum. At present this town is undergoing a project for regeneration, the town centre is being redeveloped. Taunton plays a centre role in commerce and economy due to the support it provides to the many transport links. This includes the railway which began in the year 1842 and the Grand Western Canal which reached here in the year 1839.
Attractions for Tourists:
Taunton is a major tourist’s destination as you have a number of interesting places you can visit.
- The Museum of Somerset:
Besides offering an insight into the history of Somerset, this museum showcases multiple archaeological finds of the county. The gallery of the Battle of Sedgemoor takes you back in tie and offers a moving experience. There is no entry fee but donations are welcome. You can take the help of the staff if stranded in any way. This museum takes you through the journey of old Taunton to the New Taunton.
- Vivary Park:
The Vivary Park is one place which tends to be beautiful throughout the year. You can enjoy the fresh plants and trees and feel the true form of nature. As this park is absolutely flat, it works well for all age groups. You need to carry a picnic meal if you intend spending more time here.
- The Cooper Associates County Ground:
This ground has been re developed presently but manages to retain its old charm. A different ground as this has three pavilions. Besides the family stand her, you also find the non-alcoholic stand which is ‘comfortable’ for many. Tea, coffee, snacks and other meals make this ground an ideal place to visit when in Taunton.
- The Brew house Theatre and Arts Centre:
Located at Coal Orchard, The Brew house Theatre is a ‘must’ for all those who love theatre. The car park makes this visit a comfortable experience. With multiple eateries around, finding food is not difficult. This is an ideal way to spend an evening when in Taunton. To add to the charm of this theatre, you find that this well-run and organised.
- St. Mary Magdelene Church:
This church offers a combination of coffee with a view to amazing work done on the glass doors. The car park which is at a close distance makes a trip to this church all the more worthwhile. You can experience a homely feel when you visit this church, which is rare when you are travelling away from home. The shop here offers you an opportunity to purchase small items which are interesting. There are no restrictions to the time spent in the Cafe; you can enjoy the serenity of this place with family and friends.
The above mentioned are just a few places which are interesting here in Taunton. There is lots to see and lots to do.