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Things To Do in Taunton Deane

These, we can assure you, are never in short supply when you visit Taunton Deane.

Culture, recreation, heritage, gastronomy, historic sites – we think we’ve got pretty well all the bases covered and can offer something to suit all personal tastes.

We pride ourselves on the fact that this area offers some of the most relaxing surroundings you’ll find anywhere in the West Country. We have no massive industrial complexes to impinge on our superb countryside, no airports to constantly fill the skies with the whining of jet engines. The first thing you’ll notice when you arrive is that the pace of life has definitely changed down a couple of gears. We simply don’t do hustle and bustle.

In other words if you’ve come for a holiday or short break just to get away from it all you couldn’t have made a wiser choice. But that’s not to say there is nothing to do.

There are simply loads of things to do, from gentle strolls through unspoiled and protected countryside to visiting museums and other destinations offering an insight into Somerset’s fascinating history.

There are few things more relaxing than lunch or dinner at a country pub – and we have loads to choose from, many with attractive gardens where in fine weather al fresco dining adds another dimension of pleasure to the experience.

You might want to find out a little more about our heritage and culture, in which case there are excellent opportunities for that because this is a county where many of the old crafts survive and indeed are flourishing.

One thing you will notice, however, as you discover our many attractions is that you’ll be rubbing shoulders with local people: those fortunate enough to have so many, diverse places of interest on their doorstep. Whether they’re interested in the latest museum exhibit or fancy a chat with a cider producer as they pick up their weekly supply drawn straight from the barrel they never tire of visiting them. Join them and we guarantee you’ll soon understand why.

You can use these pages to start planning your trip and decide on where to go, if you need further help or assistance our Visitor Information Centre teams in either Taunton or Wellington would be delighted to offer further advice either via email, over the telephone or in person.

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