Rooted between the majestic Quantock Hills, Somerset Levels and the woodland-cloaked Blackdowns, Taunton’s lively nature plays host to major sports centre Somerset County Cricket Club. It’s also a growing business hub, serviced by a vibrant hospitality culture.
Nestled in stunning Somerset countryside, Minehead is a treasure trove for family adventures. Relax at the beach, try your hand at watersports or explore the town’s rich history and architecture dating back to the 15th century.
The village of Cannington, on the edge of the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, can trace its past as a popular settlement back as far as 1500 years. It retains its sense of community as expressed in the name of one of its five pubs - The Friendly Spirit Inn. The pub is named after the ghost of a nun from the nearby Priory said to haunt its upstairs rooms.
This large and attractive village extends below the south western limit of the Quantock Hills. With the proximity to Taunton, Bishops Lydeard has expanded rapidly, with modern estates and a welcome bypass. The village retains it's mature heart with church, school, library, health centre, pubs and shops.
Wheddon Cross grew around the cross roads when the Minehead to Bampton turnpike was built in the 1820's. The settlement is the highest on Exmoor and the highest point on Exmoor, Dunkery Beacon, which is 1704 feet above sea level