West Somerset

Somerset Towns and Villages


30 Fore Street, TA21 8AQ, Wellington


Wellington, in Somerset is a friendly town set in the wide valley between the Brendon and Blackdown Hills, Wellington gave its name to the famous 'Iron Duke', victor of the Battle of Waterloo. The 175ft column built on the scarp edge of the Blackdowns was erected in his honour: at night it is an illuminated landmark for miles around.


The town's growth and prosperity date back to the 18th century when the Fox Family built their integrated woollen mill. Visit the Wellington museum to find out more about this historic town and unravel the Fox Family legacy.

With a range of specialist shops, Wellington is ideal for browsing during the day whilst the 'Wellesley', the town's unique 1930s cinema offers entertainment in the evening. Wellington Park was restored in recent years thanks to a Heritage Lottery Grant.

Wellington has also recently become a 'Food Town' and hosts various events and initiatives to celebrate the best in local food and drink.

Wellington Tourist Information Centre

Friendly and Knowledgeable Tourist Information Office. We offer a friendly atmosphere with a wealth of information on both the local area & places to visit within a 50 mile radius, we can also help with:

Booking Coach Trips
Bus times
Advice on places to visit and things to do
Maps and walks

Please follow this link for more information to Wellington and the surrounding area or use the red 'What's Nearby' box to search for things to see and do in the area.

Opening Times
Monday - Friday 9.30am to 4.00pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

Tickets Available from the Centre

Discounted tickets are available to local attractions including:
West Somerset Railway
Crealy Park

We are ticket agents for:
National Express and Berry's Coaches

We sell tickets to many local events including:
Devon County Show
Royal Bath & West Show
Yeovilton Air Show
Mid Devon Show


30 Fore Street
TA21 8AQ
United Kingdom

E: tauntonvisitorcentre@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk

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