Parks and Gardens
So many things, so little time!
Discover Taunton's wide range of retail options
In addition to all the usual High Street names Taunton is also home to a large number of independent shops, many of them long-established. You’ll find some grouped in historic Bath Place, off the High Street, and in the St James' Street area.
You'll be spoilt for choice with a wealth of shows, festivals, markets, carnivals, fairs and fetes - there's an event for all ages and tastes!
Wherever you go in Taunton you’re never far from a park.
Taunton Deane is responsible for maintaining more than 109 hectares of public open spaces, including three major Green Flag Award parks and 102 play areas.
The Wider Area
A working water mill, journey on a steam railway, beautiful gardens, historic cider farm or circular walks around unspoilt, peaceful villages: all these and more are on offer as you set out to explore this fascinating area....
Taunton is just waiting to be explored and enjoyed.
From historic houses to a heritage railway, to a centre where one of the oldest rural crafts still flourishes – there’s plenty to go and see.
Whether your interests lie in history, the great outdoors, exploring, eating and drinking or simply relaxing, then the Vale of Taunton Deane has plenty to offer.