New Homes in Taunton
Live the Life
Located in the heart of beautiful Somerset, Taunton is a charming market town with a history that dates back to Saxon times.
Despite its impressive history, Taunton is known as the retail capital of the county with plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs. The impressive Georgian architecture displayed in the town makes it great to wander through.
If you want to learn about the history of the area, the Museum of Somerset will take you through the county’s past, from pre-historic times to the modern day. Taunton Castle is also worth visiting, and sporting fans may want visit the Somerset Cricket Museum.
Vivary Park, which dates back to Victorian times, holds the annual Flower Show. The town has also won Britain in Bloom Awards on various occasions. Stroll around the park to admire its beautiful offerings as well as seeing some of the Victorian features, such as the bandstand and ornate fountains.
Further flowery attractions can be enjoyed at Hestercombe Gardens, which is a Georgian landscape garden, and West Deane Way which offers trails through lovely landscape.
Cider is the county’s best known export and a trip to Sheppy’s Cider Farm, Shop and Museum will treat you to cider tastings, local cheeses and cider brandies. You can learn all about the traditional cider-making methods including some secret tips.
Studying in Taunton
There are a wealth of nearby primary and secondary schools, making Taunton perfect for those with children. High performing primary schools include Milverton Community Primary, Spaxton C of E Primary and Trull C of E VA Primary.
Whereas higher performing secondary schools include The Castle School, Bishop Fox’s School and King’s College.
Taunton Transport Links
Taunton’s handy location in the centre of Somerset means it has great transport links whether travelling by road, rail or air.
You can reach Taunton in just over two hours from London and Birmingham and in just over an hour from Cardiff by train or car. The town is also served by regular daily train services from across the country.
When travelling by road to Somerset and coming from the north, the M5 goes through the region from Clevedon (Junction 20) to Wellington (Junction 26).
Those coming from Bristol or Bath should take the A38 or A39 respectively, both of which run through most of Somerset.
If you are travelling from the South then take the A303 or A30 from Devon or Dorset.
Taunton is also ideally located with both Exeter and Bristol airports around 30 minutes away. A coach service is also in place between Taunton and Heathrow Airport and there are regular trains from Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.