Taunton Holiday Cottages
Did you know...Taunton’s Victoria Park was used as allotments during WW2?
A break in one of Blue Chip Holiday’s Taunton holiday cottages offers the perfect taste of Somerset. With beautiful parks and gardens that have won the historic town a Britain in Bloom award, scenic walks and impressive shopping – Taunton has it all. Those with a taste for history will find a Taunton holiday truly fascinating, as its 12th century castle, Heritage Trail and many museums reflect a rich past behind this modern county town. Whether you’re after a romantic break amidst elegant buildings and quiet walks, or a bustling family holiday with plenty to explore – Taunton is a delightful Somerset choice.
- Over 100 gilded angels can be seen inside St Mary Magdalene Church
- The Somerset Space Walk can be completed from either Bridgwater or Taunton
- Taunton won ‘Britain in Bloom’ in 2008
Taunton Tourist Information
The Bridgwater and Taunton Canal connects both towns - and the walk along this 14 mile stretch offers the chance to see many rare birds and plants as it passes through the Somerset countryside. For a more quirky experience during a holiday in Taunton, The Somerset Space Walk enables walkers to spot scale models of the planets at intervals along the scenic canal! The walk has easy access, and passes many ideal picnic spots and a popular pub on the River Tone.
The Taunton Heritage Trail is a great way for walkers of all ages to explore the town’s past and castle on foot. The Mary Magdalene Parish Church is the highest of the five churches in the town’s centre, and the chancel includes over one hundred beautiful gilded angels. The Farmer’s Market on Thursdays is a good opportunity for those on self-catering Taunton holidays to sample some of the local fare.
Taunton Family Attractions
Taunton holidays have plenty of family attractions to entertain visitors – whatever the weather! Somerset County Museum offers an insight into the area and its past with varied displays and artefacts. For dry days, Hestercombe Gardens will take your breath away. Wander the three magical gardens which date back three centuries, and unwind in this slice of country bliss. The Fun Farm is a great day out for those on family holidays in Taunton, as children love to get up close to the four legged residents and join in the fun! Taunton is also home to Somerset Cricket Museum, Somerset Military Museum, so there is plenty of opportunity to view its intriguing relics during your stay.
Dog Friendly Holidays in Taunton
With its large choice of walks and trails through the peaceful countryside of Somerset, dog friendly holidays in Taunton are a convenient option for an unforgettable experience. Many of Blue Chip Holiday’s self-catering Taunton holiday cottages are dog friendly, and the area’s emphasis on relaxed walks is perfectly suited to those with their pet. Dogs are welcome at Hestercombe Gardens but must be kept on a lead, and many of the town’s pubs are dog friendly too Why not enjoy some of the town’s circular strolls with your whole family?