Taunton is situated in Somerset and is well known as being home to the County Cricket Ground. Each year it also plays a role in the West Country Carnival. Since 1866, Taunton has held an annual flower show, which has become famous in its own right. Visitors will find there are a variety of landmarks to see in Taunton, including the Tudor Tavern, which dates back to 1578 and Taunton Castle. There are also numerous shops and restaurants to visit in Taunton as well as public parks that are ideal for relaxing and just taking it easy.
Whilst the town of Taunton has an exciting array of different things on offer, no visit to the town would ever be complete without a visit to the Somerset County Museum which houses a number of different exhibitions displaying prominently different relics from all different historical eras. You will be hard pressed to find anywhere else in the town and indeed the entire county in which the history of a local area is so exhaustively detailed and categorized. From prehistoric fossils, some of which happen to be 400 million years old, to the weaponry and cultural emblems of the Roman soldiers to more modern military relics, the Somerset County Museum manages to cover a remarkable array of historical eras striking an ideal balance between breadth and depth for each.
Nature lovers and bird watchers alike will want to take a visit to the West Sedgemoor Nature Reserve which is the largest wet meadow areas in the whole of England and is under the direct control of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds which is trying to provide a safe habitat for the various species of bird that reside in the reserve. Of particular interest is the heronries which also happens to be the largest in the whole of the UK.
If you are a keen cyclist then you are in luck, as the Somerset Towpath is a specially designated cycling path, and will allow the cyclist an excellent opportunity to also witness the gorgeous scenery around them.