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Taunton Attractions & Places to Eat.
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Our Favourites

The nearby Neroche woods have undergone a major improvement scheme which now offers walking along man made tracks in the woods for many miles as well as wonderful 'off piste' walks! There are four areas of car parking to walk from, and all are within minutes drive of Culmhead. The nearby pub at Staple Fitzpaine, The Greyhound makes an ideal watering hole afterwards.

Wellington monument is some four miles along our road, with off road parking, a short walk to the monument and the magnificent views seen from it. The Half Moon Inn and Wallaces farm shop offer excellent refreshment be it Sunday lunch or afternoon tea.

Forty minutes by car our two favourite haunts have to be Lyme Regis, and the Beer to Branscombe cliff walk.


Lyme Regis
We all know the harbour from the film The French Lieutenants Woman, and today benefits from recent improvements to the beach, harbour and gardens, making it a great day out for all the family.


Beer to Branscombe.
Parking your car at Beer Head, which in itself has spectacular views down the coast line to Seaton, is a good start for this 30 to 40 minute walk. The path is clearly marked, with a choice of beach or cliff walk towards the end.

Look out for The MASONS ARMS in Branscombe village.


The Black Down Hills
The Black Down Hills are located to the South of Taunton and Wellington, giving wonderful views across the Vale of Taunton. These views can be enjoyed from the Wellington Monument, a 175 foot high National Trust landmark. The area is characterised by long straight roads, often lined with avenues of immense beech trees. There are a number of hidden valleys. We are only 35 minutes from the coast.
Please visit www.blackdown-hills.net


The Brendon Hills
Located to the West of Taunton Deane around the town of Wiveliscombe, these 1200 feet high hills are the perfect place to explore at slow pace, with narrow country lanes and footpaths offering enticing glimpses of steep woodland and pasture. The gateway to Exmoor National Park, these hills are a prime example of unspoilt English countryside, offering extensive views across the sea to Wales.


The Quantock Hills
The Quantock Hills rise to the North of Taunton and stretch northwards to the coast. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Quantocks are renowned for their varied wildlife and fauna. The few roads provide access by car to the top, where miles of footpaths and bridleways make it perfect for walking, riding or mountain biking.


The Somerset Levels
The Somerset Levels are a land steeped in history, mystery and legends, dominated by Burrow Mump - a natural hill topped by a ruined uncompleted church. Find the Isle of Athelney where King Alfred was alleged to have burnt the cakes, as well as the timber track ways dating back to c4000 BC. The Levels are one of the most important inland wetland areas in England, playing host to a number of colonies of wading birds and wildfowl - particularly in winter.


Walking
Enjoy a gentle stroll or a longer, more energetic walk throughout the Taunton Deane area. There are a number of designated walking trails offering you the chance to explore the delights of the rural countryside and the areas of history.


Cycling
Following one of the designated cycle routes in Taunton Deane, perhaps a bike ride may be more to your liking. There are suitable routes for everyone - from the keenest cyclist who needs the demands posed by the Quantock or Black Down Hills, to the leisurely cyclist who can enjoy the countryside of the Somerset Levels.


Fishing
There is an array of quality fishing here, whether it be coarse fishing in rivers, ponds and the banks of the canal, or fly fishing from superbly-conditioned trout lakes, rivers and reservoirs. The River Tone provides good sport, with most species of coarse fish, whilst the canal is popular with Tench and Carp.


Riding
With an extensive network of bridle paths taking you through some of the most breathtaking countryside, you can hack for miles in the surrounding countryside. Enjoy a wide expanse of the Somerset Levels and Moors, or the more demanding terrain of the Quantock Hills. Taunton Deane has a good reputation for riding stables, offering lessons and livery.


Somerset County Cricket Club
Somerset County Cricket club based in Taunton only 6 miles from Culmhead House.
http://www.somersetcountycc.co.uk


Activity Breaks
If you are looking to be inspired, why not join one of the many activity breaks? Capture your stay in words or paint, or alternatively learn a traditional craft such as willow weaving or hedge laying.
     
     
Places to Eat    
     
The Half Moon
Clayhidon
01884 277288
http://www.halfmoondevon.co.uk/
  Lamb and Flag
Blagdon Hill
01823 421736
http://www.lambandflag.co.uk/
     
The Merry Harriers
Clayhidon
01823 421270
http://www.merryharriers.co.uk/
  The Holman Clavel
Culmhead
01823 421432
     
The Blagdon Inn
Blagdon Hill
01823 421296
  The Greyhound
Staple Fitzpaine
01823 480227
     
The York Inn
Churchinford
01823 601333
  The White Lion
Trull
01823 421296
     
     
Castles, Cathedrals and Great Houses    
     
Dunster Castle
Dunster, near Minehead
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
www.dunster-exmoor.co.uk
 

Hemyock Castle
Nearby on the Blackdown Hills
www.hemyockcastle.co.uk

     

Wells Cathedral and the Bishop's Palace
Wells
www.wells-uk.com

 

Montacute House
Montacute, near Yeovil
www.nationaltrust.org.uk

     

Knightshayes Court
Knightshayes, near Tiverton
www.nationaltrust.org.uk

 

Muchelney Abbey
Near Langport on the Somerset Levels
www.english-heritage.org.uk

     
     
Wildlife    
     
Exmoor Falconry
Allerford, near Porlock
www.exmoorfalconry.co.uk
 

Discovery Safaris
Porlock
www.discoverysafaris.com

     

Tropiquaria Animals & Adventure
Watchet, near Minehead
www.tropiquaria.co.uk

 

Cricket St. Thomas Wildlife Park
Just off the A30 near Chard
www.cstwp.co.uk

     
     
Landscape and History    
     
The Blackdown Hills and Castle Neroche
www.blackdown-hills.net
www.nerochescheme.org
 

Glastonbury Tor and Abbey
Glastonbury
www.glastonbury.co.uk

     

Wookey Hole Caves
Wookey Hole, near Wells
www.wookey.co.uk

 

Peat Moors Visitor Centre
Located near Glastonbury
www.somerset.gov.uk

     
     
Museums    
     
Sheppy's Cider Museum
On the A38 between Taunton & Wellington
www.sheppyscider.com
 

Fleet Air Arm Museum
Ilchester, near Yeovil
www.fleetairarm.com

     

Haynes Motor Museum
Yeovil
www.haynesmotormuseum.co.uk

 

Dinosaurland Fossil Museum
Lyme Regis
www.dinosaurland.co.uk

     
     
Arts and Crafts    
     
John Leach - Muchelney Pottery
Near Langport
www.johnleachpottery.com
 

Coates Willows & Wetlands Visitor Centre
Located near Taunton
www.englishwillowbaskets.co.uk

     
     
Gardens    
     
Hestercombe Gardens
Just north of Taunton
www.hestercombe.com
  Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
Located near Sidmouth
www.bictongardens.co.uk
     

East Lambrook Manor Gardens
Located near South Petherton
www.eastlambrook.com

 

Lower Severalls Garden & Nursery
Located near Crewkerne
www.lowerseveralls.co.uk

     
     
Steam Railways    
     
West Somerset Railway
Minehead
www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk
 

Devon Railway Centre
Near Tiverton
www.devonrailwaycentre.co.uk

 
   
 
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