Somerset County Cricket Ground in Taunton (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jointhedots/4711547258/in/photolist-8bkURq-8bkVg1-6Mqi6L)

Somerset County Cricket Ground in Taunton

Taunton is Somerset's largest town and a county centre with a charming collection of historic buildings mingling with a modern shopping centre and a range of shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and markets. A farmers' market takes place weekly on the High Street and seasonal/continental markets make regular appearances throughout the year. Visit Somerset's County Museum and Taunton Castle for an excellent introduction to the social and natural history of Somerset before heading out further afield.

Taunton is also a major centre for cricket in England. Taunton's County Ground is the home of Somerset County Cricket Club and the Somerset Cricket Museum housed in a Grade II listed building sits on the edge of the ground. Cricket isn't the only major sporting focus in the county town. England's youngest racecourse is also here. Taunton Racecourse is a National Hunt racing course and hosts around 15 race meets annually.

Well worth a visit are the Hestercombe Gardens which feature wonderful wedding and conference facilities set in landscaped gardens. A restaurant and coffee shop, a garden centre and gallery, as well as a play area are all onsite. A great time to visit is during the annual Taunton Flower Show, a popular event that draws huge crowds. The Brewhouse Theatre is the home of multi award-winning Cwmbach Male Choir and offers a year round programme of drama, comedy and musical entertainment.

Accommodation in Taunton

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    Beautiful five bedroom Taunton holiday rental with covered heated pool, games room, large garden & plenty of parking. Sky TV & Wi-Fi. 3 bathrooms. Great for family celebrations.
     
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  • Blagdon Hill   (3.8 miles from the centre of Taunton)
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  • Taunton   (1.0 miles from the centre of Taunton)
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    Well appointed Premier Inn hotel in the north of Taunton close to the Crown Industrial Estate. Brewer's Fayre restaurant, free parking, free Wi-Fi for browsing.
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  • Hatch Beauchamp   (5.1 miles from the centre of Taunton)
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    Located in Taunton (Hatch Beauchamp), Farthings Hotel and Restaurant is within the vicinity of County Cricket Ground and Barrington Court. This hotel is within the region of Adm...
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  • Taunton   (1.8 miles from the centre of Taunton)
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    Well appointed Premier Inn set just outside Taunton close to jct 5 of the M5. Brewer's Fayre restaurant, free parking, free Wi-Fi for browsing. No Premier Inn breakfast served.
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  • Hatch Beauchamp   (6.2 miles from the centre of Taunton)
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    Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and a fireplace in the lobby. This bed & breakfast also features tour/ti...
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  • Taunton   (1.4 miles from the centre of Taunton)
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    When you stay at Holiday Inn Express Taunton M5, Jct. 25 in Taunton, you'll be convenient to County Cricket Ground. This hotel is within the region of Wills Neck and Barrington ...
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  • Taunton   (0.5 miles from the centre of Taunton)
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    We call our bedrooms here at The Corner House budget boutique. Not only are they tremendous value for money but we asked you what you wanted from a bedroom in the heart of thi...
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