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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

  • Taunton   (1.6 miles from the centre of Taunton)
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    Well appointed Travelodge Taunton Hotel with ensuite double & family guest rooms. Free Car Parking, 30 minutes free Wi-Fi service, pet friendly. Flexible check in/ out times.
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  • Taunton   (0.1 miles from the centre of Taunton)
     
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    When you stay at Salisbury House Hotel in Taunton, you'll be minutes from County Cricket Ground. This hotel is within the region of Admiral Blake Museum and Coleridge Cottage.
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  • Taunton   (1.7 miles from the centre of Taunton)
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    £21
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    Warm, welcoming village inn on the edge of the Blackdown Hills only 1.5 miles from Taunton. Fine food and ales. Quiz & themed nights. Hearty full English breakfast. 6 en-suites.
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  • Oake, nr. Taunton   (4.3 miles from the centre of Taunton)
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  • Taunton   (2.0 miles from the centre of Taunton)
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    £315
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    Self catering holiday apartment in a country house set within mature gardens in Taunton, West Somerset. Few minutes drive from Quantock Hills. Sleeps 4
     
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  • Trull   (2.6 miles from the centre of Taunton)
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    With a stay at Canonsgrove Farm in Taunton (Trull), you'll be close to County Cricket Ground. This property is within the region of Admiral Blake Museum and Barrington Court.Roo...
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  • Taunton   (0.5 miles from the centre of Taunton)
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    £81
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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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  • Wrantage   (4.4 miles from the centre of Taunton)
    Sleeps 16
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    £1,295
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    Our Taunton holiday cottage is a grade 2 listed manor house with stunning original features, and Aga, private hot tub sheltering beneath a gazebo, ample parking and WIFI. Sleeps 16
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