Taunton is the county town of Somerset and boasts over 1,000 years of military and religious history. A monastery in the town was built in the 10th century, and Taunton Castle has origins going back to the Anglo Saxon period.
Those who treasure the outdoors will adore Taunton for its number of local nature reserves, which are protected sites. Ash Common Nature Reserve was the first of its kind in Taunton and, is still the largest. Weirfield Riverside Nature Reserve is a strip of land next to the River Tone. It has a mixture of habits and is a favourite for families and naturalists alike; particularly the river corridor. The river corridor plays home to bats, otters, and kingfishers, which can often be seen by visitors with keen eyes.
Moving to Taunton
Staplegrove, Comeytrowe, Trull and Gamlington are all popular areas of Taunton to move to. Terraced and detached properties have the most sales. On average, a terraced property sets buyers back £164,328, and a detached property, £318,000. Semi-detached properties are a happy medium, with asking prices around £196,000.
The Britannia Lanes of Somerset office is located just 20 minutes away from Taunton, in Bridgwater. Not only can we help you with all aspects of your move, we can also help with any storage requirements you have.
Shopping in Taunton
Taunton is the perfect location for a spot of high street shopping. It used to be a small town, but now the streets are lined with stores from practically every popular retailer. North Street, High Street, Corporation Street, Fore Street and East Street are teeming with shops, as is the Old Market Centre.
Taunton also benefits from the Orchard Shopping Centre. The establishment is home to 48 stores, including eateries, high street favourites, and specialist independents. The County Walk Shopping Centre is a much smaller arcade of shops in Taunton, including a Sainsbury’s supermarket.
Transport Links Taunton
Taunton railway station is a junction station on the route from London to Penzance. Trains to Cornwall, London, Cardiff and Reading operate daily. CrossCountry trains also run services from Taunton to Scotland. Trains run directly to London Paddington, with journeys taking just under or just over 2 hours, depending on the service.
Taunton also sits on junctions 25 and 26 of the M5 motorway, allowing fast access to the UK’s motorway network, providing rapid road access to the length and breadth of the country.
Bristol Airport is easily accessible via the M5 motorway and offers international scheduled flights to many destinations across Europe and beyond. Additional scheduled services are also available from Exeter airport, again easily accessible via the M5 motorway.