House of Cider
You can’t visit Somerset and not experience its cider. At Sheppy’s – a
15-minute drive from the town centre, you will find a shop where you can taste
a range of the county’s finest, as well as tours of the facility, which also
includes a museum and an orchard.
Three Bridges, Bradford-on-Tone, Taunton, Somerset. TA4 1ER
House and Gardens
The stately home is worth a visit, featuring rooms open to the public, an
art gallery and a restaurant.
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8LG
If you’re there for the cricket, you may as well visit the museum! Based in
a sixteenth-century priory barn, it’s full of Somerset memorabilia and features
an entire wall dedicated to the England women’s team.
7 Priory Avenue, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1XX
Museum of Somerset
For lovers of British history, there can surely be few more intriguing places. Housed within Taunton Castle, the museum is a shrine to Somerset’s history, with a selection of coins dating back to the Roman era.
Taunton Castle, Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4AA
It’s not as local as the other options – about an hour and a half from the ground by car, but Stonehenge remains one of Britain’s most famous landmarks. Worth a visit while you’re in the area.
Near Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7DE