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19 Taunton Hotels and Guest Houses

Beaufort Lodge


0.4 miles from Taunton

18 Wellington Rd, Taunton, TA1 4EQ · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1823 326420

Score 8.4 from 9 reviews

Single from: £79.00

Double from: £79.00

per room per night

Days Inn Taunton

3 stars

3.3 miles from Taunton

Taunton Deane Service Area, Trull, Taunton, TA3 7PF · Map

Phone: +44 (0)844 225 0774

Score 6.4 from 3 reviews

Single from: £45.00

Double from: £39.00

per room per night

Meryan House Hotel

4 stars

1.5 miles from Taunton

Bishops Hull Rd, Bishops Hull, Taunton, TA1 5EG · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1823 337445


Single from: £80.00

Double from: £95.00

per room per night

The Farmers Arms

4 stars

4 miles from Taunton

West Hatch, Taunton, TA3 5RS · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1823 480480

Score 8.5 from 4 reviews

Single from: £75.00

Double from: £95.00

per room per night

Farthings Country House Hotel & Restaurant Tunton

3 stars

5.2 miles from Taunton

Village Rd, Hatch Beauchamp, Taunton, TA3 6SG · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1823 480664

Score 8.4 from 4 reviews

Single from: £59.00

Double from: £175.00

per room per night

Taunton House Hotel

3 stars

0.2 miles from Taunton

14 Billetfield, Taunton, TA1 3NN · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1823 272083


Single from: £69.00

Double from: £156.80

per room per night

Holiday Inn Express Taunton East

3 stars

1.5 miles from Taunton

Blackbrook Business Park, Blackbrook Park Avenue, Taunton, TA1 2PX · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1823 624000


Single from: £55.00

Double from: £293.99

per room per night

Holiday Inn Taunton M5

4 stars

1.6 miles from Taunton

Deane Gate Av, Taunton, TA1 2UA · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1823 33222


Single from: £75.00

Double from: £174.00

per room per night

Castle Hotel

4 stars

5.6 miles from Taunton

Castle Green, Taunton, TA1 1NF · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1823 272671

Score 8.1 from 9 reviews

Single from: £83.30


per room per night

Taunton is home to Musgrove Park Hospital and 40 Commando, Royal Marines as well as the Somerset County Cricket Club's County Cricket Ground. In Central Taunton the West Country Carnival is held yearly. The carnival has the Taunton flower show that has taken place in Vivary Park since 1866.

Before 904 a monastery was established there. The manor was owned by the bishops of Winchester and received its first charter from King Edward in 904 due to their "men of Taunto." This charter freed them from royal and county tribute. Taunton became a borough that had many privileges some time before the Doomsday Survey and had a population of about 1,500. From 1209 to 1311 the Taunton Manor that was under the ownership of the Bishop of Winchester increase 2 times.

A skirmish happened in Taunton between Thomas de Courtenay, 13th Earl of Devon and Baron Bonville during the Wars of the Roses. In 1471 Queen Margaret and her troops came through Taunton and met defeat at the Battle of Tewkesbury. The provost of Penryn on The Parade was murdered in 1497 by a Cornish rebel army in Taunton also that year Henry VII cross examined Perkin Warbeck about its rebellion that had ended in Taunton.

During the Civil War from 1642 to 1645 Taunton Castle changed hands many times. Robert Black defended the castle form July of 1644 to July of 1645 during the Siege of Taunton. During this time the many medieval and Tudor's buildings in town were destroyed. In 1662 when the war was over the keep was destroyed leaving only the base.

The fairs and markets during medieval times sold wool cloth known as Tauntons that the town made. In the 18th Century silk weaving took hold after the decline in the wool industry. The Grand Western Canal reached Taunton in 1839 which aided trade with the south and in 1842 the installation of the railway boosted trade even more. Taunton Deane Council started plans in 2006 to create Project Taunton that is designed to regenerate areas of the town with the goal of making it a central business hub for the southwest.

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