Leisure & Recreation
Exeter International Airport
Taunton is the home of Somerset County Cricket Club so whether you would like to watch the array of matches taking place at the ground or visit the Somerset cricket museum which contains extensive reference libraries and collections, held on behalf of I. Zingari, Somerset Stragglers, Somerset Wyverns and the England’s woman’s cricket association who have moved their headquarters to Taunton.
Taunton Racecourse is England's youngest National Hunt racecourse and one of the most beautifully located racecourses in the country, with outstanding views across the racecourse to the wooded slopes of the Blackdown Hills, yet only a few minutes drive from the Mount Somerset Hotel and the centre of Taunton.
The West Somerset steam railway, a true country branch line of the old Great Western Railway is full of fascination whether you are looking for a nostalgic ride back in time through lovely countryside or to study the railway and industrial heritage which the line preserves.
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