Places of interest in Somerset
Taunton is a busy regional shopping town, with a good
range of shops in the centre, and out-of-town shopping complex which
also has cinemas and 10 pin bowling. There is a horse racing course just
south west on the B3170.
In 1497 Perkin Warbeck seized the town and said he was King Richard
IV, the town was also involved in the Civil War and Monmouth's rebellion.
The town has some old pubs, and a few old street such as Hammet Street
with its 18th century houses, near the church.
a lot to see and do around this area, and the M5 gives good access
north and south, the A358 will take up to Exmoor and the north coast.
Places to see would include Somerset County Museum in a formal castle.
Somerset Cricket Museum, in an old priory gatehouse at the county
cricket ground exhibits on cricket with a library
Sheppy's Cider and Rural Life Museum, Cider
making, farm equipment, crafts, video presentation, walks, shop,etc
Yeovil is a vibrant market town with
a population of 40,000, situated at the Southern boundary of Somerset,
130 miles from London, 40 miles south of Bristol and 30 miles from
Taunton. Situated in the
beautiful Somerset countryside, it lies in the South Somerset
District, just west of the river Yeo, which here forms the county
boundary with Dorset. Yeovil Town Centre offers a wide range of
national and independent shops situated within the Quedam Shopping
Centre and other streets around the town centre.
Whilst visiting Yeovil why not try the
local attractions such as, Cheddar Gorge; The Cathedral-like Caves and Britain's biggest
Gorge are million-year-old Ice Age river beds. Your ancestors
have lived here for 40,000 years, and world-famous Cheddar Man
is Britain's oldest complete skeleton.