Budget Friendly Places to stay
TA2 6PZ, Taunton, Speke Close
Set 5 km from Woodlands Castle and 200 metres from Nuffield Health, Taunton Hospital, Yallands Farmhouse provides accommodation in Taunton. Free WiFi is available. A Full English/Irish breakfast is available each morning at the bed... read more
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TA1 1DG, Taunton, Staplegrove Road
Blorenge House is an early Victorian building with an outdoor swimming pool and 20 pleasant rooms. It is a 5-minute walk from the town centre, county cricket ground, and the train and bus stations. Situated... read more
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TA1 3NN, Taunton, 14 Billetfield
Nestled in the town centre of the historic town of Taunton, Taunton House Hotel features free parking. The 19th-century, Somerset County Cricket Club is just a 10-minute walk away. The rooms feature free WiFi, an... read more
£ 98.00View Rates
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Taunton is an up and coming county town or administrative centre in Somerset, England. After a Saxon history largely shaped with religion and military, it is reinventing itself. With award winning gardens and parks, equestrian trekking trails, love of cricket, abundance of historical landmarks, and large array of enticing restaurants, entertainment, and retail shopping venues, Taunton is a preferred destination for a getaway.
Visitors can stay in historic settings in the town centre such as on the premises of the majestic castle, which also hosts events and has a restaurant. Few well recognized brands located here such as Travelodge and Holiday Inn offer places to stay, though they do not hold a candle to the quaint atmosphere local Taunton b&b’s provide.
Things to see and do while staying here
If you or your loved one needs to spend time at the Musgrove Park Hospital, there are many things in the surrounding area that you can do to make your stay more enjoyable.
The Taunton visitor centre is located in the landmark Market House on Paul Street and is open Monday through Saturday to help you plan your stay. While you wander along the picturesque streets of Taunton, you will find the sandstone tower of St Mary Magdalene’s church reaching 163 ft into the sky. Stroll about the beautifully tended to gardens of Vivary Park, home of the annual Taunton Flower Show, and relax among the tree lined paths and fountains. After a day of exploring, head out for a drink at one of the local pubs, and try one of the many local ciders produced nearby; or better yet, go tour one of them!
Taunton has many layers of mystery and intrigue. Through exploration and a self guided tours can tourists fully appreciate all the town has to offer. It was here, in 1685 when the Duke of Monmouth crowned himself king of England and the town castle was the scene of the Bloody Assizes that followed the Battle of Sedgemoor.
Also, Vivary Park derives its name from 70 acres of land being formerly used as a vivarium – two massive fishponds, kept to breed fish served at prestigious banquets hosted by the bishops of Winchester, since at least 1207.
If in town for business, take a break from all those conferences and make time to watch a cricket match at the Somerset County country club or take a tour of the Musgrove Park Hospitalwhich was originally a US Army General Hospital during the Second World War.
One highlight not to be missed while in Tauton include spotting wildlife and birdwatching at the West Sedgemoor Nature Reserve. The Museum of Somerset is a top area attraction with many interactive displays and houses treasured items from across many areas. If you are interested in the history of the area, the Museum of Somerset is located within Taunton’s Norman castle, and has information on Somerset from prehistory to present day, including information on local geology, archeology, medieval and ethnography. If you are a theatre buff, go to one of the shows at The Brewhouse Theatre! It reopened in 2014 with better reviews than ever, with exciting shows regularly. For evening socialising the Brewhouse Theatre has something for all tastes.
Near Musgrove Park Hospital TA1 5DA
There are many options for accommodation in and around Taunton. There is something for everyone, with cheap options for those on a budget, to expensive hotels for those who are wanting to splurge. An interesting experience would be to stay at the Castle Hotel, a 12th century castle located right in the city. Bed and Breakfasts are common around the city for a more cozy stay, and there are a variety of hotels to choose from. Musgrove Park Hospital is located just off of the A38, so it is easily accessible from anywhere in the area. If you do want accommodation nearby, Lowdens house, Beaufort Lodge, Corner House Hotel, and Bookfield house are within walking distance.
Taunton Musgrove Park Hospital is committed to providing patients with outstanding care by working together, listening and leading. Their commitment to quality is shown in their care throughout the hospital departments and services. The community is grateful and supportive of the hospital, and the community itself is a beautiful place to spend time and explore. Taunton welcomes you to come and see their beautiful town and countryside and explore all it has to offer.
A list of the 65 available departments and services are listed on their website.
Address Musgrove Park Hospital : Musgrove Park, Parkfield Drive, Taunton, Somerset TA1 5DA, United Kingdom
Accommodation in or near the Town Centre
From luxury hotels to cheap hotels to reasonably priced farmhouse bed and breakfast, accommodation for all tastes are a plenty. Many of them will offer you free wifi internet access and free car parking. Some have family rooms perfect for families with children, a gym, spa, and an indoor swimming pool as well.
To find luxury hotels in the region that offer impeccable rooms with crisp linen and plump pillows, look for accommodation that hold the highest awards of 5 Star Gold award by Quality in Tourism. Some can be found closer to lively shopping districts and others are settled in between the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, affording guests some of the stunning views in Somerset.
Some travellers are only looking for a warm, clean place to lay their head at night and simple, cheap hotels will do. These tend to be near the motorway as opposed to the town centre and may be noisy and lackluster, but there are also many which provide exemplary service as good as any modern high quality hotel.
Taunton in Somerset England UK
The main line station in town center is connected by fast trains with London (two hours to Paddington), Bristol (45 minutes), central Birmingham and Plymouth. National Express provides regular coach services to most parts of the country.
Bristol International Airport is lesss than 1 hour away by car and Exeter Airport is just over 30 minutes away. Plymouth Harbour and Poole ferry ports are within easy reach.
Region : South West of England
County : Somerset
What to see and do nearby
The Museum of Somerset
(Taunton Castle , Castle Green, TA1 4AA England UK)
Very interesting and informative museum set in a castle, displaying the history of the county. Highlights include the Dido and Aeneas mosaic and the Neolithic objects.
(Cheddon Fitzpaine, TA2 8LG England UK)
Hestercombe gardens is a really nice and peaceful park with excellent play areas, flower beds and a fountain. A lovely place to visit in the heart of Somerset.
The County Ground
(The County Ground, St James Street, TA1 1JT United Kingdom)
Cricket ground, home of Somerset County Cricket Club. It’s one of the world’s finest domestic cricket grounds.
The Willows & Wetlands Visitor Centre
(Stoke Street Gregory, TA3 6HY United Kingdom)
Very educational place to visit. It’s a really good museum showing insight into the history, work and future of the willow growing.