If you are visiting Taunton the Holiday Inn Express hotel is an ideal option – affordable accommodation just 1.5 miles from the town centre. It is also perfectly situated off the M5 motorway if you want to visit the wider Somerset area with its many cultural and breathtaking sights.
Taunton is a traditional English market town with a great mix of shopping and historical sites that make a great day out for visitors. Described as Somerset's county town, Taunton is home to Somerston County Cricket Club and the Taunton Flower Show.
Attractions in the town include Somerset County Museum which is in the grounds of Taunton Castle and Vivary Park. Taunton Racecourse is about 2 miles from central Taunton.
A trip down memory lane
If you are looking for a little bit of history, Taunton dates back to Saxon times with plenty of relics in the town all charting its dramatic and colourful past.
West Somerset Railway
Calling all trainspotters! The West Somerset Railway is a 22.75 mile heritage railway line connecting Minehead with Bishops Lydeard. Visitors can hop aboard the steam train and explore the beautiful scenery of the South-West, visit a Boat Museum or cider farm or even enjoy a steam train driver experience!
The beautiful Glastonbury Abbey is well worth a visit. Enjoy a peaceful walk around the stunning medieval ruins of the Abbey and the explore the on-site Museum. A great day out for all the family!
Shop 'til you drop
It may have an impressive heritage, though Taunton is certainly not stuck in the past. As the shopping capital of the county, it has top names in retail alongside plenty of options for eating and drinking.
Taunton Town Centre
Taunton is the shopping destination of choice in Somerset. You'll find an array of high street names alongside a range of independent shops. The town has several car parks or if you'd prefer, the town is served by non-stop shuttle buses.
Orchard Shopping Centre
The Orchard Shopping Centre offers a city centre shopping experience in a market town with the best of Fashion, Health & Beauty, Food & Drink and Gift stores to choose from.
The infamous Glastonbury Festival site is just an hour's drive from the hotel. The festival plays host to some of the biggest names in music, with previous headliners including Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, David Bowie and Coldplay.