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Taunton Travel Guide  

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Situated in the South West of England, the country town of Somerset, Taunton lies on the River Tone, in an area called the Vale of Taunton between Brendon, Blackdown and the Quantock hills.
The city has a total population of 88,241 with a total “Taunton Urban Area” population of 58,241 that includes the Bishop’s Hull, Staplegrove and Galmington suburbs.
 Musgrove Park Hospital, the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office and Country Cricket ground are located here. Taunton has been hosting the Taunton Flower Show since 1866 in Vivary Park and also participates in the annual West Country Carnival.
The climate is temperate, usually milder and wetter than other parts of the country. The city shows a seasonal and diurnal variation in the climate with January as the coldest month and July and August as the warmest. Rain falls mostly in autumn and winter. The city offers quality attractions, culture and events.

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Mr Antoni Williams
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Overall Guide : It's like being back home in New Zealand, walking around. Easy going. Polite drivers and shop assistants. From exchange rates , obviously twice as dear as home. But that's the way it is worldly. I'm staying in North Petherton. But that... more doesn't stop me catching the bus, and with national express offering 30 % off of fares, it means a regular visit to shops and cafes whilst here. Thoroughly enjoyable place, Taunton
Not to be missed Castle lodge gardens , Somerset cricke museum , Thursday market
Emmeline Storey
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : I grew up in Taunton between 1954 and 1967. It was a more attractive town then, quieter with fewer boring modern buildings and with plenty of small shops where people knew your name and had time to chat. But nice... more as this was for residents I am sure tourists today will find it a much livelier place and a good base for touring the area.
Not to be missed Buncombe Hill , Vivary Park Bandstand , The Old Pig Market
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