30 May

Enjoy the south-west of England with a house in Taunton

Enjoy the south-west of England with a house in Taunton

The south-west of England is a beautiful part of the country, and right at the heart of it is the Somerset town of Taunton.

Famed for its religious and military history, Taunton has recently undergone a regeneration project which is making it a fantastic place to live in modern-day Britain - while still retaining its charm.

Close to Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks, the countryside is just a short journey away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, while destinations such as Burnham-on-Sea, Weston-super-Mare and Exeter are also relatively close.

With the M5 passing around the east of the town, there are excellent links to Bristol for those who are wishing to commute, while rail links also ensure that those buying property in Taunton are well connected.

The River Tone flows through the middle of Taunton which provides a scenic backdrop to the town. And it is here in the centre where regeneration has taken place, after it was named as a Strategically Important Town or City. This allowed the council to receive funding for a number of projects, allowing Taunton to continue as a central hub for business in the south west of the UK.

There are a number of public parks in Taunton which make it a peaceful and quaint place to live - Vivary Park, Victoria Park and Goodlands Park are among the favourites for those who have been based here a while.

Education is something which is well-catered for in the town, with state secondary schools such as The Castle School and co-educational independents Queen's College and Taunton School.

There are also further education options provided by Somerset College of Arts and Technology, which is linked to the University of Plymouth.

Sport and leisure facilities will provide a plenty of entertainment away from work. Somerset County Cricket Club play their home matches at Taunton's The County Ground, while there are also football, rugby league, basketball and volleyball clubs to sit alongside Taunton Racecourse.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801592176-ADNFCR

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