7 Nov

Taunton, at the centre of a delightful county

Taunton, at the centre of a delightful county

Taunton, the county town of Somerset is one of the area's liveliest yet most charming spots. It boasts a strong, vibrant high street set against a backdrop of serene Somerset countryside, one of the many reasons why so many people are keen on finding property for sale in Taunton.

The town itself is located in the heart of the county, just off the M5 motorway, and is surrounded by a plethora of small Somerset villages each with individual charisma. Local cuisine and places to see are not in short supply with the local area having plenty of both. Cider and other local farm produce are always plentiful on the narrow country lanes while tourists sites such as Glastonbury Tor, the Wookey Hole and Lyme Regis keep people coming back year-on-year.

Taunton has a rich military history, being the base of 40 commando from the Royal Marines, while it is also one of the main commercial and retail sites of Somerset. This is thanks to its high street and also a number of commercial sites around the town. Perhaps unsurprising, given it is the largest town in the county.

It is currently undergoing an urban regeneration plan to keep it driving the local economy and to encourage people to set up home there.

The reputation that Taunton has for being a real hub of the county and a top Somerset player is helped by its impressive transport links. Taunton rail station is located close to the town centre, while its close location to Bristol Airport means air travel is not out of the question either. The aforementioned M5 offers a good road link further north.

Taunton's rich history coupled with its impressive commercial and residential opportunities mean that it should always be considered when looking to move to the Somerset region.

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