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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Housed in Taunton’s historic castle, the Museum of Somerset tells the county's fascinating story from prehistoric times to the present day. Within the 12th century castle walls you’ll find contemporary gallery spaces and great family visitor facilities, all situated within the vibrant town centre. Discover 400 million years of history With an amazing nine themed galleries, each with its own distinctive character, there’s something for everyone to discover. Our ‘must see’ exhibits include a 200 million year old Plesiosaur fossil (a type of marine reptile); the impressive Low Ham Roman mosaic; a stunning Bronze Age Gold Torc; the Giant’s Shoes worn by 7ft4 Joseph Sewell; and the Banwell Bear skull of an 80,000 year old Ice Age hunter-killer. The museum also houses The Somerset Military Museum.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Park
“Hestercombe House and Gardens, a unique combination of three centuries of garden design: Coplestone Warre Bampfylde’s Georgian landscape garden, the Victorian terrace and shrubbery and the stunning Edwardian formal garden design by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
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“Grand building with an easygoing, rustic interior and a feel-good menu of panini, burgers and tapas.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“High quality, Michelin star restaurant, so it's no surprise the food and service is top notch. Only visited once, but was truly delicious right down to the table nibbles they supplied (looks a little like bird seed, tasted amazing, had to ask for more, and apparently we're not alone in asking for more!). All three of us had steaks, which were perfect in every way, not something you can often say about steaks in the UK!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“You will be served a delicious meal using plenty of local ingredients in a very warm and friendly environment.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“Sheppy's is a 200 year old family owned, sixth generation master cider maker. One of the oldest and most respected cider brands in the world. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“great vide, often live music, popular pub with locals, busy, best to book in advance, very close to the river for a summer paddle.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“Home to Taunton Flower Show, music and concerts Vivary Park is located close to Taunton town centre. It covers 7.5 hectares of parkland and boasts a lovely café, bowling green, mini golf, a band stand and more.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Food
“Full of local produce (you pay accordingly to support the locals) and also a restaurant (never eaten there but it is always busy!). You can pick up some great quality food here, fresh and frozen (including frozen fruit for smoothies!). Worth a trip on a lazy Sunday afternoon.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Set in village of West Bagborough this pub has literally risen from the ashes to be transformed into a stylish gastro pub with an excellent menu. Or you can just have a drink. Or coffee. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Great restaurant, we absolutely love the tandoori salmon - sounds odd, but tastes amazing!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Down a lane but worth hunting it out. Excellent vegetarian food in an interesting building with nice light and the chefs on display.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Transportation
“Train station goes direct to Paddington and North, so Manchester Piccadilly etc.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“We have a lovely Tea Rooms and convenience store 2 minutes walk away that serve delicious food and drinks and have a store that sells most things that you might need.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“The woollen mill is open to visitors and you can watch fabric being made, including the unique Devon tartan. The ancient steam engine is often fired up on bank holidays.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Grand building with an easygoing, rustic interior and a feel-good menu of panini, burgers and tapas.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“High quality, Michelin star restaurant, so it's no surprise the food and service is top notch. Only visited once, but was truly delicious right down to the table nibbles they supplied (looks a little like bird seed, tasted amazing, had to ask for more, and apparently we're not alone in asking for more!). All three of us had steaks, which were perfect in every way, not something you can often say about steaks in the UK!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“You will be served a delicious meal using plenty of local ingredients in a very warm and friendly environment.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“Sheppy's is a 200 year old family owned, sixth generation master cider maker. One of the oldest and most respected cider brands in the world. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“great vide, often live music, popular pub with locals, busy, best to book in advance, very close to the river for a summer paddle.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Great restaurant, we absolutely love the tandoori salmon - sounds odd, but tastes amazing!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Down a lane but worth hunting it out. Excellent vegetarian food in an interesting building with nice light and the chefs on display.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
“We have a lovely Tea Rooms and convenience store 2 minutes walk away that serve delicious food and drinks and have a store that sells most things that you might need.”
  • 6 locals recommend

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