The largest town in Somerset, Taunton contains over 1,000 years of religious and military history, including a 10th century monastery and Taunton Castle. Taunton itself has also been home to many historically important events, including the Second Cornish Uprising of 1497 and the coronation of the Duke of Monmouth, who crowned himself king of England in 1685.
You'll also discover a thriving community spirit here, too. So you'll find it easy to make new friends. Central Taunton is part of the annual West Country Carnival circuit and hosts the Taunton Flower Show. Within Taunton, you'll also find the Eat Wellington Food and Drink Festival, and Fake Festival, which is home to some of the UK's most popular cover bands.
In the evenings, you'll find plenty of opportunities to enjoy some local theatre, arts and culture. The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre stages regular and varied performances throughout the year, while Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre hosts theatre, dance and comedy shows, as well as a range of performances from schools and colleges. If you're keen to take up a new hobby in your golden years, then you'll also find community classes here and at the Creative Innovation Centre in the town centre.
Sports fans are well catered for as well. Taunton is home to Somerset County Cricket Club and occasionally hosts the England men's and women's national teams. The town also contains a rugby union club, a rugby league club and a football club. Elsewhere, Taunton Racecourse is only two miles away from the centre of Taunton.
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