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Ideally located just 5 minutes from the train station, the Royal Ashton hotel is perfectly placed for your visit to Taunton. With a rich history, there is plenty to see and do in this charming Somerset town.

Here are a few of our recommendations:

Vivary Golf & Adventure Centre
Located under a mile from the hotel, Vivary Golf & Adventure Centre offers a wider range of activities that the whole family can enjoy.


Learn the ropes quite literally with low level rope climbs before taking on the climbing wall and totem pole as well as a range of high ropes and a power fan descender!

The 18-hole golf course offers water hazards and bunkers for players of all abilities but for a fun activity for the whole family, why not try the crazy golf course?  When you start to run out of steam, you can take a break in the cafe.

The County Ground

The historic County Ground in Taunton is the home of Somerset County Cricket Club who have played there since 1822. Discover the full fixtures list here to see what’s happening throughout the season.


As well as the regular fixtures, the county ground has hosted International World Cup games and has also played host to artists including Elton John and Rod Stewart. 

The Somerset Cricket Museum is located here and is a great destination for cricket enthusiasts of all ages.

Hestercombe House & Gardens

For a real escape, why not lose yourself in fifty acres of lakes, temples, woodland walks and terraces at Hestercombe House & Gardens


The restored 17th century watermill showcases renewable energy alongside the original working mill machinery.

Award-winning visitor facilities include the Stables Kitchen Cafe, a gift shop and plant centre.


There is also the Hestercombe Art Gallery to discover within the historic Hestercombe House and the Column Room Restaurant for lunches and afternoon tea.
With a second-hand bookshop there’s plenty to keep you busy, whatever the weather.

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We are committed to offering the best available rates to guests who book directly with us. You can save yourself the time and effort of searching elsewhere, knowing that the very best value will be offered to you by our friendly team at the Royal Ashton Town House.

When offers and packages are available, we guarantee these will be offered to all guests who book through our website. For group bookings, please email the Town House directly at Group Ts&Cs available below.

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