Taunton is at the centre of a historic area, because of
it's position in the centre of a valley with the river making it more accessible.
Taunton is still a busy market town with an excellent
shopping centre and facilities.
Somerset County Cricket Club has its headquarters in the town with a
good share of national and international players gracing the team.
Coarse and trout
fishing on the river Tone at Taunton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe (
on the A361 about 9 miles west of Taunton). Other good waters
include the Taunton-Bridgewater Canal, the West Sedgemoor Drain and