The best days out near Days Inn Taunton

30 March 2019

Taunton and the surrounding county of Somerset has many parks and beautiful landscapes to explore in and around the region.

If you’re looking for somewhere with plenty of unspoilt scenery, here are the best things to do outdoors near Days Inn Taunton.

1. Quantock Hills

The closest area of wilderness to Days Inn Taunton is Quantock Hills, recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Starting just 25 minutes from Taunton and extending all the way to the coastline, there’s enough landscape to explore to keep you busy for the afternoon.

The area has a variety of walking routes around the hills and coastline, and you can pay a visit to Coleridge Cottage, a National Trust property that was once home to Romantic Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

If you’re staying in the local Taunton area on a Thursday, there’s also a farmers market which runs from 9am to 3pm, but check Quantock Hills’ website for local information on other markets in nearby Minehead and Bridgwater Castle.

2. Exmoor National Park

A 45-minute drive from Days Inn Taunton, Exmoor National Park is a unique park packed with beautiful landscapes and local villages for you to spend the entire day exploring.

Exmoor’s fascinating history spans thousands of years, and many remnants of its history can still be observed today through all of the archeological efforts and historical building preservation the park upkeeps for its visitors to enjoy.

Or if you fancy a trip to the coast, head towards The Great Hangman for a view of the largest coastal cliffs in England and Wales.

3. East Devon (AONB)

On the English Channel side of the region is East Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Renowned for its variety of wooded combes, river valleys and beautiful coastline, East Devon has a rich history and natural heritage for visitors to explore.

Use the website’s virtual archaeology tour for a great way to explore the local history for yourself on your visit.

Get active with the variety of cycling, walking and kayaking activities on offer, or simply stroll through the local towns and villages. See some short walking routes here.

4. Mendip Hills

If you head slightly north of Days Inn Taunton, you can visit Mendip Hills, another Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty characterised by its lakes and limestone hills.

With a variety of walking routes to explore and eateries proud to serve local produce and traditional recipes…

We also recommend taking a tour in Wells Cathedral, which boasts some of the largest remaining collections of medieval stained glass windows in England, dating back to the 12th century.

And if you’re up for the challenge, visit Cheddar Caves where you can go rock climbing or cave adventuring in one of the UK’s most spectacular landmarks.

Wrapping up

Go out and explore the local area by foot with the vast local Somerset and Devonshire scenery right on the doorstep of Taunton. Don’t forget to book with Days Inn!

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