Special Interest Activities


TAUNTON RACECOURSE
A beautifully located racecourse offering outstanding views of the Blackdown Hills. With 13 racemeetings per year, the course attracts an enthusiastic crowd. A countryside course with a countryside atmosphere boasting modern facilities and fine hospitality.


SOMERSET COUNTY CRICKET CLUB
Situated in the historical town of Taunton, Somerset’s county capital, the County Ground makes for the perfect day out!


SKYDIVE UK LTD
If you are looking for a once in a lifetime experience or to become the next world champion, they can make it happen. Their centre has some of the best facilities in the UK, including one of the most comfortable and fastest climbing jump planes in the world.


THE MUSEUM OF SOMERSET
Right on our doorstep. With many new galleries to explore, and extraordinary objects to discover, The Museum of Somerset is a must-see visitor attraction for people of all ages from across Somerset and beyond.


HAYNES INTERNATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM
The biggest motor museum in the country.
The Haynes International Motor Museum (an Educational Charitable Trust, No. 292048) is dedicated to restore, retain and preserve motoring and motorcycling items of historical and cultural interest in England.


TAUNTON GOLF COURSES
Taunton offers superb leisure opportunities for golfers, surrounded by picturesque countryside and finely manicured greens. Oake Manor and Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Clubs are just a few within easy reach of our town centre location.


GAME SHOOTING
Well-known shoots near The Castle are the Chargot in Somerset and the Molland in Devon, organized by Bettws Hall, who recommend the hotel as a most agreeable ‘billet’ for shooting parties.


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