Castle and Museum of Somerset
Taunton Castle, Taunton TA1 4AA Route Planner
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Tue-Sat and Mon Bank Hols 10am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm)


Dating from the 11C-12C, this castle is well known for being the property of the bishops of Winchester. During the Civil War, Taunton and its castle came under siege on three occasions. Part of it now houses the Museum of Somerset, retracing the history of the region.


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