Day Trips From Taunton: Where to Go and What to See

Day Trips From Taunton: Where to Go and What to See
The stunning blue-hour view of the Taunton castle, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Explore England at the most traditional yet iconic tourist attractions of the country

Gandharv Kamala
June 17 , 2019
02 Min Read

If you are in Taunton and wondering where to go once your match gets over, don’t worry. We have got you covered. Irrespective of whether your team won or lost the game, you still need to get out and unwind. Let go off the pressure and travel the English countryside. Once you are done exploring the Saxon village with its historical landscapes, you can hit the road and discover nearby places of interest.

You can rent a self-driven car or a bus or hire a bike to tour in and around Taunton. There are a lot of private bus operators that offer daily excursions within the vicinity. Let’s discuss some of the popular ones.

View the luxury of the British Royalty at Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Located at 152 miles from Taunton, in the very heart of London the Buckingham Palace is arguably one of the biggest tourist attractions in the United Kingdom. The palace serves as both the official residence and the administrative headquarters of the monarch. Spanning over 39 acres, the lavishly furnished rooms and splendid works of art offer the onlooker a peak into the private world of British royalty. The Changing of the Guard, a long-cherished tradition is a must see while exploring the grand structure.  

The view of Big Ben from River Thames

River Thames   

Next undertake a 70-minute drive through Wembley to the River Thames. Once you reach the waterfront, hop on to a river cruise.   Enjoy sumptuous two-course meals on board while you sail past some of the prominent landmarks in London such as the London Eye, Big Ben and the Waterloo Bridge. While cruising, you might as well grab a couple of drinks and enjoy the sunset.

Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Highgrove Royal Gardens

Highgrove Royal Gardens

A 90-minute drive to the south of Taunton takes you to the Highgrove Royal Gardens. Attracting close to 30,000 visitors each year, the lush Gardens are a part of the private property of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. While strolling around the gardens we recommend you to try a delicious meal at the Orchard Restaurant. Also do not forget to pick up some of the famous Highgrove biscuits from the Estate shop.

Visitors wander through the Diagon Alley movie set at the Harry Potter Studio tour

Harry Potter Studio Tour

Most of us have grown up reading the Harry Potter books while others have enjoyed the movies. Whatever your excuse, the three-hour drive from Taunton to the Harry Potter Studio in Watford is definitely worth the travel. The Warner Brother Studios have gone to a great extent to recreate the breath-taking sets by incorporating authentic props to enrich the viewer’s experience. This includes the costumes you see are those which the actors wore which shooting the films.

 

  


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