paragraphDavid McCaffrey - Associate Partner
As I sit at my office desk and look out at the busy town centre I think to myself there cannot be many better county towns in England than this West Country treasure. It draws people from all walks of life and the town acts as a hub centre for a considerable catchment stretching into Devon and towards Minehead and Sedgemoor.
Taunton is steeped in history and just behind our office will be found Taunton Castle which is listed Grade 1 by English Heritage, within which is housed the recently refurbished and celebrated museum. Close by is the bus station with regular services within Somerset and to London. Taunton also has a mainline station and the journey time to London is under two hours.
The educational facilities in the town are exceptional with 3 independent schools and 4 secondary schools and the substantially revamped Musgrove Park General Hospital is the largest in Somerset with 700 beds, 30 wards and 15 operating theatres, many with state of the art facilities.
The fact of the matter is that if you were to ask me whether a particular facility exists in Taunton, the answer would probably be yes, but I cannot finish without mentioning our much loved and well supported Somerset cricket club located right here in the centre of Taunton. The famous ground has the Quantocks hills in the background, and these provide one of the many recreational draws of the area for walkers, mountain bikers and nature lovers. All in all Taunton and its surroundings is a sociable, pleasant and sophisticated place to live.