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St. Just, Cornwall. July 2004

St Just

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St Nectan's Parish Church

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Recommended Towns & Villages near Taunton

Bridgwater

Bridgwater (38 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Somerset (9.0 miles, 14.5 km, direction NE)

Bridgwater emerged from a village of the Middle Ages to become a prosperous river-port. Later, it became known as the place where Monmouth proclaimed himself King...

Holford, Quantock Hills

Holford (4 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset (11.2 miles, 18.1 km, direction N)

Holford lies in a peaceful wooded valley at the foot of the lovely Quantock Hills crowning the landscape where the county of Somerset sweeps towards the coast...

Country field

Chard (450 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Somerset (12.0 miles, 19.3 km, direction SE)

Chard is a small market town in somerset..

Langport

Langport (7 Pictures)

in the county of Somerset (12.2 miles, 19.7 km, direction E)

This old town cradled at the heart of the Somerset Levels, sits bounded by the soft rolling Somerset countryside...

Broadhembury Shop and Tea-room

Broadhembury (7 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon (14.5 miles, 23.4 km, direction SW)

Broadhembury is an idyllic village which is an oasis of calm and beauty lying at the edge of the Blackdown Hills...

A picture of Dalwood

Dalwood (30 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon (15.0 miles, 24.1 km, direction S)

Charming village in the Devonshire countryside with a wonderful old thatched pub serving excellent food and a fantastic church. Well worth a look..

A picture of Martock

Martock (22 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset (15.2 miles, 24.5 km, direction E)

The interior of Martock's Ham-stone church is perhaps the grandest in all Somerset, the startling effect of the golden stone against the most lavishly decorated of the county's great tie-beam roofs is simply overwhelming...

Axminster, Devon

Axminster (43 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Devon (16.8 miles, 27.0 km, direction S)

Famous for its carpets often likened to Turkish, Axminster was one of the first West Saxon settlements formed along the River Axe in Devon...

Blue Anchor, Somerset

Blue Anchor (23 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset (17.0 miles, 27.4 km, direction NW)

Blue Anchor in Somerset is a village dominated by the bay in which it is named after, and by the Hoburn Holiday Park, a quiet well kept park for holiday makers that sits just.....

St Andrew's Church, Colyton, Devon

Colyton (21 Pictures)

in the county of Devon (19.1 miles, 30.7 km, direction S)

The town of Colyton, in Devon, first appeared as an ancient village around 700 AD and appeared inthe Doomsday Book as 'Culitone'. It was once described as "the most rebellious.....

Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury

Glastonbury (103 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Somerset (19.2 miles, 30.9 km, direction NE)

This little town now enjoys world renown for its annual music festival which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the globe. None-the-less, this still remains very much a.....

A panoramic view of Pilsdon Pen.

Pilsdon (8 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (19.6 miles, 31.6 km, direction SE)

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A packhorse bridge in the village of Winsford on Exmoor National Park, Somerset.

Winsford (3 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset (20.7 miles, 33.4 km, direction W)

One of the prettiest and most unspoilt of villages, steeped in history and mentioned in the Domesday book..

Seaton

Axmouth (16 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon (20.8 miles, 33.5 km, direction S)

This quiet resort of colourwashed cottages sitting at the edge of the River Axe was once an important south Devon port...

Playing on the beach.

Minehead (148 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Somerset (20.9 miles, 33.6 km, direction NW)

Minehead is a quintessential English seaside resort on the beautiful Somerset coast whose mild climate has been a magnet for visitors since Victorian times. At the end of Quay.....

Beautiful Dorset

Charmouth (102 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset (21.2 miles, 34.0 km, direction SE)

This pretty resort grew up in a gap of cliffs overlooking picturesque Lyme Bay. In the days prior to the motor car it was a fashionable coaching stop. One illustrious visitor of.....

Near Town Mill

Lyme Regis (276 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset (21.4 miles, 34.5 km, direction S)

Almost the first thing you notice about this pleasant seaside resort, is the spaciousness of the town. The second, and nothing can prepare you for this, is the sheer scale of Lyme Bay with its splendid views towards the rugged sandstone cliffs west of Eype Mouth...

High Tide

Seaton (311 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Devon (21.5 miles, 34.6 km, direction S)

The town is mostly Victorian and Edwardian in character, you only have to cast your eyes above today's modern shop fronts to see handsome overhanging bay windows which belong firmly to another era...

Netherbury

Netherbury (6 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (21.7 miles, 34.9 km, direction SE)

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Wookey, Somerset

Wookey (5 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset (22.7 miles, 36.5 km, direction NE)

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Recommended attractions near Taunton

Taunton Castle, Taunton, Somerset

Taunton Castle (1 Pictures)

(0.3 miles, 0.5 km)

The turbulent past of historic Taunton Castle, is masked by its transformation into a luxurious comfortable hotel with an award.....

Snowdrops at Otterhead. The Blackdown hills in the county of Somerset, England

The Blackdown Hills (21 Pictures)

(5.5 miles, 8.9 km, direction SW)

Fascinating scenic area where you can enjoy an extraordinary variety of scenery ranging from tiny coppices to vast woodlands, all.....

Field with Black Down Hills, Devon

Black Down Hills (8 Pictures)

(8.9 miles, 14.3 km, direction SW)

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Halsway Manor Children's Festival

Halsway Manor (4 Pictures)

(10.5 miles, 16.8 km, direction NW)

Halsway Manor is unique residential Folk Centre set on the southern slopes of the Quantock Hills in West Somerset. Set in.....

Barrington Court, Somerset

Barrington Court (49 Pictures)

(11.3 miles, 18.3 km, direction E)

Barrington Court is an attractive 16th-century house built in the engaging "E" shaped style of the period in mellow Ham Hill.....

Quantock Hills

Quantock Hills (216 Pictures)

(12.5 miles, 20.2 km, direction NW)

This beautiful range of hills is a part of England where stags and deer can still be seen roaming freely. In many ways the.....

Amur leopard

The Wildlife Park at Cricket St. Thomas (2 Pictures)

(13.5 miles, 21.7 km, direction SE)

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Forde Abbey, nr Chard, Somerset. A former Cistercian foundation. Photo taken September 1991.

Forde Abbey (12 Pictures)

(14.9 miles, 23.9 km, direction SE)

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Loughwood Meeting House, Dalwood, Near Axminster, Devon. Owned by the National Trust

Loughwood Meeting House (13 Pictures)

(16.0 miles, 25.7 km, direction S)

17th-century thatched Baptist meeting house, constructed approx 1653...

Montacute House

Montacute House (68 Pictures)

(17.8 miles, 28.6 km, direction E)

This is one of the most glittering of all the great Elizabethan mansions in England. It is built of glowing honey-coloured Ham.....

Dunster - Village & Castle (1) - June 2003

Dunster Castle & Garden (46 Pictures)

(18.6 miles, 30.0 km, direction NW)

The high walls of Dunster Castle look down over the quaint village of Dunster from its imperious setting atop of a classically.....

Lytes Cary Manor, June 2009

Lytes Cary Manor (42 Pictures)

(19.0 miles, 30.5 km, direction E)

Intimate manor house with Arts & Crafts-style garden. Tudor great hall and 14th-century chapel, this was home to medieval.....

Glastonbury Abbey, Fall 2006

Glastonbury Abbey (95 Pictures)

(19.2 miles, 30.9 km, direction NE)

This is believed to be the site of the oldest Christian Church in the world, for centuries it has been the focus of Christian.....

Chalice Well Entrance

The Chalice Well Gardens (11 Pictures)

(19.5 miles, 31.4 km, direction NE)

There are many associations with Chalice Well covering countless centuries; it is a timeless and sacred place, full of legend,.....

Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury, Somerset

Glastonbury Tor (37 Pictures)

(19.9 miles, 32.0 km, direction NE)

Swirling mists rise over the Somerset Levels, where approaching the town of Glastonbury, suddenly above the mist you catch a.....

Blackberry Camp. - Iron age settlement near - Beer. Devon

Blackbury Camp (18 Pictures)

(20.1 miles, 32.4 km, direction S)

Blackbury Camp is an Iron Age hill fort situated in Southleigh, Devon, England. The hillfort was built during the 4th century and.....

Fleet Air Arm Museum, Somerset

Fleet Air Arm Museum (3 Pictures)

(20.6 miles, 33.2 km, direction E)

The Fleet Air Arm Museum houses Europe's largest Naval aviation collection. Go on-board Concorde and be transported by a.....

A view of the Marine Aquarium on the old Cobb with Lyme regis, Dorset, in the background.

Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium (1 Pictures)

(21.3 miles, 34.3 km, direction S)

Where better to see and learn about the creatures of the deep than in an aquarium suite set tantalizingly beside the sea. Well,.....

Lyme Regis Museum, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Lyme Regis Museum (2 Pictures)

(21.5 miles, 34.6 km, direction S)

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Where are the birds?

Killerton (50 Pictures)

(21.7 miles, 34.9 km, direction SW)

Walking towards the handsome Georgian property known as Killerton House, you get only a hint of the surprises awaiting you.....


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