Taunton and Somerset Area
Taunton is in the heart of Somerset in the South West of England and is the area’s county town and commercial centre. Taunton offers an enviable lifestyle, where culture, art and community are surrounded by natural landscapes and open, public spaces. The region enjoys good weather, areas of outstanding natural beauty and a wonderful coastline.
Taunton is quintessentially British with a beautiful town centre park, a traditional food and craft market and is also home to the highly successful Somerset County Cricket Club. It is close to Stonehenge, one of the Wonders of the World and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. A short drive away is the historic city of Bath which is a designated world heritage site with its grand Georgian architecture and one of the world’s best-preserved Roman baths.
Taunton School is walking distance from the town centre which has excellent amenities and is the perfect place to do some shopping, meet for coffee or visit the theatre or cinema.
If you are considering pursuing a job role here at Taunton School, you will benefit from our central location. Here is some useful information on how long it takes to get to some of the UK’s major cities and towns:
Bristol – under one hour (by car)
Exeter – under one hour (by car)
London – 1 hour 45 minutes (by train)
Bath – 1 hour 30 minutes
Glastonbury – under 50 minutes
Exeter International Airport and Bristol International Airport are both 40 minutes by car. Heathrow London Airport is 2 hours and 30 minutes away and London Gatwick Airport is 3 hours and 30 minutes away. The train station is just a 15-minute walk away and Taunton is on main road and rail links to London and other major cities.
Map of the School campus
A link to the Taunton School Campus Map can be downloaded here.
Students and staff at Taunton School benefit from working in one of the most beautiful parts of the Country. With stunning scenery, outstanding quality of life, and increasingly excellent economic prospects, the South West has cemented its reputation as one of the very best places to live, work, and study in the UK.
There is a wealth of information about Taunton and the beautiful County of Somerset on the Visit Taunton and Visit Somerset websites.