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  • 1 St Mary Magdalene Interesting

    Religious buildings

    sq. Church

    In true Somerset tradition, this splendid medieval church has a slender tower built of the red and golden Ham Hill stone. The bosses and angels carved in the roofwork are typical examples of local craftmanship.

  • 2 St James's Interesting

    Religious buildings

    This 14-15C church (except the north arcade and aisle) features a 37-m tower of Quantock red sandstone with Ham stone decoration.

  • 3 Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Taunton Castle

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

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