The Castle Hotel Somerset

“Since the 12th Century this Norman Fortress has opened its doors to travelers with immaculate hospitality and spectacular countryside spot. Comfortable, classically decorated rooms offer all the mod-cons. BRAZZ, the contemporary brasserie and locally popular Bow Restaurant offers a range of dishes.”

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“An elegant, townhouse hotel, its façade memorably smothered in creeper, that has welcomed travellers since the 12th century and was first built as a Norman fortress. The hall sets the scene and an impressive staircase winds up to spacious rooms with high ceilings. Some have views over the Norman garden. Downstairs, the hotel’s quiet, formal restaurant is well renowned (currently Liam Finnegan from Gidleigh Park and The Bath Priory is the head chef) and is contrasted by ‘Brazz’, a lively brasserie popular with guests and local shoppers alike.”

Written by  Fiona Duncan

They say

“The Castle has been welcoming travellers to Taunton for a thousand years. Today, the feeling is more family and home than hotel and business. Every bedroom and suite is different – each individually decorated by Louise Chapman. Her theme is warmth and a sense of welcome rather than anodyne designer chic. She wants you to throw off your shoes and put your feet up!”

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The Castle Hotel

"The wisteria-clad frontage sets up expectations that are not dashed inside, where you're met with much dark, carved wood, expensive carpet and an olde-English smell of mingling furniture polish, port and horseradish sauce. "

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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Facilities

Shops
Parking
Parking available on site for 5 pounds per day.
Conference facilities
Free wifi
Wifi
Bar
Wedding license
Walking distance restaurants
Billiard/pool table
Private dining room
Cots available
Meeting Room
Internet
Satellite / Cable TV
Garden
Restaurant
Pet friendly
Small dogs only
Child friendly
Babysitting services are available.
Suites
Disabled access
Room service
Sitting Room

Activities

Other Activities
Gorge yourself on the top notch cuisine offerd at the hotel, and then sink into a comfy chair by the fire.
Great walks
The nearby Hestercombe Gardens are recommended from those that know the area, plus the hotel will pack you a lunch.
Wildlife Area
The beautiful Exmoor National Park can be reached in a 20-minute drive, wild moors full of plants and animals.

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44 rooms from $212 per night

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Recommended for

Families
A great family stay, babysitting is available and the kids will love the novelty of staying in a castle with a moat to boot!

Activities

Other Activities
Gorge yourself on the top notch cuisine offerd at the hotel, and then sink into a comfy chair by the fire.
Great walks
The nearby Hestercombe Gardens are recommended from those that know the area, plus the hotel will pack you a lunch.
Wildlife Area
The beautiful Exmoor National Park can be reached in a 20-minute drive, wild moors full of plants and animals.

Other highlights

Owner managed
Conference facilities
Views
Free wifi
Romantic
Wedding license
Full of character
Luxury
Charming
Antiques
Historic
Landmark
Artworks
Restaurant
Pet friendly
Small dogs only
Child friendly
Babysitting services are available.
Traditional
Wellbeing
Disabled access

Hotel size

44 rooms
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