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44 rooms from $199 per night

“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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“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.”

Hotel Overview

“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.”

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!
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

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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“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!”

Other Reviews

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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44 rooms from $199 per night

Hotel Overview

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

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