You might be wondering what else is nearby. Venture a bit outside of Taunton and you’ll come across some world-class attractions. Roman Baths barely needs an introduction. Located about 40 miles away in Bath, your itinerary should include this unmissable sight.
Point your car towards Berrow Sands. It’s 19 miles from Taunton and is the perfect place to clear your head. Enjoy a gentle stroll by the sea and listen to the waves lapping at the foreshore.
Socializing and networking with lots of new people can be exhausting. So if you’re visiting Taunton on a business-related trip, you’ll be pleased to learn that there are some great places to rest and relax near these top convention centers:
Woodlands Castle (2 miles away).
Combe Sydenham Hall (12 miles away).
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Having your own car in Taunton will give you the freedom to go wherever you like. Maybe you’re eager to head out of town, hit the country roads, and go where the wind blows. If so, book one of our mid-size or full-size SUVs and explore the rocky coastlines in the surrounding area. If you’d rather experience the bright lights of the city, take to the wheel of something small. Zooming around busy streets will be much less stressful with a compact or mini car.
First of all, there’s an impressive variety of both economy and high-end rental vehicles on offer in Taunton. What you go with depends on how much you’re willing to spend as well as what you plan to do. Prestige vehicles are hard to beat if you’re all about mod cons and comfort. If you want to indulge yourself, why not book a high-end SUV, or perhaps a slick medium-sized sedan? Otherwise, if you’re just after a set of wheels to whiz around town in at the cheapest price possible, you’re better off choosing an economy vehicle (or something else that’s unlikely to break the bank).
Driving around a new location needn’t make you grip the steering wheel in fear. If you’re visiting Taunton, get confident on the road with these helpful pointers:
In Taunton, you’ll need to stick to the left-hand side of the road. That means the driver’s seat is on the right side. If you’ve rented a vehicle with a manual transmission, get ready to be changing gears with your left hand.
It’s relatively easy to find a car space in Taunton, although it can be difficult to secure a spot in the busiest areas. Staying at a hotel that provides guests with on-site parking will make things more convenient.
One of the great things about visiting a smaller city is less traffic, so you won’t have to worry too much about peak-hour gridlock. With a population of only 60,400, you can expect a smooth Taunton driving experience.
The residential zones in Taunton have a 30mph speed limit. Outside these areas, the speed limits generally range between 30mph and 70mph.
Most of the time, your chosen rental car company will bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes. Or they may supply your information to local law enforcement agencies, who’ll then issue a fine directly to you.
As in many places, normal cell phone usage is not allowed while driving a car in Taunton. An exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just make sure you keep your eyes on the road.
When driving in Taunton, it’s an offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.08%. Planning to have a few drinks with lunch or dinner? Consider booking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
No. In Taunton, red equals stop, with no exceptions. When nearing a set of traffic lights, always drive at a safe speed so you can easily stop when you need to.
Although there are a few exceptions, seat belts are mandatory in Taunton Deane District.