Location

 

Tel: +44 (0) 1984 667555

Email: enquiries@williamsandcleal.co.uk

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inspiring location

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Our workshop is located 10 minutes outside Taunton town centre, in Somerset, positioning us perfectly between the north and south Devon coasts.  These famous coastlines have so much to offer with long sandy beaches, dramatic scenery, harbours, marinas and the spectacular Exmoor coastline.  Rural Somerset in contrast has rolling hills, wild moorlands, ancient woodlands and historic villages for you to explore.

 

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places of interest

Exmoor National Park contains an amazing variety of landscapes within its 267 square miles, including moorland, woodland, and rugged valleys, shaped by nature over thousands of years.

The Quantock Hills are right on our doorstep, with plenty of walks to keep you busy.
Bristol has lots to offer, with historic sites, art galleries, and museums, including; Brunel's SS Great Britain, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and Arnolfini; one of Europe's leading centres for the contemporary arts.

With both Bristol and Exeter easily accessible via car and with good train links you won't be too far from city life.

West Somerset Railway is one of Britain’s longest steam railway running 20 miles between Bishops Lydeard to Minehead. 


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activities

If you are interested in surfing we are spoilt for choice, with Saunton Sands, Woolacombe and Croyde Bay all in North Devon.  Saunton sands has a very forgiving beach break, which is perfect for beginners and long boarders.  Whereas, Croyde Bay is renowned as one of the best and most consistent surf beaches in the UK.  Kiteboarding, Paddle boarding, and Sea Kayaking are also popular at these beaches.

If hill walking and mountaineering is your thing, Somerset has much to explore with the Somerset levels & moors, Exmoor National Park, the Quantocks, Blakdown and the Mendip Hills. 

There are many lakes used for Watersports throughout Somerset and Devon, where you can learn to sail, windsurf, kayak and row.  Many of these lakes such as Wimbleball have on site instructors and facilities to hire equipment.

Rock climbing, absailing and Coasteering also popular in Somerset and the North Devon; from the international centre for caving and rock climbing in Cheddar, to the numerous climbing sites along the North Devon Coastline.

The south-west has plenty of off-road routes to suit all abilities and levels of cycling. These include energetic mountain bike trails to leisurely scenic trails.


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Places to stayPlaces to stay

places to stay

There are a variety of options in and around the Taunton area for places to stay, from B&Bs, house sharing or renting our own place.  

www.somerset-accommodation.co.uk
www.quantock-orchard.co.uk
www.quantockonline.co.uk
www.visitsomerset.co.uk
www.west-somerset-today.co.uk
www.castlemoat.co.uk
www.rightmove.co.uk
www.findaproperty.com

travel

Travel options

The workshop is located approx 20mins by car from the M5 Junction 25, and 40mins from the A303.  Taunton has good rail networks around the South West and to most major surrounding destinations including; Bristol, Exeter, Bath, Birmingham, and London.

Bristol International Airport
www.bristolairport.co.uk
Tel: 0870 1212747
Distance from workshop : 46 miles 

Exeter International Airport 
www.exeter-airport.co.uk
Tel: 01392 367433
Distance from workshop : 40 miles

Taunton Railway Station 
www.nationalrail.co.uk
Tel: 0845 700 0125
Distance from workshop : 10 miles