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Wellington Town in Somerset

Photograph of Wellington

Location

Wellington is a small town in southwest Somerset. It lies about 7 miles southwest of Taunton in Taunton Deane district, close to the border with Devon. Wellington and its suburbs currently have a population of about 14,000. Known as 'Weolingtun' in the Anglo-Saxon period, its name had changed to 'Walintone' by the time of the Domesday Book of 1086.

Wellington became a town under a royal charter of 1215 and during the medieval period it grew as a centre for trade on the road from Bristol to Exeter. Major rebuilding took place following a fire in the town in 1731, after which it became a centre for clothmaking. Wellington gave its name to the first Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, who is commemorated by the nearby Wellington Monument. It was erected to celebrate the Duke of Wellington's victory at the Battle of Waterloo. It is now owned by the National Trust.

Tourist Information

The nearest source of local information is available from Wellington Tourist Information Centre.

Events near Wellington

Sat, 1 - Fri, 21 Dec (ca. 22 km)

Santa Hunt in the Walled Gardens

Sun, 28 Jul (ca. 12 km)

Taunton's Vintage and Salvage Fair

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Dining out near Wellington

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Wellington, Wiveliscombe, Chard and Bridgwater.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowWellington

arrowWiveliscombe

arrowWatchet

arrowDunster

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowWellington

	arrowWiveliscombe

	arrowTaunton

	arrowWatchet

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Wellington, Taunton, Wiveliscombe and Bridgwater.

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