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Wellington Town in Somerset

Photograph of Wellington


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

Fri, 23 Mar (ca. 23 km)

Solid Gold 70s Show

Sat, 24 Mar (ca. 23 km)

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

Sat, 24 Mar - Mon, 02 Apr (ca. 22 km)

Easter Activities at The Walled Gardens, Cannington

Tue, 27 Mar (ca. 23 km)

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs? with Dr. Ben Garrod

Wed, 28 Mar (ca. 23 km)

Somerset County Youth Concert Band Easter Concert

Tue, 3 Apr (ca. 23 km)

The Met Opera: Cosi fan tutte

Sat, 7 Apr (ca. 23 km)

Back To Bacharach

Wed, 11 Apr (ca. 23 km)

RSC Live: Macbeth

Sat, 14 Apr (ca. 23 km)

The Met Opera: Luisa Miller

Sun, 15 Apr (ca. 23 km)

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass

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Dining out near Wellington

Local Accommodation


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:







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






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.

Nearby Attractions




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