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Wellington Somerset
Wellington Somerset
    The Times recently reported that Wellington was the third-best place in Britain to live. Only third-best! Many of the locals would say there is nowhere better.

This small market town placed between the River Tone and the beautiful Blackdown Hills has everything most people would wish for.

Wellington is packed with the kind of independent shops that have vanished from many other UK High Streets. A traditional ironmongers and no less than four bakeries bustle alongside fashion and shoe shops that are independent and distinctive. Locally sourced meats and cheeses are easily available and a Farmers Market is held every first and third Saturday of the month.

Not that the independent retailers lack competition. The town also boasts three supermarket chains; Waitrose, Asda, and the Co-op. With flourishing cafes and pubs, plus the splendid art deco Wellesley cinema, this a town worth visiting – and only a mile from Junction 26 on the M5.
Wellington Food Town
Wellington Food Town is a major initiative to make Wellington the 'Food Town' of Somerset and is a
partnership between Somerset Food Links, Taunton Deane Borough Council and Wellington
Economic Partnership. Click here for more information on the food available in and around Wellington.
Wellington Museum

The Museum is open from Easter to the end of September: Monday to Friday 10.00a.m - 4p.m. Saturday 10.00a.m.-1.00 p.m. From October to mid December it is open on Saturdays only. 10.00a.m - 1.00 p.m. Entry is FREE. 200 yards west of traffic lights in centre of town.
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Wellington Museum
A bit about Wellington
The earliest reference to the town is to be found in a grant made between 899 and 909 where it was called "Weolingtun". The town was also mentioned in the Domesday Book, which recorded that land at "Walintone" and West Buckland was being worked by 61 farmers, 65 smallholders and 32 serfs.
Wellington Park
Wellington Museum Somerset
Wellington Park
  The award-winning Wellington Park, which was given to Wellington town by the Fox family in 1903 has been
restored thanks to a Heritage Lottery grant. The park was designed by F W Meyer of Exeter firm Veitch and Sons and is an important example of late Victorian design. The Friends of Wellington Park arrange a number of events in the park during the Summer months.
Wellington Monument

Wellington Monument, built in honour of the Duke of
Wellington, is a major landmark in the area and visible
from many parts of the town. Although Arthur
Wellesley took his title of "Viscount Wellington of
Wellington and Talavera" from Wellington in Somerset
in 1809, and later became Duke of Wellington, he is
reputed to have visited the town only once (in 1819),
even though he had an estate in the area.
  Wellington Museum Somerset
Wellington Monument
The monument, which is 175 ft. high, is on the highest point of the Blackdown Hills in what was the Duke's own land. The first stone was laid in 1817 and it was finally completed in 1892. The views from the Monument across the Vale of Taunton to the Bristol Channel and Exmoor are well worth seeing.