Taunton, Somerset offers an eclectic mix of national brands and quality independents in the safe setting of a vibrant county town. Visit for a day to appreciate the relaxed pace that shoppers crave. Return again and grow to love the quirky nature of our specialist shopping areas, excellent customer service and the sheer accessibility of the town.
Taunton offers serious shoppers a real alternative to bland and branded city malls. Immerse yourself in the town's historic and cultural offer. Explore further and uncover the artists, boutiques and specialist stores that make a shopping trip to Taunton a truly memorable occasion.
Taunton's main artery for shoppers extends from Station Road, in the north, crossing The Bridge into North Street and Fore Street then heading eastward to East Street and East Reach.
Taunton Town Centre offers three quite different shopping arcade experiences:
Taunton's Premier Shopping Centre boasts city shopping within a market town. In the heart of the Town Centre orchard offers the perfect combination of top high street manes and independent stores. There are over 40 shops, many in covered malls. You'll find the latest fashions for the whole family, from elegant style to fun fashion, jewellery, sports equipment and shoes.
Orchard provides a pleasant, clean, comfortable and safe environment, constant monitoring of public areas by CCTV and security staff present in the centre.
Easy access for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Browse through a great selection of fine retail shops offering a wide range of goods & services. Completely free of any vehicular traffic. Situated in the centre of the town, linking the Paul Street multi-storey car park High Street and Fore Street.
Taunton's Second Largest mall is also in the heart of the Town Centre. County Walk offers eateries, confectionery, key cutting & engraving, electricals,toys a video store and Sainsburys supermarket.Restricted parking is available in the Sainsburys car park.
This small but diverse mall has great bargains all the time. From traditional market stalls to newsagents and shops, Crown Walk offers gifts, hair & beauty, hardware, games, cafe and more. Just head for the High Street and you'll pass it as you walk through.Nearest parking is available off The Crescent.
The Riverside shopping area includes The Bridge, Riverside Place, St James Street, The Courtyard and Lower Middle Street. Riverside Place is a community of sixteen shops and a cafe overlooking the River Tone in the historical heart of Taunton. Car parking is available in the adjoining Coal Orchard car park or the nearby Canon Street car park.
The specialist shopping area of Bath Place provides an oasis of calm and an alternative to primary shopping streets. Find Bath Place through a narrow lane off High Street or through the Cider Press Garden on Corporation Street to emerge in the midst of a near complete set of 19th Century shop fronts characterized by octagonal glazing fanlights. Nearest car park is The Crescent car park.
Magdalene Lane leads from Church Square to East Street and hosts a hard-to-find cluster of independent businesses collectively know as Wyvern Shopping Centre. Collectively the businesses in Magdalene Lane have built up a loyal local following and visitors to the town are assured of a warm welcome at the shops and eateries to be found in this lane.
The east of town is characterized by busy shopping streets accommodating the national brands one might expect in a thriving county town. East Street and East Reach are busy shopping streets in Taunton with some handy on-street parking if a swift visit is all you require. East Reach has some of Taunton's longest serving specialist stores and is renowned for service and expertise. The nearest car park is Victoria Gate.
The North of town is characterised by independent retail businesses, many are long standing. North of town is the place for hobbies and sports. A walk across Tone Bridge rewards shoppers with an eclectic mix of hard to find specialists bursting to share their passion. Nearest parking is Belvedere Road or Priory Bridge Road