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Transport to the area is reasonable with trains from Taunton to the west of the county taking approximately 100 minutes to Paddington and the fast line from Bath taking only 90 minutes. The journey from Yeovil Junction takes approximately 135 minutes to London Waterloo as it is affected by single track to the west of Salisbury.

The A303 is the main trunk road running through the county and it is mostly dual carriageway. Taunton is about a 3-hour drive to London, while Wincanton to the east is less than 2 1/2 hours. The further north or south from the A303, however, increases travel times due to busy 'A' roads and small lanes.

The improvement of the A303 has made the county much more accessible from London, and sparked interest in the country house market. Since the demise of the modern, and unpopular, county of Avon, the city of Bath is now once again part of Somerset, although its housing market is still largely independent from the rest of the county.

The M5 services the west of the county linking it to the Midlands and the North, while Bath and North East Somerset are close to the M4.


Sought after locations

The Chew Valley and the cathedral city of Wells, the smallest city in England, are among the best places in the county to live, together with Butleigh, which is close to Millfield School, and Castle Cary. Prices have risen in recent years, but they are cheaper towards the coast.


Major Towns


Chard, Frome, Cheddar, Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet, Axminster, Wincanton, Castle Cary, Ilminster, Crewkerne, Bridgwater, Taunton, Bath, Bristol, Wells, Wellington.


Transport Links


Train: Paddington to Taunton; London Waterloo to Yeovil.
Car: Taunton is 148 miles from London and Wincanton 117 miles, via the M3 and A303.
Airports: Bristol International Airport

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