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Webmaster - 17 October 2013.
Wellington is a small country town standing between the River Tone and the beautiful Blackdown Hills. It has a large number of speciality shops from which you can buy a wide range of goods. Apart from the items mentioned on the left, there are gift shops, an oriental carpet shop, a health food store, an artisan baker, an ironmongers, and independent clothes and shoe shops. Local meats and cheeses are available and a farmers market is held every first and third Saturday of the month. The town also boasts 3 supermarket chains, Waitrose, Asda, and the Co-op.
There are also several pubs and cafés and, as it is so close to Junction 26 of the M5, Wellington is an ideal place to break a long journey.
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.
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. Directions: 200 yards west of traffic lights in centre of town.
Apart from the connection with the Duke of Wellington (the reason he chose Wellington for his title is unknown) the town of Wellington was also involved in the Monmouth Rebellion. The secret of the Duke of Monmouth's advance was discovered at the Half Moon Inn in North Street (now a small garden area) and this began a chain of events which led to Monmouth's eventual defeat at Sedgemoor.
Sir John Popham (1533-1607) was a Lord Chief Justice of England who took part in the trials of Guy Fawkes, Mary Queen of Scots and Sir Walter Raleigh. The mansion he built in Wellington was destroyed during the Civil War and stood where there are now playing fields, south-east of The Court. His monument stands in Wellington Parish Church.
Wellington was a keen contender in the South West in Bloom competition for 25 years and won the Portman Cup and gold medal in the category for medium-sized towns five times. In 2009 Wellington was awarded Silver Gilt. However, in 2010 the town pulled out of the competition due to financial constraints.
Click here to go to the Wellington Business Association interactive town guide/map of Wellington.
To contact the Wellington Website e-mail us at:
and put "Wellington Website" in the subject line.
To contact Wellington Tourist Information, please telephone 01823 663379 or e-mail: email@example.com.