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  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Mininum check-in age: 18

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Castle Neroche

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Castle Neroche is located on the northern edge of the Blackdown Hills (some 900ft above sea level). The surrounding wood provides a fascinating insight into the history of the area.

The site was a small settlement over 2600 years ago when it probably supported a small farming and hunting community. In Saxon times, over a thousand years later, the north slope of the hills became an important hunting forest and by the Norman conquests of 1066 the site was an important stronghold, especially during the west country revolts.

The name Neroche is thought to be derived from the Old English nierra and rechich or rachich, meaning the ‘camp where hunting dogs were kept’. Rache were a of hunting dog. The earliest record of the word is from Close Rolls of 1235 when retchirch is substituted for La Newechirch.

Today, the castle is classified as a scheduled ancient monument ensuring that it can be enjoyed by future generations too. A visit to the Forest of Neroche will offer you spectacular views over Taunton towards the Quantock Hills and Exmoor and a place to enjoy a stroll with the family.

To find out more, check out the official website now!

Castle Neroche.

Book your stay!

Why not combine your visit to Castle Neroche with a stay at the family-friendly Taunton Holiday Inn? This Taunton hotel is situated just 25 minutes away.

On offer are our fully refurbished modern and comfortable bedrooms all of which include high-speed internet access and LCD TVs for the best in entertainment. What’s more hotel guests can even take advantage of Holiday Inn Taunton’s fully equipped Spirit Health Club, which includes access to an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.

Take a look at our great Taunton hotel packages and offers! 

Book your stay online or contact our reservations team on 03333 209 354 and quote reference "IGBBB"


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