Welcome to Norton Fitzwarren

A little local knowledge

Norton Fitzwarren is a village located 2 miles North West of Taunton. During World War 2 it was the location of a POW camp and in more recent time, for many years was the site of the Taunton Cider Company.  From the 1700’s Norton Fitzwarren became the base for several water-powered weaving and silk mills, which is what gave part of the area its name. Norton Fitzwarren may take its name from ‘North tun’ meaning a village north of another. 

Points of Interest

Norton Fitzwarren is the home of the Somerset Heritage Centre. Here you are granted state-of-the-art access for written historic records of Somerset, so if you looking to discover some local history this is the place to look. 

Norton Fitzwarren railway station was built in 2009 and is an untimetabled station on the West Somerset Railway. It is located 1⁄4 mile north of the old station that served the village from 1873 to 1961.

Things to See

Things to eat

The Crosskeys in Norton Fitzwarren boasts a traditional British Pub atmosphere serving lunch and dinner for hungry locals. 

Similarly, The Ring O Bells offers a Sunday Roast that is held in high regard and the friendly, casual atmosphere is the perfect setting to sample a something from their varied menu.  

Of course, being in close proximity to Taunton town centre means you are never far away from the cuisine of your choice. 

Things to do

For those with young children, there is an indoor soft play centre nearby where adults can enjoy refreshments as the little ones burn off some energy. 

For something more adventurous who not explore the local area with Channel Adventure Taunton? You can channel your inner adventurer by canoeing, paddle boarding or kayaking on the River Tone.  If you prefer dry land adventure Channel Adventure Taunton also offer fully secure tree climbing, you can join the kids and re-live the carefree memories of your tree-climbing youth. 

Norton Fitzwarren is not far from the River Tone where you can see Bradford Bridge in Bradford on Tone. It was built at some point between the 13th and 15th centuries and has been designated as a Grade II* listed building and scheduled as an ancient monument.

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