Venues and Parking

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Venues and Parking

Taunton Literary Festival uses a number of venues other than Brendon Books, especially for larger events. Here is a list of venues with links to maps and some notes on parking in case you are not familiar with the  venue and the area.
Brendon Books, Old Brewery Buildings, Bath Place, Taunton TA1 4ER Map
Nearest parking is the Crescent Car Park (off the Crescent) which is free after 6 pm. If this is full The Castle Street Car Park and the Tangier Car Park just beyond should have spaces. They are about a 5 minute walk away.
The Castle School, Wellington Road, Taunton TA1 5AU Map
For those that  do not know the Castle School, it is, when approached by car, behind Bridgwater and Somerset College. Turn at the traffic lights on Wellington Road (right or left depending on which direction you are coming from) into Bridgwater College and follow the road to the right along the front of Somerset College and then continue straight ahead. There is a sharp bend to the left. Continue until the corner is rounded and you will soon see Castle School ahead and parking on the right. If the car park is full there are also car park spaces in the evening at Bridgwater and Somerset College. Retrace you steps and exit back onto Wellington Road, turning right and then re-enter the college at the traffic lights and this time take the left hand fork. Once you have rounded the corner you will see a car park on your right.
The Castle Hotel, Castle Green, Taunton TA1 1NF map
The Castle Hotel is in a pedestrianised area though there is access to the hotel car park for customers of the Castle Hotel. It is, though a small car park, and a better bet for most people may be the car parks at Castle Street and Tangier car park which are only a five minute walk away from the hotel.
The Friend's Meeting House, 13 Bath Place, Taunton TA1 4EP map
As for Brendon Books, the nearest parking is the Crescent Car Park (off the Crescent) which is free after 6 pm. If this is full The Castle Street Car Park and the Tangier Car Park just beyond should have spaces. They are about a 5 minute walk away.
Queen's College Theatre, Queen's College, Trull Road, Taunton TA1 4QS map
There are two main car parks, the first near the main entrance (take the middle option) or turn left past the front of the college and then turn right towards the car park adjacent to the sports centre.
Richard Huish College, South Road, Taunton TA1 3DZ map
There is limited parking at the front of Richard Huish College so it best to take the turning into Calway Road (a right turn if approaching from Taunton town centre) and then a right turn into Bishop Fox's drive as though visiting Bishop Fox's School. There is a car park on the right hand side.
Saint James Church,  St James St, Taunton TA1 1JS map
It is best to park in the car park adjacent to The Brewhouse or the Mary Street Car Park which is just a short walk away as the only parking available at the church is usually for St James Church helpers or event organisers.
Somerset Museum Castle Lodge, Castle Green, Taunton TA1 4AAn TA1 1JS map
The approach to the Museum front entrance is from the pedestrianised Castle Green. The car parks at Castle Street and Tangier just beyond are just a 5 minute walk away.
The Temple Methodist Church Upper High St, Taunton TA1 3PY map
Though some people park on the road out of office hours, a safer bet is the Crescent Car Park off the Crescent nearby. The car park to the right as you approach the mini roundabout from the Crescent is just a short walk away via the Crescent or the High Street (through the arch).