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The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in West Monkton

Visit West Monkton PlacesVisit West Monkton places using Walkfo for free guided tours of the best West Monkton places to visit. A unique way to experience West Monkton’s places, Walkfo allows you to explore West Monkton as you would a museum or art gallery with audio guides.

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West Monkton is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated 2 miles (3.2 km) north east of Taunton. The parish includes the hamlets of Monkton Heathfield, Bathpool, and Burlinch and the western parts of Coombe and Walford. When you visit West Monkton, Walkfo brings West Monkton places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


West Monkton Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about West Monkton

Visit West Monkton – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 16 audio plaques & West Monkton places for you to explore in the West Monkton area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best West Monkton places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

West Monkton history

The charter for West Monkton was given to Glastonbury Abbey by the Saxon king Centwine in 682. The monks from the abbey gave the village its name Monkton. There had been a mill at this location for several centuries, which had been rebuilt or adapted as required. In March 1812, the structure was burnt down by a fire, caused by “excessive friction excited in the stones used in the process of shelling clover seeds”

West Monkton landmarks

West Monkton Landmarks photo

Within the parish is Hestercombe House and gardens designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The estate is Grade I listed on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest. The site also includes a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest as it is used as a roost site by Lesser Horseshoe Bats.

Why visit West Monkton with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit West Monkton PlacesYou can visit West Monkton places with Walkfo West Monkton to hear history at West Monkton’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo West Monkton has 16 places to visit in our interactive West Monkton map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout West Monkton, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at West Monkton places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to West Monkton & the surrounding areas.

“Curated content for millions of locations across the UK, with 16 audio facts unique to West Monkton places in an interactive West Monkton map you can explore.”

Walkfo: Visit West Monkton Places Map
16 tourist, history, culture & geography spots


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Walkfo West Monkton tourism map key: places to see & visit like National Trust sites, Blue Plaques, English Heritage locations & top tourist destinations in West Monkton


Best West Monkton places to visit

West Monkton has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied West Monkton’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo West Monkton’s information audio spots:

West Monkton photo Maunsel House
Maunsel House in Somerset was built in the late 14th or early 15th century. It is the family seat of the Slade baronets and is a Grade II* listed building.
West Monkton photo Roman Catholic Church of St Teresa of Lisieux, Taunton
The Roman Catholic Church of St Teresa of Lisieux in Taunton, Somerset, dates from 1958–1959. It is the only known church design of Eric Francis, a Chepstow-born architect. St Teresa’s is a functioning parish church within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton.
West Monkton photo Church of St Mary, Cheddon Fitzpaine
The Anglican Church of St Mary in Cheddon Fitzpaine, Somerset, was built in the late 13th century. It is a Grade II* listed building.
West Monkton photo Church of St Giles, Thurloxton
Norman Anglican Church of St Giles in Thurloxton dates from the 14th century. It is predominantly from the 15th century with 19th-century restoration including the addition of the north aisle in 1868. English Heritage has designated it as a Grade II* listed building.

Visit West Monkton plaques

West Monkton Plaques 0
West Monkton has 0 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo West Monkton plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit West Monkton using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each West Monkton plaque. Currently No Physical Plaques.