Pet-friendly Taunton hotel with free parking and breakfast included. Holiday Inn Express® Taunton M5, Jct.25 is close to the town centre and a 30-minute train ride from Exeter Airport (EXT). Hop aboard a steam train on the West Somerset Railway from Bishops Lydeard, 8 miles away or watch a match at Somerset County Cricket Club from spring until autumn. For some fresh air, head to the beautiful wooded valleys of Quantock Hills for a stroll or cycle. Feeling adventurous? Explore the pre-historic Cheddar Gorge & Caves and burn some energy rock climbing or exploring hidden underground caverns. The medieval Glastonbury Abbey is a 40-minute drive away and we're a convenient stopover for heading to beautiful Cornwall. In the evenings, meet friends in the lounge for dinner and drinks or satisfy late-night hunger pangs with a tempting pizza. Host a meeting for up to 45 people in our meeting space. The comfortable rooms feature free Wi-Fi, power showers and cosy bedding to help you sleep like a baby. Grab a bacon, sausage or veggie sausage bap along with some continental items and fresh coffee to fuel your morning.