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The Taunton Garrison

The Taunton Garrison

April 8

Experience the action and high drama of seventeenth century Somerset as history comes alive at Forde Abbey on the 8th April to tell the tale of the Monmouth Rebellion.

Join the Taunton Garrison as they prepare themselves for battle with weaponry demonstrations, drill displays and musket firing. Meet the redcoat soldiers who fought against the rebel uprising of 1685 in Somerset and experience, first hand, the living conditions of a seventeenth-century foot soldier.

Discover fascinating facts about the Rebellion and why one previous owner of Forde Abbey found himself locked up in the Tower of London on a charge of high treason.

Normal admission rates apply.

The history of the house is a fascinating tale, for more information please click here.


April 8


Forde Abbey
Forde Abbey
Chard, Somerset TA20 4LU United Kingdom
01460 220231