HESTERCOMBE GARDENS, SOMERSET, ENGLAND
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Acres of peace and tranquility, near to thriving Taunton, the county town of Somerset UK.Tags: Hestercombe Gardens, Somerset, Taunton, www.english-countryside.com
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