Wellington has a population of around 14,500 residents with many interesting local shops and two major supermarkets being Waitrose and Asda. The town has a theatre, cinema, its own weekly newspaper as well as cricket, football and rugby clubs. Notable buildings include the Grade 11 Listed Duke of Wellington monument, built to commemorate the victory over Napoleon in the Battle of Waterloo 1815, marking the end of Napoleon’s rule. As well as local primary schools there is The Castle School rated as Outstanding by Ofsted and the Independent Wellington School. Nearby is Taunton, the County Town of Somerset. The town is noted as the home of Somerset Cricket Club and Taunton Racecourse. In the centre of the town is the 19 acre Vivary Park, complete with 18 hole golf course, tennis courts and children’s playgrounds. There is an excellent town centre for shopping which includes all the leading retailers, whilst Hankridge Farm Retail Park is close to J25.