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Vibrant market town with its own country park

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Yeovil Country Park

Yeovil is a Somerset town with many places of interest in and around it to visit. There are lots of shops and restaurants to keep the most avid of shoppers busy. There are also several interesting museums to visit – it’s a particular draw for those that have an interest in cars or aviation. In the heart of Somerset, it’s reasonably close to the Dorset coast and resorts along the Bristol Channel like Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea. Glastonbury is a worthwhile day trip from Yeovil, and the cities of Bath and Bristol are also within easy reach.

If you love wandering around country parks where can see lots of interesting wildlife in a managed environment, Yeovil is close to two: Yeovil Country Park and Ham Hill Country Park. The former was established in 2002. The park has been split into five sections, including Ninesprings which is a network of paths that follow the course of the River Yeo, which flows through the town. Located a short walk outside of the town centre, it’s a great place for visitors and residents alike to exercise and relax. Ham Hill Country Park is home to Iron-Age earthworks covers 164 hectares with its hilly grasslands and shady woodlands to discover. It is also a designated Nature Reserve, full of wildlife and old quarries for them to shelter in - take binoculars.

“Yeovil is at the heart of the western county of Somerset…”

For entertainment, Yeovil has a theatre that offers a diverse programme of touring events from musicals, bands and ballet. There is a cinema too showing all the latest Hollywood blockbusters. One of the most popular family attractions in the area is the Fleet Air Museum, which is only five miles outside of Yeovil. Boasting Europe’s most comprehensive collection of naval aviation memorabilia, it’s a definite must-see. There are exhibitions with planes from all of the major war conflicts involving the UK, including the Second World War and the Falklands War. The jewel in the crown is the first British-built but now famously decommissioned Concorde.

The country

Yeovil acts as a hub for the outlying countryside villages and the ancient county of Somerset. To the far west of the county are the Quantock Hills, famous for being home to the poet Samuel Coleridge, the author of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. His old house is a museum in Nether Stowey, and there is a statue dedicated to the poem on the quay at Watchet. There is a steam train that runs from Taunton to Minehead on the North Somerset coast. There’s so much to find and discover in Somerset for visitors to the county.

We have some lovely cottages in and around Yeovil. Why not take a browse through our collection of Yeovil cottages to feel inspired?

While you’re there

Haynes Motor Museum

Cars galore for all the family to marvel at in one of Somerset’s best museums

Yeovil Country Park

This park is located in the middle of town and since its establishment in 2002 has become a real draw

Fleet Air Museum

For fans of aviation, this is the best collection of aeroplanes in Europe

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