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Somerset is home to many picturesque and attractive towns, and Yeovil – in the south of the country – is one of the most popular of all. An ancient town that existed before the Roman occupation of the area, Yeovil today harbours much of great interest in both historical and cultural terms, and is a charming town in which to spend some time.

A famous symbol of Yeovil – although actually in the neighbouring village of Barwick – is a turreted folly topped with a statue charmingly known as ‘Jack the Treacle Eater’, while the town also boasts a well preserved 15th century farmhouse and barn, Hamstone Abbey.

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This historic town has much to offer in the way of old and interesting architecture, and the selection of pubs and cafes tucked away down quiet streets, plus the excellent rail and road networks, make it a very popular tourist destination in a very beautiful part of England.

Fleet Air Arm Museum, RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester BA22 8HT (01935) 840565
The Fleet Air Arm Museum, seven miles from Yeovil, houses Europe’s largest naval aviation collection. One of four Royal Navy museums, the Fleet Air Arm Museum celebrates the flying arm of the Royal Navy.
Sited at RNAS Yeovilton, the museum is spread across four exhibition halls and contains over ninety aircraft and 30,000 artefacts.

Cadbury Castle
This sweet sounding castle has many exhibitions on display here relating to local life.

Haynes Motor Museum
There are some impeccably restored vintage vehicles here that all car enthusiasts would love to take out for a spin. There is also a restaurant, a gift shop and play area for the kids. (01963 440 804)

Ilchester Museum
A good documentation of the history of the area, the people, landscapes and industry can be found in this well researched museum. Located in High Street.
(01935 841 247)

Tintinhull Garden
There are several gardens here with different themes, but the main feeling in these gardens is of serenity and beauty. Located in Farm Street. (01935 823 289)



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