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.
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)
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)
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)