Accomodation in Yeovil – your authentic English escape
If you want to rent a holiday home in an authentic pretty English country town with all the facilities you need, it would be hard to beat Yeovil. Nestled in the heart of Somerset, this small town is perfect for a peaceful retreat. The name just means ‘town on the river’, but no two Somerset towns are alike, and you’ll find that its character is unique. You can ramble for what seems like miles through the historic centre, passing many fine old buildings, and not passing up many shopping opportunities. You can even uncover the history of European aviation and explore the railways.
Getting around and places to see:
The nearest airport is Bristol (1hr away). It is easiest to travel around Yeovil by car however there are plenty of cycle routes and paths for walking so you can enjoy the surroundings at your own pace. There is also a train station in Yeovil (Yeovil Pen Mill). The nearest large city to Yeovil is Bath, but easily accessible cities are also Bristol, Cardiff, Taunton and Exeter. For another travel opportunity, Yeovil is also a stone’s throw away from Lyme Regis, a town noted for the fossils found in the cliffs and beaches, which are part of the Heritage Coast—known commercially as the Jurassic Coast—a World Heritage Site in England.
Entertainment and cultural highlights for the whole family:
Yeovil Railway Centre was formed in 1994 to preserve the original Southern Railway and is one of the best and most popular tourist attractions, especially amongst children.
Montacute House is a masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design and tours are available. With its towering walls of glass, it is a place of beauty. The idyllic village of Montacute was used in the filming of Jane Austen’s ‘Sense & Sensibility’. The village is surrounded by British countryside with delightful walks through National Trust grounds and woods and Ham Hill National Park. It is also on the South Somerset cycle route.
Sheltered in the heart of the Somerset countryside the Fleet Air Arm Museum is home to the largest collection of naval aircraft in Europe and offers a day out guaranteed to thrill the whole family. Get a real insight into the giants of aviation history from the early pioneering years right through to today’s high-tech air power.