10 Things to Do in Yeovil That You Shouldn't Miss

October 1, 2017 Natalie Tallman

Yeovil (/ˈjoʊvəl/ YOH-vəl) is an English town and civil parish in the district of South Somerset, with a population of 45,000. It lies in Yeovil parliamentary constituency. It is close to Somerset's southern boundary with Dorset, 130 miles (210 km) from London, 40 miles (64 km) south of Bristol, 6 miles (9.7 km) from Sherborne and 30 miles (48 km) from Taunton.
Restaurants in Yeovil

1. The Octagon Theatre

Hendford, Yeovil BA20 1UX, England +44 1935 422884
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4.5 based on 225 reviews

The Octagon Theatre

The Octagon Theatre is Somerset's Premier Arts & Entertainment Venue presenting top quality entertainent and huge names right on your doorstep!

Reviewed By dundeetravellermrshc - Dundee, United Kingdom

Visiting Yeovil from Scotland, so was taken to watch Cinderella with my son and granddaughter, luvly theatre well laid out, comfy seats, a brilliant show, the flying horse and carriage was exceptional well done all involved in setting it up. the ugly sisters were so funny especially the add libbing from time to time, so funny, great costumes, had a great evening, thanks to you all, a great show

2. Fleet Air Arm Museum

B3151 | RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Yeovil BA22 8HT, England +44 1935 840565
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Fleet Air Arm Museum

The Fleet Air Arm Museum will thrill the whole family. Get up close and personal with Europe's largest collection of Naval aircraft and see the first British Concorde.You'll 'Fly' by helicopter to the replica flight deck of the Ark Royal where two enormous projection screens show aircraft taking off and landing. Witness an air sea rescue when a Buccaneer is lost over the side into the sea. There's even a nuclear bomb.Situated alongside RNAS Yeovilton, you may also see aircraft flying in and out.Visit The Fleet Air Arm Museum. The thrill is being there. Opening hours 10:00 am to 4.30pm November until March and 10:00am to 5.30pm April to October.

Reviewed By Red_Admiral_R06 - Taff in Transit

Very disappointed as both myself and my Father both served in the RN and were not entitled to discount on entry. This compounded by the fact that we had my disabled mother with me and were not made aware by the museum staff that as her carer one of us entitled to free entry, very disappointed. The policy is no refund but we were advised were could revisit at later date then get the discount. Really? We don't live in the area and this is not practical.
To end on a positive note as it is the museum I am reviewing, It is very good and well worth visiting, Excellent displays, good attempt at recreating 1970's Ark Royal in the Carrier exhibition and gives a good fell of what happens.
Hence the rating of 4 stars - would have been 5 if the staff had made us aware of the concessions for carers, shame

3. Montacute House

Montacute House Middle St, Montacute TA15 6XP, England +44 1935 823289
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4.5 based on 857 reviews

Montacute House

Built at the end of the 16th century, this is considered one of the most beautiful Elizabethan houses in England, which was a symbol of Sir Edward Phelips' wealth and high social standing.

Reviewed By fssutton1 - Ithaca, New York

First of all, this is a visually beautiful facility with large manicured Gardens, etc. The House is large and sparely furnished however, all of the items are of superior quality. This is combined with an extensive display of artwork. The cafe is also nice with reasonably priced items of quality.

4. Somerset Cider Brandy Company

Passvale Farm Burrow Hill, Martock, Yeovil TA12 6BU, England
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4.5 based on 53 reviews

Somerset Cider Brandy Company

Reviewed By LokiLab - London, United Kingdom

We visited here to purchase some cider brandy and to have a look around. Not too much to see, to be honest, but then we had not organised or booked any kind of tour. We did wonder round the orchard and looked at the animals. We were offered tastings, and tried the Shipwreck cider brandy (which my husband said was better than aged Calvados) and the cherry liqueur which I particularly liked. There were lots of other types of cider, cider brandy and other liqueurs on offer, as well as related local items. Good for local produce. Cross the road and climb the hill on the other side for outstanding views (and a swing for the kids).

5. Sherborne Abbey

The Parish Office 3 Abbey Close, Sherborne DT9 3LQ, England +44 1935 812452
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5 based on 576 reviews

Sherborne Abbey

Reviewed By Ashsaw - Surrey, United Kingdom

A haven of peace and beautiful architecture with an absolutely stunning ceiling towering above you.
There are free written guides to the Abbey which are very useful as otherwise you might miss some of the more interesting points. However I would suggest checking out the history before you go so you get the best out of your visit.

6. Ham Hill Country Park

Stoke sub Hamdon, England
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4.5 based on 92 reviews

Ham Hill Country Park

Reviewed By uktraveller713 - Tortola

Ham Hill Country Park is a really special place. It covers a large area and has fields which skylarks nest in during the summer, woods that are peaceful and beautiful and also an area with standing stones placed to celebrate the millennium and a war memorial with spectacular views.
We walk there regularly and it is a lovely park as it has areas that are suitable for a gently, level walk and also fields and woods that are perfect for a walk to wear out the most energetic dog or child!
The orchids in the fields flower in the summer and are exquisite. The skylarks singing in the same fields are the perfect accompaniment to an English summer day.

7. Lytes Cary Manor

Lytes Cary Manor Near Charlton Mackrell, Somerton TA11 7HU, England +44 1458 224471
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4.5 based on 348 reviews

Lytes Cary Manor

Reviewed By slickspivSheffield - Radstock, United Kingdom

I took my wife, her sister and her husband here to pass a few hours before they had to return home. What a lovely little house this is. Not up to the standard of some of the stately homes, but nevertheless found the history very interesting. The Gardens are beautifully kept. Just loved it and would go again.

8. Haynes International Motor Museum

Castle Cary Road, Sparkford BA22 7LH, England +44 1963 440804
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4.5 based on 947 reviews

Haynes International Motor Museum

Offering an excellent day out for everyone, with more than 400 cars and bikes displayed in stunning style, dating from 1885 to the present day. For the children there is the autogame experience, motoring themed play area, soft play area. Throughout the year the museum also hosts exciting events including Rare Breeds Motor Show.

Reviewed By Rodkoi - Arundel, United Kingdom

Having seen the museum while travelling at the end of 2017 decided to go for a visit. Lovely building and lots of free parking. Fantastic selection of vehicles of all types from veteran to modern. Everywhere clean and well organised with lots of very helpful staff and volunteers around the displays. About 400 cars plus motor bikes, racing cars with lots of information and smaller items. Free talks. Really enjoyed our 2.5 hours and could have spent longer. Give yourself at least 3 hours, longer if you can keep going!

9. Town Tree Nature Garden

Town Tree Lane | Stapleton, Martock, Yeovil TA12 6AP, England +44 1935 823203
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Town Tree Nature Garden

Town Tree Nature Garden is an eclectic mix of landscaped areas with shallow lake and ponds for wildfowl: A winding path takes you around the 1.5 mile walkway where you will see many wild and cultivated plants, statues and sculptures. Toilets but no cafe.picnics welcomed. No dogs. (Partial disabled access: phone ahead for directions to alternative parking.)

Reviewed By Janet2008 - Axminster, United Kingdom

We visited here in December, lovely sunny day and enjoyed our journey through the nature garden. We were lucky to meet and chat to the Chris Burnett the owner and designer - a great character who enjoyed talking about his work - such as the bench made of 2000 horseshoes for the millennium. This is not a polished garden but a lovely natural environment with lots of quirkiness. There are no coffee shops, just a lovely walk close to the somerset levels

10. Sherborne Castle

Sherborne Castle New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR, England +44 1935 812072
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4.5 based on 390 reviews

Sherborne Castle

Sherborne Castle & Gardens are open 30th March - 28th October 2018. Open Good Friday and Bank Holiday Mondays, (closed Mondays and Fridays). Gardens open 10am, Tearoom 10.30, Castle and Shop 11am. Last admission to Castle 4.15, Castle closes at 5pm, Gardens 6pm.

Reviewed By GH_C23 - Oxford

Lovely trip to the castle with 3 children. Castle was interesting & well presented - we all enjoyed it. The grounds are beautiful, even in the rain. Just a shame you can’t get close to the old castle.Thank you for visiting us. Apologies for the weather. The Old Castle can be largely seen from the far side of the lake. Sadly, access is not granted as it is under the management of English Heritage.

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