Staying in Yeovil

Staying in Yeovil

Somerset Tourist GuideThe town of Yeovil is situated in South Somerset close to the Dorset border. The town has a population of approximately 40,000 and has an excellent selection of shops, theatres, leisure, and sports facilities.

The Quedam Shopping Centre, designed to replicate a village street, runs parallel to the main shopping area which includes all the major high street names. On Tuesdays and Fridays, a street market is held in Lower Middle Street. Central to the town is the beautiful St John’s Church, the grounds of which offer stunning floral displays each summer.

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Yeovil boasts two theatres: the Octagon Theatre, and the Swan Theatre. At Yeo Leisure Park there is a ten-screen cinema and an 18 lane bowling alley. Nearby Goldenstones Leisure Park has a fabulous pool and health and fitness suite. Yeovil also has a dry ski slope at the Yeovil Alpine Village where you can improve your skiing technique or try out other winter sports. In addition, the beautiful Ninesprings and Countryside Park offer relaxing walks within five minutes of the town center.

The National Trust properties of Montacute House and Tintinhull House are just beyond the outskirts of the town. Motor enthusiasts will not want to miss a trip to the Haynes Motor Museum in Sparkford just off the A303, to the north of Yeovil. The Fleet Air Arm Museum will delight anyone with an interest in airplanes and the history of the Royal Navy. Here you can board Concorde as well as experience life on a simulated aircraft carrier.

Whether you are staying in Yeovil for leisure or business there is a good selection of accommodation available. There are plenty of B&B;’s, guest houses, and hotels to suit every taste and budget. If you are planning a longer stay you may prefer the comforts of a self-catering cottage in one of the pretty villages. The local countryside is delightful with meandering country lanes through rolling green hills dotted with sheep and cattle. There are many wonderful country pubs serving home-cooked food, many of which also provide good quality accommodation at reasonable prices.

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Anyone staying in Yeovil will not be disappointed with the variety of attractions and accommodation available.