Nestled on the River Yeo, Yeovil is an English country town dating back to the Roman times. This quaint area is a great place to explore historic sites, excellent museums and picturesque gardens and parks.
Things to do
Yeovil is home to a regal Fleet Air Arm Museum, showcasing complete aircraft, photographs, medals and models of Royal Navy ships. Its galleries display the story of naval aviation, from the first manned kites to modern Sea Harriers and helicopters.
Take a guided tour of the 16th-century Montacute House to see one of the most beautiful Elizabethan houses in England. You can admire the art and history displayed inside, including nine carved statues of warrior men, then watch live shows of costumed and traditional horsemanship during summer.
If you’re fascinated by train travel, visit the Yeovil Railway Centre to get an up-close look at a large steam engine being turned and serviced. You can travel back in time on a historic brake van or in a coach, then see an 1864-built transfer shed in the Visitor Centre and Cafe.
Located 30 minutes from Yeovil’s city centre, Glastonbury Abbey’s 14-hectare parkland is perfect for an afternoon picnic and exploring 14th-century ruins. History is brought to life with guided tours of its tranquil surrounds and in a museum detailing its prominent events and archaeological finds.
The easiest way to get around Yeovil is by car, while buses service the town centre and railway station. Bristol Airport is 1.5 hours away by car, while trains connect to London Waterloo in 2.5 hours.