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Dillington House

Ilminster and its surrounding Area

The old Somerset market town of Ilminster makes an ideal base for those wishing to experience a relaxing holiday in a rural setting. The pace of life here is still slightly slower, so there is plenty of time to get out and explore the countryside on foot, on a bicycle or by car. Anyone of these modes of transport will eventually lead you to some hidden but picturesque village where a pub lunch accompanied by a glass of 'Zummerset Zider' awaits you.


Just five miles north east of the town is Barrington Court. This Tudor manor house is complimented by a set of beautiful walled gardens including an unusual 'white' garden and a working kitchen garden. The design of the gardens is said to have been influenced by the world-renowned gardener, Gertrude Jekyll. Montacute, another historic house with its own living history group, is only ten miles away. This highly ornate late 16th century house with its amazing yew hedges has been used as the setting for a number of films, the most recent being The Libertine starring Johnny Depp. The Long Gallery at the top of the house is home to fifty or more Tudor and Elizabethan portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. Both of these National Trust properties offer the visitor a historic building to explore and a garden to relax in as well as restaurants and shops.


Tourist and Local information centre is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Easter until October
Tel: 01460 57294
Visit: The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster

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Do you know Ilminster now has a Food Bank?

Are you going through or know someone going through

  • A Family crisis
  • Benefit payments not made
  • Redundancy

To be referred, contact your

  • Surgery
  • Health Visitors / District Nurses
  • Local Schools
  • Adult Social Services
  • Social Services – Children’s Social Care / Action for Children
  • The Children’s Centre, Wharf Lane
  • CAP – Christians against Poverty
  • Parent and Family Support – Wadham School

The Food Bank is in Sweet Surprise Cafe, Silver Street, Ilminster. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10.00am to 12.00am.

Other times may be arranged by contacting:

  • Michael Pragnell, Tel: 01460-54212 (also general enquiries)
  • Lydia Munday, Tel: 01460-54145
  • Mary Jenkins: Tel: 01460-54244

For those who would like to donate please leave items at the food bank during opening hours, or there is a box at the back of the Minster church.

Date Posted: 05/01/2015.



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