The Ilminster Web

Serving Ilminster and Surrounding Communities


Looking for somewhere to stay in South Somerset, Why not check out Ilminster ?, For more information look at Visit Ilminster

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

To read the rest of the story, please click here.

View All

Latest News

Have you been to the Starlight Cinema yet?

Experience movies under the stars in Ilminster during summer 2016. This new addition to Ilminster's night life is proving to be a popularly night out for many. Not only can you book tickets online for the shows at a discount rate but you can also order a 'Movie picnic box' supplied by Bonners of Ilminster

The open air cinema is located on Britten's Field by the new Archie Gooch Pavilion, which offers customers car parking and toliet facilities as well as having a bar.

The next film takes place on 22 July 2016 and is Grease. For more information and to book your ticket please visit

Date Posted: 11/07/2016.



View All

Latest Events

30/07/2016Jaws at the Starlight Cinema
05/08/2016Mamma Mia ! at the Starlight Cinema
06/08/2016Ilminster Forum`s Produce Market
12/08/2016Top Gun at the Starlight Cinema

Ilminster Web Legal Disclaimer


¦ Home ¦ Community Plan ¦ Community ¦ Local Goverment ¦ Business ¦ Tourism/ Discover Ilminster ¦ Going Green ¦