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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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Important Dates in the lead up to Christmas

Christingle Service in the Minster

The service takes place on Sunday 7th December

Christmas Tree Festival

Why not visit the Christmas Tree Festival which is taking place in the Minster from Monday 8 December 2014 and Saturday 13 December 2014.

Last Christmas Posting Dates 2014

In the UK

  • Thursday 18 December - 2nd Class
  • Saturday 20 December - 1st Class
  • Tuesday 23 December - Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®

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Free Car Parking

SSDC's Area West Committee is pleased to be offering free parking on the two Saturdays before Christmas, 13th and 20th December 2014, at their local car parks in Chard, Crewkerne and Ilminster.

Christmas Waste Collections 14/15

  • Monday 22 December - No change, usual collection
  • Tuesday 23 December - No change, usual collection
  • Wednesday 24 December - No change, usual collection
  • Thursday 25 December - Saturday 27 December
  • Friday 26 December - Sunday 28 December
  • Monday 29 December - No change, usual collection
  • Tuesday 30 December - No change, usual collection
  • Saturday 27 December - No change, usual collection
  • Thursday 1 January - Friday 2 January
  • Friday 2 January - Saturday 3 January

  • No change to subsequent dates, all collections resume on usual days. Revised collection days above also apply to clinical waste and assisted collections. Garden waste collections will not take place between Monday 29 December 2014 - Friday 9 January 2015, resuming from Monday 12 January 2015 on usual days.

    Date Posted: 24/11/2014.



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