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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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The 2014 Poppy Appeal collection dates are from Saturday 25 October to Saturday 8 November.

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If you can offer an hour or two of your time to help the Ilminster Poppy Appeal Organiser please call 01460 57564.

Each week the Legion spends £1.4 million delivering practical care and support to the whole Armed Forces community. The Legion offers a range of services including benefits and money advice, advice on compensation claims and the inquest process and family holidays to our seaside break centres around the UK for those in need of a break. To help us continue to carry on our welfare and benevelont work please consider becoming a volunteer for the Poppy Appeal.

Volunteers are needed all year round to support all aspects our work so if you would like to know more about supporting the Legion, visit

Date Posted: 17/10/2014.



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