Looking for somewhere to stay in South Somerset, Why not check out Ilminster ?, For more information look at Visit Ilminster
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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Christmas is coming
Why not visit the Christmas Tree Festival which is taking place in the Minster from Monday 9 December to 4pm on Saturday 14 December
Join the Christmas Celebration in the courtyard of Monks Yard is taking place on 13th December from 5:30pm with hot soup, mulled cider, stew, games and activities for all the family. Entry is Free and donations will go to local charities and organsiations.
Christmas Postal Deadlines
International Airmail including Airsure® and International Signed For™
- Monday 9 December Cyprus, Eastern Europe
- Tuesday 10 December Canada, France, Greece, Poland
- Friday 13 December USA
- Saturday 14 December Western Europe (excluding France, Greece, Poland)
HM Forces Mail - British Forces Post Office (BFPO)
- Friday 13 December Airmail to Static BFPOs
- Wednesday 18 December 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For™
- 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For™
- Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed™
New Restaurant/Coffee shop
Celandines - a new restaurant/coffee shop has recently opened in Ilminster, contact details can be found in our business directory
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