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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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Ilminster Childrens Carnival - Don't forget to enter
Ilminster Carnival kicks off with the Childrens Carnival on Saturday, September 24, at 1.45pm, juding takes place at 1pm.
Entry forms available from the Chard and Ilminster Newspaper two weeks before or on Ilminster Carnival Committee website www.ilminstercarnival.co.uk. Any enquires ring 01460 54649
Ilminster Carnival takes place at 7.15pm on Saturday 1st October. Herberts funfair will be in town on the rec between Wednesday 28th September and Saturday 1st October.
Please support the Carnival and secure this date in your diary. We hope to see you there.
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