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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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Ilminster becomes first Fairtrade town in South Somerset.

Picture of the FairTrade Logo

The idea for Ilminster to become a Fairtrade town was proposed in early 2014 and was enthusiastically seized upon by local businesses, schools, churches and most importantly, the people of Ilminster and the surrounding villages.

With the formal support of the Town Council an application was made to the Fairtrade Organisation towards the end of 2014 and on 3rd of February 2015 Ilminster was officially awarded Fairtrade Town status and thus becomes the first Fairtrade town in South Somerset.

There is a wider choice for Fairtrade shopping in Ilminster than you might have thought! Full details and current information is always on the website

Date Posted: 27/02/2015.



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