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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 - Party On The Park - Sunday 28th August 2016

Party on the Park is back for a fouth year and will take place next Sunday 28th August on Ilminster Rec from 12pm until 8pm – final preparations are underway with lots of activies for the whole community to enjoy. As in previous years, entry to this event will be free to both stallholders and members of the public. The whole purpose of the event is to provide ‘fun’ activities for the local community and to give local community groups the opportunity to raise money. It also helps promote Ilminster as a town to visit.
  • Activities include:
  • Art Play
  • Fizz Pop Science
  • Party Dance
  • Charity Head Shave
  • Music throughout the Day
    • The Edge of Knowhere
    • Hillbilly Sunrise
    • The Salt
    • The Elvis Experience
    • Wise Intentions
    • Ilminster Majourettes
  • Tea Tents, BBQs
  • And much more…

Please put the date in your diary and come and join in the fun. More details about the event are available our Facebook page

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the local businesses who have sponsored the event. Without such sponsorship the event would not be possible - businesses such as C&D SW Ltd, Mitchams Accountants and Dot-The-Eye Ltd.

If you are an Ilminster community group and you want a stall it’s not too late to book your pitch. Contact us by emailing

Date Posted: 19/08/2016.



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