Yeovil or Givele, meaning forked river, as it is recorded in the Domesday Book is a market town with a population of 45,000.
In the 20th Century it became home to major aerospace and as a result was bombed in WWII and is still a major industry to the town. Michael Heseltine famously grabbed the ceremonial mace in Parliament to protect Britain’s last Helicopter manufacturer.
The surrounding villages are beautiful lying in the undulating hills of the Somerset Dorset border to the east and the flatlands of the Somerset levels to the West. The local villages are predominately comprised of houses and cottages built from the local Hamstone quarried at Ham Hill or the Jurassic blue lias stone.
The National Trust with Barrington Court, Montacute House, Tintinhull House and Lytes Cary leave history lovers speechless. The views from Ham Hill are breathtaking. Discover the four follies at Barwick and the nine springs in Yeovil Country Park.
Places to visit
- Ham Hill owned by The Duchy of Cornwall with it’s fine views and working quarry.
- Yeovil Country Park with its Ninesprings
- Barwick Park with it’s most famous of four follie, s Jack The Treacle Eater
- National Trust properties at Montacute, Titinhull, Barrington and Lytes Cary
- The Fleet Air arm Museum
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