Ilminster attractions

Ilminster attractions

Ilminster SomersetFrom Ilminster you can explore the beautiful county of Somerset with its stunning coastline, the Quantock and Mendip Hills, historic towns and villages and unique areas of countryside. The coastal resorts at Minehead, Burnham-on-Sea, Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon are perfect for family holidays with numerous attractions and places to stay. There are 3 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, home to a diverse range of wildlife. Somerset is the home of Cheddar Cheese, you can still see it being made today in Cheddar Gorge. The Mendip Hills are the home of the ancient city of Wells and six miles away lies the mysterious town of Glastonbury.

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Attractions Chard & District Museum, Godworthy House, High Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1QL. Local history. Exhibitions on powered flight. History of Artificial limbs. Archaeology, Medicine, Music, Social History, Weapons and War. Wheelchair access to some public areas. About 4 miles south of Ilminster.

Chard & District Museum

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Attractions Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset. TA20 4LU. Tel: 01460 220231. Great Hall. Monk’s Dormitory. Cloisters. Chapel. State Rooms. The Forde Abbey tapestries were made in approximately 1620. The Oak Room is dominated by the enormous four poster bed. The four poster bed in The Bentham Room, with its red damask hangings was made for the visit to the Abbey by Queen Anne in 1714. www.fordeabbey.co.uk. About 6 miles south of Ilminster.

Forde Abbey

Attractions Barrington Court, Barrington, nr Ilminster, Somerset TA19 0NQ. Tel: 01460 241938. Jekyll-inspired garden, working kitchen garden and Tudor manor house. Colourful layout in a series of 'rooms' . Arboretum with vivid golden hues in Autumn. Kitchen garden produce used in the restaurant. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Neil Campbell-Sharp). www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 3 miles north of Ilminster .

Barrington Court

Attractions The Wildlife Park at Cricket St Thomas, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4DD. Tel: 01460 30111. One of the top Wildlife Parks in the southwest. One of its aims is to create environments in which animals can behave as naturally as possible. Lemur, marmoset, monkeys, camel deer, iguana and more. www.cstwp.co.uk. About 4 miles south of Ilminster .

The Wildlife Park at Cricket St Thomas

Attractions Stoke-sub-Hamdon Priory, North Street, Stoke-sub-Hamdon, Somerset TA4 6QP. Tel: 01935 823289. 14th/15th-century farm buildings, formerly a priests' residence. The Great Hall is open to visitors. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / John Bethell). www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 7 miles east of Ilminster .

Stoke-sub-Hamdon Priory

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