Local Information

Yeovil is a lively South Somerset town surrounded by picturesque villages and rolling countryside and is well situated with excellent road links via the A37, A30 and A303, and access to the M5 motorway at Taunton (junction 25) and Bridgwater (junction 23).

The town is located on the Somerset / Dorset border and the South Coast is approximately 21 miles (West Bay)

Yeovil has a good range of shopping facilities including the modern pedestrian precinct “the Quedam” where there are a good range of National retailers including Marks and Spencer, Boots, Primark and Dunelm.

Banking is also well catered for with National Westminster Bank, Hsbc , Lloyds Tsb and Barclays as well as Nationwide and Santander all having a presence.

Supermarkets include Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, Lidl and Aldi.

There are numerous nursery, pre-school and primary schools as well as three academy schools and Yeovil College of further education.

Yeovil also has a wealth of history first mentioned in Saxon times in 880 & also mentioned in the doomsday book of William the Conqueror. Yeovil also stands on the Roman Fosse Way with remains of Roman villas found in and around the town and surrounding villages.

More recent history is with the gloving industry hence the nickname of the Yeovil football team being “The Glovers” and the home to the famous Pittards leather company.

Since the early 20th century Yeovil has also been the home to Westland Aircraft & Helicopters now known as Leonardos Helicopters and a large employer in the town.

Sport and leisure are also catered for with Yeovil golf club, Yeovil Town football club based at Huish Park, Goldenstones Swimming Pool and fitness gym, Ninesprings Country Park (part of the 99 acre Yeovil Country Park) , Mudford recreation ground with athletics track, pitch and put golf, football pitches and tennis courts.  There are numerous public footpaths leading into the South Somerset countryside and beyond.

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