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South Somerset is the real deal – English countryside, home to rich pastures, rustic cider orchards and acres of rolling farmland.

Discover fascinating museums, historic steam railways, Green Flag award-winning parks and an amazing seven National Trust sites. Explore the extraordinary 50-mile River Parrett Trail, an enchanting walk through unique flora and fauna, where you may be lucky enough to see kingfishers, marsh harriers and the famous Somerset cranes.

Highlights include: The River Parrett Trail, Ham Hill, Yeovil Country Park, Chard Reservoir, Haynes Motor Museum, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Montacute House, Lytes Cary and Barrington Court, and The Newt in Somerset.

For more information about things to see and do, food and drink, and places to stay, please go to: Visit South Somerset

Information Centres

South Somerset’s multi-award-winning visitor centre and gift shop welcomes tens of thousands of visitors every year, located on the iconic A303 near Stoke-sub-Hamdon at Cartgate Picnic Site. Useful local tourist information can also be found at Yeovil library and at Petters House in the Customer Connect area. Please check the links for more information and latest opening hours.

South Somerset Somerset Visitor Information Centre and Gift Shop

Yeovil Information Point

For all general visitor related enquiries to South Somerset, please email:

Last reviewed: July 19, 2023 by Joshua

Next review due: January 19, 2024

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