Nearby Popular Attractions

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Yeovil is a town in South Somerset, Wyvern Apartment is situated at the South West edge of the town, close to Westlands and not too far from Yeovil District Hospital. Yeovil is surrounded by some lovely little traditional villages which have some beautiful walks, shops, parks, pubs and restaurants to enjoy. Yeovil is a great place and a central hub to base yourself for exploring the surrounding area in all directions. The town is ideally located for many cities and attractions including the stunning Jurassic coast, the beautiful city of Bath, Longleat Safari Park and the World Heritage Site and Stonehenge. Below is a list of some of the most popular attractions and places to visit.. There is of course lots more not listed here and for your convenience there will be a folder located within the apartment with brochures of many more things to do.

Visit the Coast

 

While your here why not take a drive down to the spectacular south coast. There is plenty to do and many coastal towns and cities within an easy drive from Yeovil for a lovely day out. Why not try your hand at fossil hunting as many of the below are part of the world famous Jurassic coast. 

-Lyme Regis is a quaint little coastal town with a lovely sandy beach where the whole family can spend a day at the seaside

-West Bay is another lovely small harbour town to visit where the popular television series "Broadchurch" was cast.

-Weymouth has long stretches of beach and plenty to do along the beach as well as in and around the town.

-Durdle Door (pictured) and Lulworth Cove are both beautiful and dramatic parts of the Jurassic Coast. Durdle features a natural limestone arch rising out of the sea, you can either take the staircase down to the pebble beach or enjoy the stunning views with a walk along the cliffs. The village of Lulworth Cove has retained all of its traditional English seaside charm, you could spend the day pottering around this tiny village and natural beautiful cove and soaking in the atmosphere.

Fleet Air Arm Museum

 

The Fleet Air Arm Museum will thrill the whole family. Get up close and personal with Europe's largest collection of Naval aircraft and see the first British Concorde.You'll 'Fly' by helicopter to the replica flight deck of the Ark Royal where two enormous projection screens show aircraft taking off and landing. Witness an air sea rescue when a Buccaneer is lost over the side into the sea. There's even a nuclear bomb.Situated alongside RNAS Yeovilton, you may also see aircraft flying in and out.Visit The Fleet Air Arm Museum. The thrill is being there. Opening hours 10:00 am to 4.30pm November until March and 10:00am to 5.30pm April to October.

Distance: 7.4 Miles --- Car travel Time: Approx 15m

Trip Advisor rating - 4.5 out of 5 stars

Haynes Motor Museum

 

The Haynes International Motor Museum is the UK's largest collection of the greatest cars from around the world with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from the dawn of motoring in the late 1800s through nostalgic classics of the 1950s and 1960s, glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to world renowned super cars like the Jaguar XJ220.

Located just off the A303 at Sparkford in Somerset the Museum currently offers 19 individual exhibitions and it is very much a “Museum in Motion” with tours, talks and activities for families, children and enthusiasts alike. Packed with precious metal, the Haynes International Motor Museum is truly a world class motor museum.

Distance: 8.8 Miles --- Car travel Time: Approx 20m

Trip Advisor rating - 4.5 out of 5 stars

Longleat Safari - UK's No1 Safari Park

(As seen on TV's - Animal Park)

Enter a land of adventure. Where lions roam. Tigers stalk. And monkeys swing. Travel through time in a grand stately home. Lose yourself in one of the magical mazes. Hold exotic creatures from the ends of the Earth.

Longleat is set in more than 900 acres of Capability Brown-landscaped parkland, Longleat was the first safari park to open outside Africa, 40 years ago. There are lions, tigers, rhino and giraffe, a safari boat can be taken to see the seals and Gorilla Island, which is home to a pair of cossetted lowland gorillas whose creature comforts include computer games and satellite television. A miniature railway, butterfly garden and maze are among the attractions, a great whole day out for the whole family.

Distance: 36 Miles --- Car travel Time: Approx 55m

Trip Advisor rating - 4.6 out of 5 stars

Fancy some retail therapy?

Clarks Village, Street, Somerset

 

Clarks Village is an outlet shopping village. It includes over 90 high street and designer retailers offering up to whopping 60% discount over normal high street retail shops, it also contains a number of coffee shops, restaurants and food shops. Also nearby the shopping village is the town of Glastonbury, well known for its famous music festival but also known for its ancient and medieval sites, many rich in myth. Glastonbury Tor is a tower-topped hill linked to Arthurian legend, overlooking the marshy Somerset Levels. Once said to be King Arthur’s burial place, Glastonbury Abbey is a ruined monastery dating to the 7th century. Nearby, centuries-old Glastonbury Tribunal has a museum with Iron Age artefacts.

Distance: 16 Miles --- Car travel Time: Approx 30m

Have A Day In Yeovil

Why not have a fantastic day in Yeovil exploring the High Street for some local cafe's, the market stalls and restaurants as well as plenty of retail therapy all located within the main town centre. 

Nine springs is an excellent country park taking you deep into nature for a nice stroll whilst never leaving the comfort of the town. If the kids need to burn off some energy try the Yeovil recreation centre followed by a bit of downtime at the 10 screen cinema.

For the evenings why not try eating out at some of the fantastic local eateries, check to see whats on during your stay at the Octagon theatre, and if no kids in tow have an explore of the local bars and clubs.

Distance: 1 Miles --- Within Walking Distance

National Trust - Montacute House

Montacute is a masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design. With its towering walls of glass, glow of ham stone and surrounding gardens, it is a place of beauty and wonder completed in 1601. The house was a statement of wealth, ambition and showmanship.

Come face to face with the past in the Long Gallery, which is the longest of its kind in England. The gallery houses over 60 Tudor and Elizabethan portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery.

A beautiful garden surrounds Montacute House, constantly changing, filling the house with scent in summer and providing an atmospheric backdrop for a winter walk.

Distance: 4 Miles --- Car travel Time Approx 12m 

Trip Advisor rating - 4.5 out of 5 stars

National Trust - Stourhead

When Stourhead first opened in the 1740s, a magazine described it as ‘a living work of art’. The world-famous landscape garden has at its centrepiece a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees, and offers a day of fresh air and discovery.

Uncover the fascinating history of Stourhead house with an Italian ‘Grand Tour’ adventure and enjoy the unique Regency library, Chippendale furniture and inspirational paintings. The Palladian house is set amid ‘picnic perfect’ lawns and extensive parkland.

Explore the 1,072 hectare (2,650 acre) Stourhead estate where chalk downs, ancient woods and farmland are managed for wildlife.

Distance: 30 Miles --- Car travel Time Approx 35m 

Trip Advisor rating - 4.5 out of 5 stars

Crealy Adventure Park, Exeter

With over 60 rides and attractions, Crealy Adventure Park & Resort is the South West's number one family day out. Offering a wide selection of outdoor rides and attractions, plus huge indoor soft & adventure play areas, there is something to do for the whole family, whatever the weather!

Plus with over 200 cute, cuddly farm and Zoo animals there really is something for everyone to enjoy and you are guaranteed to have a fantastic day out with the kids in Devon.

Distance: 46 Miles --- Car travel Time Approx 1hr 

Trip Advisor rating - 4 out of 5 stars

Roman Baths, Bath (Over 1 hour)

Firstly this one is slightly over our 1 hour drive limit however we felt we had to include it as we feel its worth the extra drive.

The Roman Baths and museum is one of the most popular heritage attractions in the UK.

The Roman Baths complex is a site of historical interest in the English city of Bath. The house is a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing. There are four main features: the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and the museum, holding finds from Roman Bath. 

The Baths are a major tourist attraction and, together with the Grand Pump Room, receive more than one million visitors a year. An audio guide is available in 12 languages.

Distance: 46 Miles --- Car travel Time Approx 1hr 10 min

Trip Advisor rating - 4.5 out of 5 stars

Donkey Sanctury, Sidmouth

Visit The Donkey Sanctuary and find hundreds of donkeys and mules waiting to meet you.

Explore our exciting new indoor attractions and find out just why donkeys matter through fun, interactive displays.

Embark on a journey into the far reaching work of The Donkey Sanctuary and the vital lifeline donkeys provide for communities around the world in the new Exhibition Barn.

Donkeys and mules are at the heart of everything we do; visit the Understanding Donkeys Zone to learn everything you need to know about these wonderful animals.

No visit is complete without a trip to Dr Svendsen’s Hut to learn the story of the sanctuary’s much-loved founder.

Distance: 41 Miles --- Car travel Time Approx 1hr 

Trip Advisor rating - 4.5 out of 5 stars

Wookey Hole Caves, Wells

Amazing Caves & Tunnels, 4D Cinema & Witch’s Laboratory, Valley of the Dinosaurs, King Kong,  Fairy Gardens, Cave Diving Museum, Cave Museum, Paper Making Demonstrations, Paper Making Museum, Wizard’s Play Castle, Mirror Maze, Vintage Penny Arcade, Pirate Zap Zone,  Pirate Island Adventure Golf, Caves Video Presentation, Circus Show, Witch of Wookey Hole, Dino Dig

Distance: 24 Miles --- Car travel Time Approx 50m 

Trip Advisor rating - 4 out of 5 stars

Slashdown Waterpark - Poole

Splashdown Waterpark is a great day out for family and friends. There’s something for everyone – from big kids to little ones – with some of the UK’s most exciting waterflumes.

For the thrill–seekers, brave the Screamer with its sheer vertical drop. Plunge into darkness on the Black Thunder; get into a spin on Infinity with its funky laser lights and jukebox. Or if that sounds a bit like hard work, just go with the flow on the Red River Roller.

There’s a starter flume for the younger kids, a shallow splash pool and even somewhere to play on dry land. They’re open all year round, with outdoor flumes open during the spring and summer. So grab your towel and get down to Splashdown!

Distance: 44 Miles --- Car travel Time 1 Hour

Trip Advisor rating - 3.5 out of 5 stars

Abbotsbury Swannery

Abbotsbury Swannery is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. The colony can number over 600 swans with around 150 pairs. Written records of the swannery’s existence go back to 1393 but it probably existed well before that, and is believed to have been set up by Benedictine monks in the eleventh century.

Distance: 25 Miles --- Car travel Time Approx 43 min

Trip Advisor rating - 4.5 out of 5 stars

Travel To Popular Cities and Towns

Dorchester - 20 miles, car travel time 30 minutes 

Bridport - 19 miles, car travel time 39 minutes 

Weymouth - 29 miles, car travel time 45 minutes

Wells - 28 miles, car travel time 50 minutes

Exeter - 48 miles, car travel time 1hr 5 minutes

Bristol -  44 miles, car travel time 1 hour 20 minutes 

Southampton - 74 miles, car travel time 1 hour 35 minutes

London - 135 miles, car travel time 2hrs 40 minutes

Train time to London - 3 hours