Originally founded by the Romans, Yeovil is a town with a rich and varied past. Famous for its glove-making industry as well as its modern-day links to aerospace and defence, the town is currently undergoing a process of redevelopment to ensure that it is one of Somerset's premier tourist destinations.
The town also possesses a number of listed buildings that still stand today, as well as galleries and museums such as the Yeovil Railway Centre.
Yeovil is also ideal for exploring the rest of Somerset, with nearby Taunton providing plenty of fun tourist attractions, the famous Cheddar Gorge and the historic sites of Glastonbury and Wells all within easy driving distance. A little further afield is Exmoor National Park, where climbers, cyclists and hikers can enjoy the great outdoors at its very best.
Yeovil Town, the local football club, have enjoyed much success in recent years and have significantly raised their profile in the game, as well as that of the town. There is also a well-established athletics club.
The Quedam Shopping Centre contains an array of different shops to explore, from high street names to independent boutiques. Perfect for some retail therapy, and after a hard day there's also plenty of opportunities to relax in one of the coffee shops and pubs, or enjoying some fine dining at one of the town's restaurants.