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About Yeovil

Yeovil is the perfect base for exploring the charms of South Somerset, a place for apple cider and a ploughman’s, or cheddar sandwich, picnic overlooking a rolling, green landscape, dotted with the odd ancient church, manor, or farmhouse. This is an ideal spot for a quick countryside break - for those like to see a bit more than the inside of a country house hotel. Our Gurus’ recommendations for the best places to stay in Yeovil all offer fantastic food - as well as beautiful locations, and classic comforts, and our Gurus recommend visiting local produce markets if you can, and tasting the local treasures, as well as seeing the sights.

Yeovil is home to military bases, and has been for a long time, which has led to the creation of the impressive Fleet Air Arm Museum, an incredible collection of naval aircraft, which includes a Concorde, and a nuclear bomb - inactive. If you’re at all interested in military history or aircraft, the Fleet Air Arm Museum will be a revelation - luckily it’s one of those attractions with a ticket that lasts 12 months. Yeovil is also home to the Museum of South Somerset, and also has an impressive Country Park, with impressive sports facilities - as well as picturesque scenery. Our Gurus also recommend guests staying in the best places to stay in Yeovil consider visiting Montacute House, and Tintinhill House and Gardens.

If you’re considering the best places to stay in Yeovil as a base for walking in this area, our Gurus recommend planning a route to the nearby village of Barwick, which is known for its old manors and follies

The Best Places to Stay in Yeovil

For a Countryside Escape

  • The Queen's Arms is a quintessentially English, Georgian era inn, close to the border of Somerset and Dorset, and just outside of Yeovil. Our Gurus love the Lego-like quality of the design, in pale blonde stone, and the surprisingly stylish pub and restaurant. They recommend you try the Moor Queen’s, which is on tap, and the perfect thing to come back to after walking the surrounding countryside - try it with the homemade pork pies, or else something fancier from the modern British restaurant. The eight rooms are simple but stylish too, and one of the rooms is dog friendly. Great for fisher-folk too.

Prefer a Private Apartment or Cottage?

  • If you'd prefer the privacy of a self-catering option then browse through the wide variety available online with our partner, Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • If you’re travelling via London, you can take the train from Waterloo to Yeovil, a journey of around two hours and forty five minutes - though bear in mind that neither of Yeovil’s two stations are close to the centre of town. Bristol Airport is one of the closest airports if you’re flying in, and it’s around an hour away from Yeovil by car or taxi, but around three hours away by public transport. Exeter Airport is a similar distance.
  • If you want to hire a car we recommend you visit our online partner, Rentalcars.
  • Yeovil’s Literary Festival happens in October, and it’s a great time to visit if you’re looking for an extra reason. Yeovil sees most of its visitors during the summer, though, corresponding with the school and summer holidays, but this is a great spot for a mini break to the country, and it’s pretty in all seasons.

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Best Hotels in Yeovil

  • The Queen's Arms Yeovil (Somerset) 8 rooms from £125

    Foodies  -  They rear their own pigs, sell their own eggs, as well as dry-curing and smoking their meats and fish- local, seasonal heaven!
    Value chic  -  Well priced elegant rooms with an even better priced gourmet cuisine downstairs, a real find.
    Sights nearby  -  National Trust properties close by include King Alfred Tower, Lytes Cary, Tintinhull House, Forde Abbey and Montacute House.
    Great walks  -  For a lovely long walk Macmillan and Monarch ways are close by, plus the pub will pack your lunch.
    TennisRestaurantGardenPet friendlyParking
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    Quintessentially English Georgian Inn nestled in the Dorset/Somerset countryside welcomes guests with winter fires, bare boards and comfortable rooms. Enjoy the Moor Queen’s on tap and extremely enjoyable food. A little country treasure, with great walks from the front door. See More

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