If you’re going to the Yeovil, Somerset area to visit the local manors and estates, you probably already know that you’re in for a breathtaking trip. You’ll be walking the homes of the most prominent people who have settled and lived in the Yeovil area. The Montacute House, Lytes Cary Manor and the Treasurer’s House are all part of the National Trust.
There are tons of opportunities in the Yeovil area to take a break from your comfort zone of wi-fi and cell phones beeping constantly. The gardens in this area are gorgeous. Plan on spending hours exploring and visiting these well manicured reminders of a time gone by. Yeovil has long been an established market town, set between the two trading estates of Penn Mill and Lynx.
In the 1800s, the main industry in the area was a glove manufacturing plant and due to the need for movement of goods and production workers, the town of Yeovil was connected to the rest of the country via rail. The town’s population has been thriving since 880 when the town is first mentioned in print. King John gave the town the charter they’d been seeking in the year 1205.
The town dates back to the Paleolithic era. There have been artefacts discovered in the southern most part of town that indicate activity. Yeovil, for the most part, has stayed off the maps as far as news activity goes until in September 2006 they were the first town to in Britain to begin using biometric fingerprint scans at nightclubs.
When you’re in Yeovil for a visit, make sure to bring your Sunday best and visit the 1400s built Church of John the Baptist for a look at the buttresses. There are numerous places of worship in Yeovil. It is a small town that welcomes newcomers and visitors so be prepared to be greeted with open arms and a smile.