Ilminster Town in Somerset
The town of Ilminster lies in south Somerset and has a population of just under 5,000 people. Ilminster lies close to the junction of the A303 (London to Exeter) and the A358 (Taunton to Chard and Axminster roads. Ilminster is mentioned in documents dating from 725 and in a Charter granted to the Abbey of Muchelney by King Ethelred in 995. Ilminster is also mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. It is recorded as 'Ileminstre' meaning 'The church on the River Isle' from the Old English 'Ysle' and 'Mynster'. By this period Ilminster was a flourishing community and was granted the right to hold a weekly market, which it still does. The town has some fine Georian buildings and an imposing 15th century minster church.
The nearest source of local information is available from Ilminster Tourist Information Point.
Events near Ilminster
Dining out near Ilminster
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: