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Ilminster Town in Somerset

Photograph of Ilminster


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.

Tourist Information

The nearest source of local information is available from Ilminster Tourist Information Point.

Events near Ilminster

Sat, 2 Mar (ca. 23 km)

Andrew Maxwell: Showtime

Thu, 7 Mar (ca. 23 km)

Spring Forward 2019

Fri, 8 Mar (ca. 23 km)

Comedy Live at the McMillan with Charlie Baker

Sat, 9 Mar (ca. 23 km)

The Met Opera: La Fille du Regiment (screening)

Fri, 15 Mar (ca. 23 km)

YMTC present: Peter Pan

Sat, 23 Mar (ca. 23 km)

Cirque Enchantment

Thu, 28 Mar (ca. 23 km)

VERVE: Mixed Bill

Fri, 29 Mar (ca. 15 km)

Butler in the buff canape evening

Sun, 31 Mar (ca. 15 km)

Pop Up Restaurant: Mothers Day Roast

Sun, 31 Mar (ca. 23 km)

The Met Opera: Die Walkure (screening)

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Dining out near Ilminster

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Ilminster, Crewkerne, Langport and Chard.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Chard, Martock, Langport and Ilchester.

Nearby Attractions


There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:


	arrowWarehouse Theatre

	arrowPerry's Cider Mills

	arrowBarrington Court


	arrowChard Museum

	arrowBarleymows Farm Shop

South Petherton

	arrowEast Lambrook Manor Gardens


	arrowMuchelney Abbey




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