The Somerset Levels is the most important wetland area in the UK. This unique landscape provides the perfect conditions for willow growing. Basket making willow has been grown here for two centuries, and it is now the only area left where it is still cultivated for the production of baskets, furniture, garden items and high quality artists' charcoal.
Come and visit the Castle’s rich interiors with its splendid collections of art, furniture and porcelain, together with Raleigh’s original kitchen, family artefacts and archaeological ‘finds’ from the old medieval castle on view in the castle cellars.
Please explore our 42 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds and soak up the beauty, peace and tranquility of this natural setting. Capability Brown in 1753 created the 50 acre lake and gave us the very latest in landscape gardening, with magnificent specimen trees, herbaceous borders and sweeping lawns.
We're a little off the beaten track but we think the cider mills is well worth the visit with something for everyone - nothing beats the orchards in spring, a cold cider in the summer with friends, the smell of pressed apples in the autumn or snuggling up in our eatery in the winter.
About 20 mins away, The Lord Poulett is The Good Pub's Guide "National Dinning Pub of the Year" winner.
Great little pub, roaring fires in the winter or sit by the stream in this picturesque village in summer.
Freshest fish on a beach on the Jurassic coast with beautiful sea views- need I say more?
For Big Boys and Little Boys
We are one of the South West's leading tourist attractions and if you're looking for things to do in Somerset, put us on your list!
The UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50s and 60s glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to exciting super cars like the Jaguar XJ220.
Our exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare from World War One to the present day. As you explore the Museum's six large halls you will come face to face with vehicles that have seen action in all the major wars of the 20th Century and hear first-hand accounts from those who fought in them.
This unique collection of over 300 vehicles is regarded as the best in the world and includes the world's first ever tank - Little Willie, the feared German Tiger tank and the modern Challenger 2.
Yeovil Railway Centre is a small steam and diesel Railway Centre that was formed in 1994 to preserve the original Southern Railway turntable and provide facilities for operation of the main line steam.
There is a Visitor Centre that was once an 1864 built GWR transfer shed, plus a 15,000 gallon water tower. Everything has been restored to working order for the servicing of the steam engines. This is an excellent place for an old fashioned family day out that everyone will love.
The centre holds regular events between March and October, including Train days. Additional attractions include the Train and Tractor Day, an Easter egg hunt, a Teddy Bear’s picnic in the summer, a Halloween Evening with Steam, and Santa Specials in the winter!