The glorious Yeovil Country Park is just across the road from the station, and supplies what must surely be the one of the most beautiful gateways to any town in the country. A ten to fifteen minute scenic stroll takes you right into the centre of the town, a great destination for shopping and leisure. There is a broad range of retailers, cafes and entertainment venues clustered in a relatively compact area, much of it pedestrianised. Splashes of greenery and floral displays make this a pleasant and relaxing place for a leisurely day browsing in the shops, and market days add an extra buzz (more details in our gallery below). At the top of town around the Borough there is a great mix of shops in High Street, Henford and Princes Street , the lovely St John’s Church and the exciting Quedam shopping centre, with its growing range of big name stores.
Yeovil Country Park, a glorious 127 acres of green space, wraps around the southern and eastern parts of town, and is worth a day out in itself, for its wildlife, trees, beautiful vistas and lovely walks. The Victorian Valley Gardens of Ninesprings is enchanting, and the new Ninesprings café, education and information centre is the place to head for coffee or a delicious lunch, and to find everything you need to get the most from your visit. The lovely level path from the station will take you there in a 25 to 30 minute stroll.
The frequent Bus 68 from the station is an alternative to get to the town centre (Borough bus stop at the top of town is a good stepping off point for shops and markets)
You can catch the 68 bus from the stop in front of the station to Borough or the Bus Station, or take a leisurely walk of around 15 minutes through some peaceful countryside. Download our “connecting up” map above for the route from the station to town, but take time if you can to explore more of the glorious Yeovil Country Park itself.
Yeovil Country Park & Ninesprings
127 acres of beautiful green space wraps itself around the southern half of the town, and on leaving the station you are right there after crossing the road. This is a destination in itself with some wonderful walks and the friendly, community run Ninesprings cafe Show your rail ticket there for 25% off the price of a hot drink.
Markets in Yeovil
There are lively markets every Tuesday and Friday, and delicious local Somerset produce on the fourth Saturday of every month. Yeovil’s new Vintage Market is really taking off, and the next dates are November 14th and December 5th – a great opportunity to find truly original Christmas Gifts
Waterloo Music & Acorn Records
The town has a great mix of independent shops and big high street names. At 16 Hendford (from the High Street, turn left at Beales department store) is the exciting Waterloo Music with Acorn Records upstairs – a rare treasure for CD and vinyl collectors!
Princes Street Independent shops
A great street to explore, including the amazing Emporium – three huge floors of tempting wares, including vintage clothing and collectibles. Give yourself plenty of time to explore all its nooks and crannies!
A view up to the pleasant Quedam shopping centre. With a strong “In Bloom” tradition creating a green and flowery welcome, this is a modern town that likes to remind you at every opportunity that you are still in the heart of the country. Find all the big fashion brands here, including H&M, a good sized M&S, Laura Ashley, Top Shop plus HMV, Body Shop, all the top mobile phone brands and much more.