The scenic railway from Bristol to Weymouth


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)

Download free Yeovil Town Guide App