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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in or near Ilminster

Ilminster is a quiet town, bypassed by heavy traffic. The River Ile and the 15th century church dominate the town. The majority of the buildings in the town date between the 15th and the 19th century. Once a popular stage coach stop. Visit the popular walking spot of Hearne Hill or the National Trust's Barrington Court house and gardens. Places to Visit in or near Ilminster Burrow Farm Gardens and Barrington Court are listed below.
10 Results In Or Near Ilminster
12.1 miles from centre of Ilminster
Burrow Farm Gardens is a beautifully landscaped 13 acre garden, which will appeal to both the plantsman and those seeking a relaxing walk around a tranquil garden with extensive views. Sweeping lawns lead between island beds of unusual shrubs and herbaceous plants down to the lake. The woodland garden, in a Roman clay pit with fine trees, ponds and bog garden, combines primulas, iris and other moisture lovers with the many wild flowers flourishing there. The millennium garden features ponds, ...
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3.2 miles from centre of Ilminster
Explore the stunning Barrington Court Gardens Created by influential horticulturalist, artist and writer Gertrude Jekyll, Barrington Court Gardens near Ilminster in Somerset is a beauty to behold, whatever the weather. Jekyll designed Barrington Court towards the end of her career in 1917 (she created over 400 gardens in the UK) and it is a garden of different character rooms. Wander through the hot room which is a blissful mix of lilies, dahlias and vibrant orange, red and yellow ann...
8.7 miles from centre of Ilminster
Explore the stunning grounds of and Elizabethan House Montacute House and gardens is a simple, elegant, Elizabethan garden comprised largely of green spaces, of lawns and processions of clipped yews. Most memorable is the formal sunken lawn beside the house, fringed with borders of rich pinks and purples and backed by balustraded, pinnacled walls and fine pavilions.
8.7 miles from centre of Ilminster
Step inside a masterpiece of Elizabethan Design Montacute House is an Elizabethan house adorned with elegant chimneys, carved parapets, heraldic glass and other Renaissance features. The magnificent state rooms include the Long Gallery which is the largest of its type in Britain, and is full of furniture and Tudor and Elizabethan portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. Also tapestries, hangings and an exhibition of 17th century samplers from the Goodhart Collection. The f...
10.7 miles from centre of Ilminster
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Buff Urban Day Spa can be found in Taunton, Somerset. Opening in December 2007 the spa is renowned for it's range of treatments and customer service. Winning awards for Best Day Spa, Best Hair Salon and silver for Best Spa & Wellbeing Experience in the Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism awards.
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10.5 miles from centre of Ilminster
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This chic, eclectic restaurant, Bar, Cafe is open all day. From coffee to cocktails, pop in and catch up with friends. The extensive menu offers a feast of local produce from healthy (Kale salad with red onion, pearl couscous, chickpea, roasted peppers, walnut dressing) to hearty (Beer battered haddock with chunky chips and minted peas), and puds are to die for! This really is a restaurant to be enjoyed at anytime of day, with anyone you choose.
11.5 miles from centre of Ilminster
Famous for the unique collection of gardens which span three centuries of garden history and design, the Formal Garden is hailed as a fine example of the world-renowned partnership between designer Gertrude Jekyll and architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Hestercombe House and Gardens has undergone acclaimed restoration works and continues to grow, giving visitors a stunning setting to explore and relax.
7.5 miles from centre of Ilminster
Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa is positioned as the jewel in Somerset, the spa provides an exclusive and intimate atmosphere, the idyllic combination of heat and water experiences, fitness essentials and first class bespoke treatments, will guarantee that this bathing house offers the perfect therapy to well being. This Somerset gem includes a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, foot spas and experience showers. Then, on a completely separate level, you will find a fitness suite and two beautif...
9.4 miles from centre of Ilminster
Explore the enchanting Tintinhull Garden Tintinhull Garden is a classic 20th century English garden surrounding a 17th century manor house, of high formality overlaid with an opulent yet carefully contrived planting. With varied borders, attractive kitchen garden and secluded lawns all neatly enclosed within walls and clipped hedges. The long vista down from the house is famous, as is the pool and cedar court with its ancient Yew tree. There is a white garden, and a fine pair of oppos...
7.5 miles from centre of Ilminster
Disabled access
The recently refurbished Mount Somerset Hotel, Spa and fine dining restaurant is situated in the most tranquil of locations, and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful views over the English countryside yet so easily accessible for the A358 and junction 25 of the M5. Open seven days a week for 365 days a year and available for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner to residents and non residents. Our menu combines classic favorites and imaginative new dishes from our daily changing l...
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