Ilchester through the centuries has been central to the inhabitants of Somerset and the surrounding Counties and this continues today being a great place to visit, stay and explore the many local attractions. Listed below are some close by and some slightly further afield.
Attractions close by include: Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton; Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford; TV and Radio Toy Museum, Montacute; Clarkes Village Retail Outlet, Street; Ham Hill Country Park; Wookey Hole – famous caves; Glastonbury Abbey and Tor; Wells Cathedral; National Trust Houses and Gardens at Montacute, Sherbourne, Tintinhull, Lytes Cary Manor, Stoke-sub-Hamdon Priory, Martock Treasurer’s House, Barrington Court and Stembridge Tower Mill are all within easy reach. To wet your appetite there are many lovely Market Towns offering unique shops and numerous places to stop off for a spot of lunch or to enjoy a cream tea.
South Somerset is also great for walking and the Monarchs Way and Leland Trail run directly through Ilchester. There is an abundance of superb cycle routes locally with Ilchester being on the Somerton – Sherbourne loop trail.
Slightly further afield we have: Exmoor National Park, Cheddar Gorge, Longleat Animal Park and not forgetting the enchanting Roman City of Bath.