Yeovil Hospital is situated in the centre of this South Somerset market town which has a population of 40,000. Yeovil has a busy shopping centre with a mix of conventional high street stores and independent retailers and regular street markets. It is close to the borders of Dorset with easy access to some of the most beautiful rural and coastal areas in the UK, offering a wealth of leisure and sports activities.
There are a number of golf courses in the area, rugby union is played at club level and the hospital has close connections with Yeovil Town Football Club otherwise known as the Glovers. There are extensive opportunities for equestrian sport, both riding and horse racing, within easy reach and active sailing clubs are based at Sutton Bingham Reservoir and in the Chew Valley.
Map of Yeovil
The area benefits from the tourist industry with many local attractions including Cheddar Caves and Wells Cathedral. There are two theatres, a multiplex cinema and ten pin bowling in the town offering a variety of entertainments. Other activities can be accessed in Bristol, Bath, Exeter and Taunton. The area is also well known for the Glastonbury Festival which is held in nearby Pilton.
There are a wide range of excellent state and private schools in the area and Yeovil College has links with some of the regional universities.
Yeovil has a direct rail line to London, Waterloo – journey time two hours and to Paddington via Castle Cary. Road communications are good, the A303 going west into Devon and Cornwall and east into Wiltshire, Hampshire, linking with the M3 for London.
Airports – Local airports providing access to European and international destinations are at Bristol, Southampton, Exeter and Bournemouth.
Yeovil is surrounded by exceptionally beautiful countryside. The town centre has much to offer with a combination of new and old.
Useful website links
- Find a range of information about the town at www.yeoviltown.com
- Find out about local attractions and their ratings on the Trip Advisor Yeovil Page
- If you have a young family you can find out about kids days out in Yeovil here – Things to do with family