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Yeovil Pen Mill
Yeovil Junction

National Rail | Pen Mill YVP | Junction YVJ

Yeovil Pen Mill is on the Heart of Wessex line.

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Yeovil is a large market town with two railway stations, Yeovil Pen Mill ¾ mile from the town centre and Bus Station, and Yeovil Junction about 2 miles south of the town. There is no easy walking route from Yeovil Junction and it is best to take the bus (see below). The two stations are on different lines but infrequent trains operate between them.

Yeovil Country Park consists of several linked areas around the southern and eastern sides of Yeovil. The largest area is the woodland valley of Ninesprings with a lake and café. Another section makes a pleasant walking route between Pen Mill station and the town centre, passing Wyndham Hill - climb to the top for great views.

All the attractions near Yeovil shown on this page are covered by Ordnance Survey Explorer map 129.

TI tel. 01935 462781.

Bus from Yeovil Junction 68 from forecourt to Yeovil Bus Station (5 minutes journey) and Yeovil Pen Mill Station, M-S hourly (not evenings). For bus times see Traveline.

Yeovil map

Yeovil Railway Centre ¼ mile from Yeovil Junction

A small railway museum with a Visitor Centre and Café in the Transfer Shed built for moving goods between the broad gauge Great Western Railway and the standard gauge London & South Western Railway. Steam and diesel train operating days are held with short rides and the 1940s turntable can be seen in action.
Open see website for open days and events.

Yeovil Junction map
Ordnance Survey Maps
Ordnance Survey Maps
Ordnance Survey Maps

Montacute House NT by bus

A grand Elizabethan mansion built from the local ham stone, Montacute House was designed to show the wealth and power of its owner Sir Edward Phelps. Inside there are important collections of furniture, tapestries and portraits. Formal gardens surround the House and avenues of trees lead out into the parkland. Café.
Open Daily 1000-1700 (1600 Nov-Feb), House 1100-1630 (1530 Oct-Mar).
Bus 81 from Bus Station (¾ mile from Pen Mill Station, bus from Junction Station) to Montacute, The Borough (the village square) near the entrance, there is no marked stop. 15 minutes journey, M-S 2-hourly. Operated by South West Coaches.

Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum by bus

The Museum illustrates the world of radio and television and their programmes from the 1920s to the present day. It has a large collection of vintage and novelty radios and television sets plus programme memorabilia. Tearoom.
Open please see website.
Bus see Montacute House above.

Montacute map

Montacute is a picturesque village built from the local honey-coloured ham stone. It has a fine medieval church and the large square at the centre of the village is known as 'The Borough'. Nearby St Michael's Hill is topped with an 18th century tower folly which can be seen from Montacute House.

Tintinhull Garden NT by bus then ½ mile

This small and harmonious garden was created in the 20th-century around a 17th-century manor house by Phyllis Reiss, an amateur gardener. Features include secluded lawns, pools and bold planting schemes. Tearoom.
Open Apr-Sep, Daily 1100-1600.
Bus 52 from Bus Station (¾ mile from Pen Mill Station, bus from Junction Station) to Tintinhull (adjacent to Montacute Road) then ½ mile walk. 13 minutes journey, M-S every 1-2 hours. Operated by South West Coaches.

Tintinhull map
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays

Lytes Cary Manor NT by bus then 1¼ miles

A medieval manor house restored in the early 20th century and arranged as it was in this period. The house is surrounded by an Arts and Crafts style garden with topiary, herbaceous borders and orchards. Tearoom and picnic tables.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1000-1700, House from 1100. Nov-Mar, see website.
Bus 77 from Bus Station (¾ mile from Pen Mill Station, bus from Junction Station) to Kingsdon village, then 1¼ miles walk. 22 minutes journey, M-S hourly. Operated by First.

Lytes Cary map
Just Go Holidays
Just Go Holidays
Just Go Holidays