Once a major Roman garrison town on the Fosse Way and the county town of Somerset until the 19th century. Ilchester's past is echoed in the Georgian houses and town hall, which contains a fascinating museum. Its 13th century church tower changes from square to octagonal as it rises.
The town prizes its close association with Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, the Fleet Air Arm Museum and the Memorial Church of St Bartholomew - home of the Fleet Air Arm Roll of Honour. The 14th century National Trust Lytes Cary Manor and Gardens and the hillside village of Kingsdon are all a short drive away.
The Yeovilton International Air Day is a major local event and worth a visit too.
Additional local information:
Ilchester Museum, High Street, Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 8NQ
T: 01935 841247
Ilchester, Near Yeovil, Somerset, United Kingdom, BA22