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About the local area

Rimpton is a small village and associated parish within the English county of Somerset. It is a beautiful village with a lovely church, vibrant village hall and friendly community.

It is thought that the parish of Rimpton takes its name from its proximity to the boundary of a Saxon estate based at Sherborne. Lying 11 km (7 miles) north east of Yeovil, it is an irregular shape and measures 3 km (2 miles) from north to south and 2 km (1¼ miles) from east to west at its widest point.  The southern boundary mainly follows roads and, with most of the eastern boundary, forms part of the boundary between Somerset and Dorset.

Places to visit

Fleet Air Arm Museum
RNAS Yeovilton, ,Illchester, Somerset, BA22 8HW
www.fleetairarm.com
01935 840565

The Fleet Air Arm Museum is devoted to the history of British Naval aviation. It has an extensive collection of military and civilian aircraft, aero engines, models of aircraft and Royal Navy ships and painting and drawings related to naval aviation. It is located on RNAS Yeovilton airfield and the museum has viewing areas where visitors can watch military aircraft take off and land.

National Trust- Tintinhull Garden
Farm street, Tintinhull, BA22 8PZ
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
01935 823289

The garden, complete with working kitchen garden and orchard, lies in the charming village of Tintinhull, Somerset. Glittering pools, secluded lawns, colorful borders and clipped hedges provide the perfect spot to relax and unwind away from the hustle and bustle.

National Trust- Montacute House
Montacute, Somerset, TA15 6XP
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
01935 823289

Montacute is a masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design. With it’s towering walls of glass, glow of ham stone and it’s surrounding gardens it is a place of beauty and wonder.

Haynes International Motor Museum
Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7LH
www.haynesmotormuseum.com
01963 440804

The Haynes International Motor Museum is the UK’s largest exhibition of great cars from around the world. A living and working museum, with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50’s and 60’s, glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to exciting super cars of today, like the Jaguar XJ220. You can discover the world famous Red Room and a further 9 huge display halls.

Sherborne Abbey
3 Abbey Close, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3LQ
www.sherborneabbey.com

The Sherborne church of St Mary the Virgin at Sherborne in Dorset is usually called Sherborne Abbey. It has been a saxon cathedral a benedictine Abbey and a new parish church.

Sherborne Castle
New Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NR
www.sherbornecastle.com

Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, Sherborne Castle has been the home of the Digby family since 1617. Prince William of Orange was entertained here in 1688 and George III visited in 1789. Splendid collections of art, furniture and porcelain are on view in the castle. Lancelot ‘Capability Brown’ created the lake in 1753 and gave Sherborne the very latest in landscape gardening, with beautiful lakeside gardens and grounds.

Clarks village
Farm Road, Street, Somerset, BA16 0BB
www.clarksvillage.co.uk

Clarks village is a designer outlet shopping centre in Street, Somerset. The centre includes more than 90 high street and designer shops, mostly selling goods at discounted prices.