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Yeovil is a town that borders the rural regions of Dorset and East Somerset. As a market town, it is known for its weekly livestock market and as the regional base for several opportunities for leisure, shopping, and entertainment. These inviting features of the town attracts travellers to tour and stay for a while, with car hire in Yeovil complementing their visit.
The heart of Yeovil consists of stone buildings dating back to when the town was still known for manufacturing leather. Much of these buildings are centrally located in the High Street. A remarkable stone structure is the St. John the Baptist Church that has been around since the 14th century. The church is easily seen because of its tower that measures 92 feet high.
Another remarkable feature of Yeovil is Michael Hesltine's statute that commemorates his resignation from the Westland Affair. Travellers can also drop by at the home of PJ Harvey, a singer who allows visitors to rest and enjoy a cup of tea during their visit. There is also the 14th century Church of Saint Peter that is already listed as a Grade I structure.
Leisure time at Yeovil can be spent at the Goldenstones Pool and Leisure Centre, the Swan and Octagon theatres, and the multi-screen cinema. Evening entertainment is complemented by the bowling centre with 18 lanes at the Old Station Road. Winter sports can also be enjoyed at the Yeovil Ski Centre at Addlewell Lane. For shopping, there is the Quedam Shopping Centre where the Farmers' Market is held every second Thursday of each month.
A day trip from the town is easily made with the help of cheap car hire in Yeovil. A worthy first stop with car rental is the 16th century mansion called the Montacute House where Edward Phelips once resided. There is also the Montacute Village is famous for being the setting for the movie, Sense and Sensibility. Yeovilton is another place that should not be missed for its Fleet Air Arm Museum.