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Welcome To Yeovilton HIVE Information Centre
RNAS Yeovilton is situated in the heart of the Somerset countryside, approximately 2 miles from the small village of Ilchester and 8 miles from Yeovil, the nearest large town. The base is home to 8 Naval Air Squadrons and aircraft including Sea King, Lynx and Gazelle helicopters, together with Sea Harriers.
Ilchester is a small rural village with a history dating back to Roman times. There is Service Family Accommodation here as well as in Yeovil, which is a large and developing town and can offer a large range of shops and entertainment venues.
Other towns in the local area include the county town of Somerset - Taunton, which is home to the Somerset Cricket Team, Street, which has "Clarkes Village" a factory retail outlet offering many reductions on high street store prices and Wells, the smallest city in the country. All are well worth a visit.
RNAS Yeovilton is also almost equal distance from the north and south coast, and both are easily accessible for a day by the sea. The resorts on the north and south coast offer a wide variety of beaches and facilities but the English Channel coast is best for swimming, whilst the North Somerset Coast has the sandiest beaches. Somerset has a long history which is worth taking the time explore, the same can be said of the fine range of true Somerset Farmhouse Ciders which are a delight of this county.
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