Yeovil (/ˈjoʊvəl/ YOH-vəl) is a town and civil parish in the district of South Somerset, England, with a population of 45,000. It is near to Somerset’s southern be bordering to with Dorset, 130 miles (210 km) from London, 40 miles (64 km) south of Bristol, 6 miles (9.7 km) from Sherborne and 30 miles (48 km) from Taunton. The aircraft and defence industries that developed in the 20th century made it a intend for bombing in the Second World War. They are still major employers. Yeovil Country Park, which includes Ninesprings, is one of several log on spaces afterward educational, cultural and sporting facilities. Religious sites intensify the 14th-century Church of St John the Baptist. The town is on the A30 and A37 roads and has two railway stations.