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you'll regret visiting Yeovil.
Yeovil in General
Author Name: Pierre Paysanski
Yeovil in General
Advantages: are there any?
Disadvantages: see review.
As a resident of Yeovil for eight years (due to family connections) I have been able to see why people never seem to move here, only leave for somewhere nicer. I have spent the best part of my teenage years here, when you're bored, a teenager and more cultured than most of it's inhabitants, you have to seek out interesting things to do.
Thankfully in 2006 The Orange Box opened, bringing exciting new bands to the town. There are a wide selection of high street stores in the town, particularly clothing stores such as Topshop/New Look/River Island etc. Recently a Starbucks Coffee opened in the town centre, finally providing a nice place to grab coffee with friends.
However, Yeovil is a very unfortunate place to find yourself if you're there for too long. It is a beacon of Chav culture, and as of late appears to have a problem with homelessness and drug abuse. It is quite frequently that one gets stopped in the street by either a legless drunk or smack addict asking for "a quid to get the bus to Taunton" (despite their situation, they've got the right idea, Taunton is a lot nicer).
I find the general attitude of many older generation Yeovilians to be dreadful aswell, they're rude, narrow minded and often racist or homophobic. This is also a problem that goes right back to the Chav culture of Yeovil.
The town as a whole is very desolate, it lacks life, culture, history. We have hardly any remaining historical buildings or points of interest, and those we do are not kept up to standards. It is a very grey place, the shadows of industry which once prospered in this town, have left a very pitiful atmosphere over the town.
I feel sorry for Yeovil, and the people stuck in it, get out while you can I say. The town planners have promised exciting new developments, new shops, regeneration of the town as a whole. They've been saying this since about 2004 and all that i've seen happen are the building of some public toilets and three clothing stores move into BHS, along with a shedload of poorly built executive housing estates, hardly any of which have been moved into.
I am leaving this town in one month for University, the bright lights of London to be precise, and had hoped I could write this review and show Yeovil in a positive light, but I can really see now, after thinking about it, this place is dreadful. But what else can you expect from a town whose Newspaper looks like some kind of joke newspaper, filled with tales of "woman flashes ankle at chimney sweep shock" and "yeovil pervert flasher identified as wearing marigold gloves...watch out!"
Tourists, it's not for the faint hearted, don't even think about coming here. You'll regret the fact you had to pay an extortionate rate to park your car, then come back to it to find your stereo has been nicked.
Summary: a guide to not wanting to visit