Local Area

The South West has much to offer with many attractions and beautiful scenery.

Forde Abbey and GardensForde Abbey

This elegant estate with beautiful gardens is a must to see.
Formally a Cistercian monastery, it is steeped in history and interest, and makes delightful days out.
Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU.

Lyme Regis, DorsetAncient Sea port of Lyme Regis

Famous for its fossils, and well known for its historic cob, where the French Lieutenants Woman was filmed.
You can walk and explore the beautiful scenery, and the old town dating back to the 14th century, and find plenty to do. Great ice creams too!
Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Abbotsbury SwanneryAbbotsbury Swannery

Originally established and farmed by monks during the 1040s.
The Swannery provides a unique opportunity to walk through a colony of nesting Mute Swans.
Mass feeding up to 600 swans can been seen every day, and the cygnets are adorable !
New Barn Road, Abbotsbury, Nr Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4JG.

Cricket St Thomas Wild life park
One of the top wild life parks in the South West with day passes, for the leisure centre and spa.

Hugh Fearnlys-Whittingstall - River Cottage H Q for the foodies
Many day and evening courses available.

There are many beautiful gardens in the area:
Hestercombe Gardens
Montacute House
Barrington Court
Burrow Farm Gardens.

Other local attractions:
The Fleet Air Arm Museum
Dunster Castle

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