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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in or near Blandford Forum

The small historic town of Blandford is situated on the River Stour in Dorset. In May of each year a Georgian fayre is held which attracts thousands of visitors as does the nearby steam fair at Tarrant Hinton held in August.The centre of the town is Georgian which was rebuilt in the 1700's after a major fire. There are a blend of small shops and chain stores in the town, plus a large number of cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars. Places to Visit in or near Blandford Forum Kingston Lacy and Kingston Lacy are listed below.
6 Results In Or Near Blandford Forum
6.5 miles from the centre of Blandford Forum
Explore the beautiful gardens of Kingston Lacy Beside the Kingston Lacy house is the late-Victorian formal garden. Bright bedding, a fern garden containing 25 different varieties of ferns with gravel paths running between irregular raised beds, roses and spring bulbs, with meandering shrubberies and some fine Egyptian and Italian sculpture. This garden contains the National Collections of Anemone Memorosa and Convallarias. Good specimen trees, some planted by visiting royalty, avenues ...
6.5 miles from the centre of Blandford Forum
Discover a lifetime of family treasures at Kingston Lacy Kingston Lacy is a 17th century house that was the home of the Bankes family for over 300 years, and replaced the ruined family seat at Corfe Castle. The house contains an outstanding collection of paintings and other works of art including work by Titan, Sebastiano del Piombo and a Velçzquez. The dramatic Spanish Room has its walls hung in magnificent gilded leather. On display are furniture, books, Italian sculptures and bronze...
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7.0 miles from the centre of Blandford Forum
The Museum Inn is a superb 17th Century country inn situated in the delightful village of Farnham, Dorset, on the glorious Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a renowned countryside pursuit destination. The pub has eight beautifully appointed double en-suite rooms, four in the pub itself and a further four in the old Stables. If you want to add an extra luxurious touch to your stay, choose the General's room which comes complete with floor-to-ceiling French windows,...
7.7 miles from the centre of Blandford Forum
Situated in the idyllic village of Tollard Royal on the Wiltshire/Dorset border, The King John Inn is a gorgeous pub with rooms serving award-winning and seasonal British food. The eight en-suite bedrooms combine modern comfort with rustic elegance and feature luxurious linen, Nespresso machines, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, direct dial phones and handmade bath and body products from Bramley. Our Head Chef sources his ingredients from the best local suppliers – from the fresh seafood deliver...
9.2 miles from the centre of Blandford Forum
Farmer Palmer's is an award-winning farm park designed specifically for children aged 0-8. Acres of Adventure to explore and Bucketfuls of Play to discover
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14.2 miles from the centre of Blandford Forum
Discover the secret world of Brownsea Island The inspiration for many a story by children's writer Enid Blyton, from a child's point of view it's hard to imagine a better spot for ripping adventures and lashings of ginger beer than Brownsea Island. The fun starts on the boat ride over from Poole Quay or Sandbanks where some crossings feature commentaries on all the local celeb residents plus a jaunt round the surrounding islands. Once on Brownsea, there are kids' nature and smuggli...
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