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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in Dorset

Dorset is famous for its Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, its many coastal resorts and its many ancient settlements and hill forts. Places to Visit in Dorset Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton and Bluewater Spa & Leisure Club are listed below.
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Welcome to the health and leisure club at the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton. Welcome to total relaxation. With indoor and seasonal outdoor swimming pool, sauna and spa pool you can make the most of the revitalising powers of water at our seaside hotel. Then, to complement, these healthy activities, why not book yourself a treatment in our beauty rooms.
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Connaught's Bluewater Spa & Leisure Club is considered by many as one of Bournemouth's finest spas - following a major facelift, this relaxing haven does downti
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Discover Moors Valley Country Park Moors Valley Country Park covers 750 acres in the valley of the Moors River. There is so much to do, a steam railway, 18 hole golf course, walks and cycle trails and a chance to swing amongst the trees with Go Ape. Alongside its exciting attractions, the Moors Valley Country Park is set in the beautiful Dorset Countryside, surrounded by tree, rivers, lakes and stunning wildlife. The park also has a fantastic outdoor children's play area which bri...
19.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the stunning grounds of and Elizabethan House Montacute House and gardens is a simple, elegant, Elizabethan garden comprised largely of green spaces, of lawns and processions of clipped yews. Most memorable is the formal sunken lawn beside the house, fringed with borders of rich pinks and purples and backed by balustraded, pinnacled walls and fine pavilions.
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The Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant is a luxurious boutique hotel situated in the historic seaside town of Lyme Regis, with sweeping views of Lyme Bay. The hotel has two award winning restaurants, direct road free access to the beach, large private gardens with glorious coastal views, treatment room and 23 en-suite bedrooms- most with sea views.
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Looking out over the hotel's pretty walled garden is the award-winning Conservatory Restaurant, Seasons, boasting Two Rosettes for culinary excellence. 'Without a doubt, the best meal that I have eaten at a restaurant in Dorset for 25 years!'' - Taste of the West Gold 2019/20
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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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Experience the breathtaking views of Corfe Castle Discover the rich history that is imbued into the ruins of Dorset's Corfe Castle, from the sibling struggle more than 1000 years ago that ended in Ethelred the Unready's brother Edward being murdered to its defiant stand against Cromwell which ended in its destruction by Parliamentarians in 1646. This was once the strongest fortress in Europe and was even entrusted to guard the Crown Jewels back in the 12th century. Take the kids aro...
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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,...
19.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Step inside a masterpiece of Elizabethan Design Montacute House is an Elizabethan house adorned with elegant chimneys, carved parapets, heraldic glass and other Renaissance features. The magnificent state rooms include the Long Gallery which is the largest of its type in Britain, and is full of furniture and Tudor and Elizabethan portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. Also tapestries, hangings and an exhibition of 17th century samplers from the Goodhart Collection. The f...
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Walk in the footsteps of SIR WALTER RALEIGH in the home he built 425 years ago. See decorative styles and nationally important collections of art, furniture and
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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 ...
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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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Kids love a day out at the award-winning Dinosaur Museum. Packed with life-sized models of dinosaurs, along with skeletons and fossils, it's interactive, immersive and great fun. Kids are encouraged to touch and explore, and the life-sized reconstructions really bring the attraction to life.
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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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57.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
Avington Park is a privately owned stately home in Hampshire, set in its own parkland bordering the River Itchen. Located east of Winchester in the beautiful Itchen Valley. Once described by William Cobbett as “one of the prettiest places in the County”. Open every Sunday from May to Sept, plus Bank Holiday Mondays and Mondays in August.
69.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the majestic Uppark House and Gardens Uppark is a fine late 17th century house set high on the South Downs. The disastrous fire in 1989 and its restoration add to the magic of this romantic house. The elegant Georgian interior houses a famous Grand Tour collection of paintings that includes works by Pompeo Batoni and Luca Giordano and a fine collection of furniture and ceramics. The 18th century dolls´ house on display has all its original contents and makes a wonderful exhibit ...
32.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
Roger Saul, the founder of Mulberry, is the creative talent behind the gardens at Kilver Court, in Somerset. With a 100 metre herbaceous border, a subtropical island and a formal parterre, there is much to be admired and explored.
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50.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
There is so much to do at Manor Farm and Country Park in Southampton that you may want to come back straight away after your first visit. Make the acquaintance of Mrs Earwicker, the farmer's wife, down on the Victorian Farm and take a farmyard walk to learn about how life was lived in the 1800s. There are lots of animals for the children to meet (we love the chicks and ducks), you can help with the milking of the cows and even learn about Victorian farming equipment. Over in the school room, ...
57.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
Shake off your troubles and glide into the slick and serene space at the spa at Norton Park, set in the verdant landscape of Winchester. Massages, facials and beauty treatments galore, you'll find notable experts Espa on the menu whose quality formulations and renowned skills will promise to leave your skin super healthy and glowing. When you've been fully preened make your way to the moodily lit relaxation area where snug loungers encourage lingering. Afterwards revive sleepy limbs with an e...
87.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
At The Lion Inn, you can enjoy delicious home-cooked, locally-sourced food and a great selection of beer, wine and spirits in a beautiful, relaxing environment that dates back to the 15th Century. The Lion is a place you can walk into on your own or go with friends and family for coffee and cake, bar snacks, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner, stay the night or the week and know that you will receive a warm welcome and be well looked after. The constantly changing menu can also be enjoyed a...
78.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
In this stunning location overlooking the picturesque Watermouth Cove, Watermouth Family Theme Park and Castle offers a unique and magical experience with entertainment for all ages. A beautiful setting for a fantastic day out.
80.6 miles from the centre of Dorset
Set in a charming Cotswolds village, this stylishly decked out old coaching inn is a real hidden gem. In good weather, you'll want to grab a seat in the spacious gardens, but dining inside is no hardship. Choose between the cosy bar with its painted stone walls or the spacious main dining room with polished wood floors, rugs, open fire place, button back leather banquettes, sturdy wooden chairs and some striking modern art. Heading up the kitchens is experienced and talented chef Anthony Ely,...
34.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
Adam & Martine Fellows opened Goodfellows in 2004. The cuisine features modern Mediterranean dishes fused with locally sourced produce from Somerset and fish fresh from Brixham. Fish is the Adam's speciality and his 5 course tasting menu is a must for visitors.
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101.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
Hartwell House is a Jacobean and Georgian Grade I listed stately home, owned by the National Trust. 30 years, it was refurbished and opened as a hotel.
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104.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
In 1927, Lord and Lady Bearsted viewed Upton House with ‘the eye of imagination' and set about creating their made-to-measure country home. The house is currently set up as it would have been in the 1930s, once the Bearsted's had finished turning it from a Victorian mansion to a modern country retreat.
42.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
Holistic spa treatments, hydrotherapy & heated outdoor pools & countryside views from the hot tub - it's a truly calming space. Day spa guests welcome.
24.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the stunning Barrington Court Gardens Created by influential horticulturalist, artist and writer Gertrude Jekyll, Barrington Court Gardens near Ilminster in Somerset is a beauty to behold, whatever the weather. Jekyll designed Barrington Court towards the end of her career in 1917 (she created over 400 gardens in the UK) and it is a garden of different character rooms. Wander through the hot room which is a blissful mix of lilies, dahlias and vibrant orange, red and yellow ann...
36.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
Rhinefield House really does have looks on its side; this beautiful old manor set in the lush Hampshire countryside is surrounded by an elegant outdoor pool and inviting loungers that encourage you to stop clockwatching and step into an environment of utter relaxation. De-robe and experience a host of therapies from Elemis and organic brand Spiezia. To really soak up your surroundings book the Forest massages and take to the outdoors for some hands-on healing amongst the trees. If you fancy w...
47.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is home to one of the most important modern plant collections in the world. Established in 1953 by the distinguished plantsman Sir H
60.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Spa at Bovey Castle is a sanctuary tucked away from the bustle of modern life. Echoing the tranquillity and therapeutic flow of the River Dart, these bespoke spa experiences have been created to relax, revive and restore the body and spirit. The dedicated team of therapists together hold a wealth of knowledge and experience encouraging a respect and understanding of the body that is both rare and valuable. Housed in the Orangery, the hotel's indoor Art Deco swimming pool overlooks...
32.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Dining Room at Chewton Glen, is a truly cosmopolitan and quintessentially English restaurant. Offering a nexus of beautiful conservatories, intimate dining.
53.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover the Breathtaking Views of Exmoor National Park Sitting across 267 square miles in south west Britain, Exmoor National Park engulfs an enormous variety of landscapes, from moorland, woodland and valleys to soaring cliffs overlooking the Bristol Channel and rolling farmland. There is an excellent path network that traverses high moors and pretty wooded valleys for walkers, a winding network of bridleways and lanes perfect for horse-riding and terrific climbing opportunities. Stu...
72.6 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Greyhound Inn offers a fabulously warm welcome and looks after its guests with great care and attention. The rooms are thoughtfully appointed, the food is freshly prepared, imaginative and delicious, and there's a good selection of beers and wines by the glass. Guests can enjoy country walks from the doorstep or cycling routes on the untouched North Wessex Downs.
38.2 miles from the centre of Dorset
Inspired by nature, Cambium at Careys Manor Hotel is a creative and enchanting dining experience. The name is reflective of the love affair with the New Forest and the desire to showcase the rich natural resources abundant in the local area.
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105.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
The restaurant is set within the hotel, offering an a la carte menu with locally sourced ingredients, open all day every day for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
100.6 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover the Beautiful Waddesdon Manor and gardens Waddesdon Manor and gardens were bequeathed to the National Trust by the Rothschilds in 1957. The garden today is essentially the one laid out by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild and his French landscape designer Elie Laine. It is one of the finest Victorian gardens in Britain with a parterre, colourful shrubs, rose garden and specimen trees. A rococo-style aviary houses exotic birds and is known for breeding endangered species. The garden...
98.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
You can enjoy the newly refurbished Refectory restaurant at Stanbrook Abbey serving modern British food in a brasserie style setting.
84.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
Once a 16th century Inn, the pub boasts a 5* AA rating, has 9 guest rooms and is dog-friendly. The Mason Arms is a smart and convivial country pub, offering sumptuous menus of local produce. The Mason Arms is also home to Artist Residence Oxfordshire, a delightful boutique-hotel offering a heavenly retreat in the most glorious setting.
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54.6 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover the land before time at Avebury Probably one of England's best known tourist attractions (and a World Heritage Site), Avebury is a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles in Wiltshire. The site has much to thank archaeologist Alexander Keiller, known as the marmalade millionaire thanks to his breakfast creation, who opened a museum here to display much of the findings of the site in 1938 in the old stable building of Avebury manor where he lived. A wonderful t...
44.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Menu Gordon Jones only runs a surprise tasting menu, decided by Gordon Jones, from which diners will experience contrasting flavours, textures and temperatures with English, Indian and Asian influences.
32.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
The grounds and gardens at Longleat cover 900 acres of parkland designed by Capability Brown, as well as formal gardens by George London. The stables and Orangery were designed by renowned architect, Wyatville, and the Secret Garden is the work of Russell Page.
91.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the city of dreaming spires and the beautiful surrounding countryside before returning to The Oxford Belfry spa to rest your weary limbs. The hotel, set within 17 acres, will tend to all your troubles – pep up lacklustre complexions, ease tight muscles, relax overworked minds and engerise sluggish souls. Spa connoisseurs will love that Espa is at the heart of the treatment menu, applying its renowned formulations and techniques to a host of terrific therapies. Or plump for QHotels' ve...
89.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
A lavender-scented footpath paves the way for a spectacular culinary fairy tale. Described as “a twist of imaginative genius”, Raymond Blanc's vision for Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons has always been one of world-class gastronomic flair and outstanding organic produce. Take your seat for a feast like no other.
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76.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the celebrated West Green House Garden West Green House Garden demonstrates how creative energy is poured into gardening. It is a garden with a special and distinctive sense of place, made by Marylyn Abbott. It has a delightful series of vibrantly-planted walled gardens, surrounding a charming 18th century house. The largest features herbaceous beds with wonderful colour combinations and a superb ornamental kitchen garden. The Nymphaeum is fully restored with water staircase a...
67.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
Donnington Valley Spa is the perfect lifestyle destination, a privately owned country retreat in the heart of Berkshire. Take time out in our sanctuary as we welcome you with a drink of your choice accompanied by a light breakfast, before we invite you to slip into fluffy robes and slippers and entertain your senses with our bespoke collection of day packages, with something suitable for everyone. Our leisure facilities include a luxurious modern 18m swimming pool, steam room, sauna, ...
56.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
Aztec Hotel and Spa is a 4-star, purpose-built hotel catering for family breaks, meetings, events and weddings. It offers superb bedroom suites, a spa, gym and treatment rooms to help guests enjoy a supremely relaxing stay. Food and drink are a speciality, with extensive use of local supplies at The Curious Kitchen.
50.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
Restaurant Hywel Jones offers an outstanding dining experience. Executive Chef Hywel Jones has held a Michelin Star at the hotel since 2006
44.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
Bordering the Beaulieu River in the picturesque New Forest, the 18th Century shipbuilding village of Buckler's Hard offers a fascinating maritime museum, period cottage reconstructions and more.
89.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
In the gentile honey-stoned surroundings of the Cotswolds, this impressive three Rosette pub and hotel has earned a notable reputation for its quality food as much as its elegant countrified ambience. Chef/proprietor Emily Watkins (formerly sous chef at The Fat Duck) is known to change the menu mid-service to accommodate regular deliveries from local foragers, fruit farms, small holdings and game estates. Her skill and innovation starts with bar snacks such as scotched quail's eggs and ha...
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107.6 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover the delightful family history of Coughton Court A vast Tudor House surrounded by beautiful gardens, the history of Coughton Court and the Throckmorton family who have lived there for 600 years is a fascinating one. The house, in Alcester near Redditch, is home to a collection of Catholic treasures whose existence today is testimony to the resilience of a family who were leaders in a dangerous post-Reformation age of anti-catholicism. Peruse the portraits that line the walls of...
76.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore Saltram House and Gardens Saltram was originally an 18th century landscape garden, featuring a fine orangery still used to produce a good collection of citrus fruit, and other buildings of the 1770s. Developments in the 19th century have continued to the present day, giving rise to a plantsman´s garden with sheltered pathways offering year round interest. Lots of early spring colour from bulbs and shrubs give way to areas of wild flowers and herbaceous plants underplanting hu...
60.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
Great Western Restaurant is just a little bit special. We're not in the market for stuffy dining where you feel like you need to whisper behind your napkin. Great Western Restaurant is relaxed and comfortable, yet upscale and classy. We call it ‘exclusive dining' actually, purely because it's an experience you won't find anywhere else. Our roots are firmly planted in classical cookery, recalling the glamour of the restaurant's Art Deco origins and echoes of a bygone era. They say the f...
21.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the enchanting Tintinhull Garden Tintinhull Garden is a classic 20th century English garden surrounding a 17th century manor house, of high formality overlaid with an opulent yet carefully contrived planting. With varied borders, attractive kitchen garden and secluded lawns all neatly enclosed within walls and clipped hedges. The long vista down from the house is famous, as is the pool and cedar court with its ancient Yew tree. There is a white garden, and a fine pair of oppos...
49.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
The King's Head is a traditional Four Star Georgian coaching inn located in the historic village of Hursley just moments from Winchester. The 8 contemporary en-suite bedrooms have just been refurbished and have been designed with your comfort in mind and feature flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi internet access, Egyptian cotton bedding, Bramley toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities. The Head Chef Jenny uses the best seasonal and local produce so you can expect that every plate on the K...
50.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover the intimate world of Queen Victoria at Osborne House Osborne House was built for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a private holiday home. It was designed by Prince Albert and built by Thomas Cubitt in Italianate style. Many of the rooms have been preserved and unaltered since the death of Queen Victoria, here in 1901. Osborne reflects Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's passions, tastes and style. Ornate furnishings and artefacts from The Royal Collection fill rooms and c...
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33.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
Where else in the world but animal-mad Britain would you come across such a soft-hearted attraction as the Donkey Sanctuary just outside Sidmouth? Visitors return time and again to wander through fields and fields of donkeys who will live out their days in this serene little Devon haven. In the barn there are pictures and a rundown of the residents, giving their names and a brief summary of their lives with salient facts like who they hang out with and whether they can smell Polo mints in you...
35.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
Refined and elegant accurately sum up the grand-looking Victoria Hotel (especially the doorman that greets you), a place where the whole family can take in the lovely seaside location – and enjoy splashing out or winding down at the luxury spa. Found on the South Devon coast, indulge in a spot of old school bathing outdoors in the vast alfresco pool and indoors where there's a host of top-draw facilities without a whiff of pretentiousness. Everything is geared up for guests of all ages – a be...
36.2 miles from the centre of Dorset
Famous for the unique collection of gardens which span three centuries of garden history and design, the Formal Garden is hailed as a fine example of the world-renowned partnership between designer Gertrude Jekyll and architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Hestercombe House and Gardens has undergone acclaimed restoration works and continues to grow, giving visitors a stunning setting to explore and relax.
109.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
The British Motor Museum is home to the world's largest collection of historic British cars – from the very first Land Rover to Lady Penelope's FAB1.
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43.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover the Quirky A La Ronde Wonderfully quirky A La Ronde in Devon is a sixteen-sided house constructed in the late 18th century. Now run by the National Trust, the house is stuffed with curious mementos of the owners' travels and includes a shell-encrusted gallery (with 25,000 shells) and a feather frieze, gathered from native game birds and chickens. There is also brass rubbing, a dressing up room, kids' spotter sheets for the grounds (which are grade II listed and with cosstal ...
78.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover the life and times of a beautiful Berkshire Mansion This Berkshire Palladian mansion was rescued from ruin by Lord and Lady Illife back in 1952 who set about restoring it and scouring the country for 18th century artworks and furnishings that would be in keeping with the history of the house. The result is what you see today – a simply glorious building, inside and out, which reflects the gracious life of an aristocrat in Georgian England. Inside you'll see amazing plaster wor...
32.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
Burley Manor offers something truly unique in the New Forest. Somewhere you can come to enjoy stunning food with Mediterranean influences, in relaxed, spectacular surroundings. Our chef's follow the seasons, allowing nature to play a leading role in our menu. It's about a handful of the best ingredients, sourced well, prepared simply, with the help of our wood fired oven, to make the most of their flavours. At Burley Manor, the main event is undoubtedly the simple vibrant, rustic and ...
66.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
Berkeley Castle is unique, it has been lived in by the same family for almost 900 years - longer than any other fortress in England.
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59.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
Established nearly 20 years ago, this privately-owned restaurant has had a Michelin Star for 12 years in a row. It has also been named AA and Decanter Restaurant of The Year and won numerous International Wine Awards. The owner, Roger Jones, is also a wine journalist and wine judge, working for Decanter Magazine, The_Buyer.net, CSWWC, DWWA & Taittinger Sommelier of The Year.
43.2 miles from the centre of Dorset
Once the gatehouse of medieval Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House has been the ancestral home of the Montagu family since 1538.
112.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the beautiful Canons Ashby Canons Ashby House, has a formal garden that was created between 1708 and 1717 by Edward Dryden. Derelict and overgrown when the house was rescued by the National Trust, the restoration work of the 1980s has now matured. The garden is divided by stonewalls and yew hedges into courts with terraces and topiary. Mixed rose and herbaceous borders; old fruit varieties including plums, pears and apples; early 18th century timber gates and seats; a fine Ced...
66.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Vineyard Spa is a luxury 5 Bubbles Spa that is situated in Newbury, Berkshire. About an hour from London, it's the perfect location to escape the city for a relaxing spa day or get away. From the moment you slip into your fluffy robe and cushioned slippers, the journey to rediscover yourself begins. Whether you are looking for spa days and breaks, or simply want to visit for a treatment, The Vineyard spa is somewhere you will experience relaxation that will rebalance your body and min...
50.6 miles from the centre of Dorset
There's something undeniably enjoyable about wandering through flower-decked gardens and admiring the handiwork of a team of people who have recreated every aspect of life around you – but in miniature. At Babbacombe Model Village in Torquay you'll encounter everything from a cricket match being played out on an idyllic village green to Stonehenge, a fire-breathing dragon, a medieval castle and Tudor, Georgian and Victorian houses. Little ones love this pretty attraction, not least for the br...
108.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
Charlecote Park is a place of surprising treasures. With 900 years of history and acres of parkland to explore, this beautiful property has gardens and parkland which are a haven for wildlife and carefully conserved for future generations.
48.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
Set in the grounds of Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House in Bristol with stunning countryside views, Marco Pierre White has created a superior steakhouse with a buzzy up-tempo atmosphere. It's a classy yet unpretentious affair. Tables are smartly laid with crisp white table linen and sparkling glassware and cutlery, and yet it's the type of restaurant where it's not frowned upon to order a pint with your steaks should you please. There's a private dining room for those more intimate events. T...
74.2 miles from the centre of Dorset
Tylney Hall Health Suite is nestled in the heart of the Hampshire countryside, on a 66-acre estate. It offers exclusive treatments from Kerstin Florian - with a wide range of facial and body treatments, which are both suitable for men and women, and only available through Leading Spas & Luxury Hotels.
92.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
This 17th-century inn offers the best of all worlds: a rural setting on the edge of a classically good-looking Cotswold village; a cosy-contemporary interior with a bar much loved by locals; very highly rated food; and relaxingly stylish bedrooms.
52.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the grandeur of Dyrham Park The magnificent formal gardens of Dyrham Park were laid out when the grand house was built but became unfashionable by the late 18th century. They were largely cleared away or filled in when the park was landscaped by Humphrey Repton and Charles Harcourt Masters. However, it is a joy to travel down the winding drive through the deer park until the house appears, wedged across the valley and facing out to the plain below. A bold formal terrace with ...
80.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
A vibrant village pub and restaurant situated in an historic Tudor Chantry House, The White Hart's dramatic antique features such as the great hall and minstrel's gallery (now the dining room) have been well preserved. Favouring local and seasonal produce, owners Mark and Kay Chandler source from the surrounding farms and estates, as well trade surplus fruit and vegetables from the pub's large kitchen garden for other local ingredients. All dishes are prepared on site, including bread and pas...
82.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Chapel Spa is set in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold town of Cheltenham. Set in a 19th century Chapel, this independent day spa has a Mediterranean-style interior. Renowned as an escape from the everyday stresses of life and for its 50star customer care, the spa offers a range of treatments to suit everyone's lifestyle.
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86.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
Lords of the Manor is a glorious Grade II listed former Rectory that dates back to 1649. The hotel prides itself on offering excellent service with 26 luxurious bedrooms and two dining rooms. It also provides a beautiful location for afternoon tea on the lawn or a private spot for a wedding or special event.
90.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
Spa Illuminata Danesfield House invites you into a luxurious world of wellbeing where you can relax and unwind in its tranquil surroundings and indulge in an unrivalled range of face and body treatments.
108.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover Hanbury Hall, a wonderful tribute of the Georgian era Hanbury Hall is a restored formal 18th century garden with fruit trees, wilderness and sunken geometric parterre of clipped box. Architectural features, also restored, include two summerhouses, two timber bowling-green pavilions, an ice-house, pond with solar powered fountains, obelisk and cedar walk. The orangery is well stocked with fruit trees.
73.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
West Dean Gardens is one of the greatest gardens open to the public in England. Creatively inspired by its rich heritage and South Downs setting, the gardens in
108.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover Hanbury Hall, a wonderful tribute of the Georgian era Hanbury Hall, in the William and Mary style, was completed in 1701. The staircase, leading from the dark panelled hall, has its walls covered with murals by Sir James Thornhill. In the dining room, which still has its original ceiling, the fireplace is surrounded by fine Rococo work and there are more murals by Thornhill. Also on display is the Watney collection of fine porcelain. The reconstructed 18th century garden, surrou...
50.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Lorrens Ladies Spa is an elegant,award-winning ladies only spa located on the beautiful English Riviera. This newly-refurbished spa promises the highest possible standards of customer care and has a reputation for quality treatments and warm hospitality.
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107.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Uncover stories of Jersey's colourful history from the Ice Age to the German Occupation as you visit the award-winning Jersey Museum and Art Gallery in St Helier. Here, heroes and villains rub shoulders with cattle and potatoes; you can learn the story of local actress and socialite Lillie Langtry (plus admire Millais' famous portrait of her) and be transported back to 19th century Jersey with a visit to the gas-lit Merchant's House. It's amazing to think you can trace history back 250,000 ye...
86.2 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Slaughters Manor House is a 17th century manor house which combines contemporary interiors with country charm and an award-winning restaurant.
42.6 miles from the centre of Dorset
Diggerland Devon is one of the most unique and exciting theme parks in the UK, offering children and adults the chance to experience what it's like to ride and operate real JCBs and construction vehicles.
85.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover the beautiful Greys Court and surrounding gardens Greys Court is a picturesque 14th century house that was much added to, with one surviving tower dating from 1347. It has been the home of the Brunner family since the 1930s and is furnished as a family home, with some fine 18th century plasterwork and early English furniture in mahogany, walnut and oak. The entrance hall displays a collection of porcelain and the plain pine staircase has a window at the top with panels of Swi...
44.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
Prior Park is a stunning landscaped garden in Bath, which dates back to the 18th century. Originally created by Ralph Allen, a local entrepreneur, the garden design was also influence by ‘Capability' Brown and also the poet, Alexander Pope. It contains one of only four Palladian bridges of this particular design in the world.
79.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
Celebrating its fifth decade of service and over 15 years retaining a Michelin star, L'Ortolan continues to be a beacon of Berkshire's fine dining restaurant scene offering a unique, luxury, timeless quality in its style and setting and impeccable attention to detail in its dishes and service.
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55.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
Greenway was once the holiday home of crime writer, Agatha Christie, and it offers a glimpse into the life of the author and her family. The house is styled to look as it did in the 1950s, when Christie spent holidays here, messing about by the river, playing croquet and reading aloud her works to the many guests. At the bottom of the woodland garden is the magical Dart estuary.
89.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway takes you back to the age of steam, with stations dotted through the heart of the Cotswolds from Cheltenham to Broadway
60.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Castle Drogo garden is a terraced garden with yew hedges, herbaceous borders and a rose garden. There is also a rhododendron garden, a croquet lawn and the Bunty House (Wendy House).
58.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
The D-Day Story gives a fascinating insight into the events of the Normandy Landings, and what those taking part had to face. Through artefacts, personal testimonies and audio-visuals, the museum tells the story of the historic day - showcasing the epic made personal, and the personal made epic.
26.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
Visit Hillbrush is located in Mere, Wiltshire and offers a fantastic restaurant, shop and museum.
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56.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
The House of Thomas Bayly was built following the Great Fire of Marlborough in 1653. Over the years 1653-1700 a fine timber and brick building was constructed,
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56.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Curious Kitchen at Aztec Hotel & Spa is a AA Rosette award-winning restaurant. Sourcing local produce to offer a unique menu from breakfast through to dinner. The Curious Kitchen also offers additional extras of brunch and afternoon tea.
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88.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
The St. Pierre Park golf course, one mile from St Peter Port, is set in Guernsey's only genuine resort hotel. Laid within beautiful parkland, woodland and lakes, the attractive nine-hole course was designed by Tony Jacklin who intended it to be an ideal venue for short game practice. The course measures 2,610 yards and offers a challenge to players of all abilities with 18 tees and plenty of water. No handicap is required and non-residents at the leisure hotel that offers the Le Mirage...
107.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the beautiful Farnborough Hall nestled in the Warwickshire Countryside In the low afternoon sun, the rays hit the honey-coloured stone of Farnborough Hall and create such a gorgeous hue that you understand at once why its creator William Holbech II opted for this pretty Horton stone for the build. Sitting in rural Warwickshire in palatial grounds, the hall is a celebration of 18th century craftsmanship, with its fine plasterwork showing wildlife and natural scenes. As you wande...
70.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover centuries of gardening history at The Vyne Attractive gardens surround the 16th century Vyne house. The gardens are home to several stunning features such as a walled garden and glass house beautiful lawns, herbaceous borders, a wild garden with woodland walks, a lake, and a newly developed wetlands area. Much like the house itself the garden is filled with history, keep an eye out for the six hundred year old oak tree and second world war storage sites.
115.2 miles from the centre of Dorset
The quintessentially English Folly boasts an enviable location nestled in beautiful Northamptonshire countryside. With Head Chef David Horak at the helm, you ca
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68.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Serving a mix of classic and contemporary dining, The Conservatory restaurant is a light, bright and elegant space to enjoy dinner or afternoon tea.
73.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover, Buscot Park, a magnificent stately mansion and intimate family home Part owed by the National Trust and part owned by Lord Faringdon, Buscot House in Oxfordshire has fabulous grounds to explore across the seasons. The gardens are split into very different areas - a particular favourite with horticultural fans is the walled garden with its pleached hop hornbeam central avenue with a fountain and surrounding quadrants planted up to reflect the four seasons. We love the gloriou...
54.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the enchanting Coleton Fishacre Garden At the country home of the D'Oyly Carte family you can travel back in time to the Jazz Age. This most evocative of country homes was built in the Arts & Crafts style, and is imbued with Art Deco elegance. A light, joyful atmosphere fills the rooms, and music plays, echoing the family's Gilbert and Sullivan connections. You can get an insight into 1920s life 'upstairs and downstairs' from the glamorous Saloon and the airy servants' rooms...
77.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
Across 350 acres of parkland, Wellington Country Park presents the biggest outdoor play opportunities in Berkshire. It has an absolute mass of things to do for kids up to about the age of eight. With an adventure playground, toddler area, sandpits, slides, a miniature railway (additional fee applies), animal farm and petting barn, enchanted forest, water play area and 12-hole mini golf course on site, there should easily be enough to keep the little ones busy all day. There is also a dinosaur...
42.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Traditional Farmhouse Cuisine With A Gastro Twist. Using only the finest, freshest local ingredients, sourced from local independent suppliers, The Kitchen promises to offer diners a wealth of gastronomic delights. Our menu has been lovingly and thoughtfully created by World Champion Head Chef, Sandor Szucs, making use of the hotel's freshly planted herb garden, which boasts herb troughs, herb banks and herb wheels.
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86.2 miles from the centre of Dorset
Our head chef Joe McCarthy prides himself on buying local produce with which he creates wonderful dishes to entice your taste buds. Joe works in tandem with the seasons to offer an ever changing menu that uses produce in its prime. We serve lunch and dinner seven days a week. You will always find some classic favourites on our menu (this is a must for our locals) The dining room is the perfect place for a romantic dinner for two or for a special dining experience for groups of friends ...
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39.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
Welcome to our nautical paradise. Whether you're stopping by for a quick drink or pulling up a chair and settling in for your evening meal, make sure to soak in the stunning coastal views, exquisite seasonal cuisine and warm hospitality that characterises our pub. Recently awarded a coveted AA Rosette, we pride ourselves on our commitment to fresh, locally sourced British ingredients. Our seasonal menus change regularly and celebrate the bounty of flavoursome produce available to us from t...
66.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Vineyard, one of the UK's best known places for those who love fine dining. The Vineyard restaurant is a 3 AA rosette awarded restaurant, with everything yo
56.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
A spirit of renewal is in the air at Dart Marina, a hotel spa languidly placed on the banks of the River Dart, benefitting from an uplifting and reviving breeze and sublime water views. Combine early morning walks and fresh local food with a trip to the spa for a mind and body booster. Take your time and sink into the oh-so-comfy loungers, sip a refreshing cup of herbal tea and forget the outside world before heading over to the treatment area for a spot of pampering. Home to British spa expe...
91.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover the hidden treasures of Snowshill Manor and Garden Set in the Cotswolds, Snowshill Manor House was extended in Elizabethan times by adding a floor above the hall. It contains Charles Paget Wade´s extraordinary collection of craftmanship and design. There are toys, musical instruments, clocks, weavers and spinners tools and a large collection of Japanese Samurai armour. Wade installed old panelling, barrel vaults and a maze of passages and the whole house is filled with curi...
60.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover an elegant country house at Hinton Ampner Hinton Ampner house was completely destroyed by fire in 1960, along with Ralph Dutton´s collections of fine English furniture and Italian paintings. Rather than abandon the ruin, he set about building a new house. The furniture is mostly French and the paintings Italian, there is a French porcelain clock, the mirrors have Rococo frames and a carpet from `the collection of the Princess de Broglie, Paris´. The 12 acre garden is one o...
104.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
Hamptonne Country Life Museum is a unique insight into the rural life carried on in Jersey for centuries. Play in the adventure playground and meet the resident animals.
51.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
The RWA – Bristol's first art gallery - is proud to bring world-class visual art from around the world to the South West. Their vision is to be the South West's leading centre for the exhibition, exploration and practice of the visual arts, recognised as a place that enriches and nourishes the lives of people from all communities and backgrounds.
87.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
We have two dedicated Spa treatment rooms that are managed by the hotel with professional fully trained Spa therapists, employed on a full-time basis. We offer a full range of treatments from massages to manicures and pedicures. The Spa treatment rooms are located in the hotel and the sauna, steam, jacuzzi and swimming pool are in the leisure complex a short one minute walk away. The leisure complex also boasts a fully equipped gymnasium. We have chosen to partner with Natural Spa Fac...
93.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
1919 is a two AA Rosette award winning restaurant named after the year The Cottage in the Wood started its commercial life as tea rooms. With panoramic Cotswol
53.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the beautiful Dunster Castle and Gardens Originally built in Norman times, Dunster Castle was remodelled in the late 19th century for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years. Only the 13th century gatehouse has survived from the original building. During the civil war soldiers were garrisoned in the Leather Gallery. Contents include family pictures, mahogany furniture and an important series of leather hangings depicting the story of Anthony and Cleopatra. The fine oa...
59.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
The King's Arms is a cosy award-winning country inn nestled deep within the stunning Cotswold countryside. As a true countryside pub, they also serve delicious British cuisine using the best seasonal and locally sourced produce. The menu offers a wonderful range of dishes to satisfy every palette. Daily specials are handwritten on a blackboard and are cleverly complimented with a selection of lighter snacks. Set menus are also available. Sink into comfortable leather arm chairs while wa...
107.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa offers one of the finest selections of restaurants on the island, with 4 AA Rosette Tassili and Victoria's brasserie.
63.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
Dew Pound is a 16th-century country house restaurant located in the hamlet of Old Burghclere, some six miles south of Newbury. The period features and original oak beams are given a contemporary feel with the use of vibrant artwork and black leather chairs. The raised decked terrace out the back provides charming views across the pond to Watership Down and Highclere Castle. The menu changes daily with the availability of local, seasonal produce. There is a well thought through wine list with ...
50.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the Royal Gardens at Osborne House Osborne House and gardens were originally designed by Prince Albert and Cubitt for the Royal Family. The Italianate designs for the terraced formal gardens, complement the house. They have been restored to their Victorian layout and are planted in seasonally changing Victorian bedding. The walled fruit and flower garden includes a variety of trained fruit trees, expansive cut flower borders, and rose and fruit arches. The herbaceous borders ...
104.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
The garden is laid out around a tangle of streams and ponds and has a huge collection of moisture loving plants growing with lush abundance. Every corner brings surprises and new interest. You can climb the spiral walk of the giant mound walk through a jungle of the huge leaves of gunnera, wander round the wild flower meadow or relax on one of the plentiful benches and admire the beauty. The garden is fun too with stunning follies which have often featured on national TV: there is a castel...
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105.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
Old Chapel Gallery is firmly established as a centre of excellence for casual browsers and serious collectors alike. Lovers of contemporary British arts & crafts can find work by local and nationally established artists and makers, alongside the innovative work of talented newcomers. Exhibitions are held regularly throughout the year.
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92.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
Castle House is an award-winning boutique hotel and restaurant in a quiet part of the city of Hereford, just a few minutes' walk from the historic cathedral. The hotel is owned and run by a local farming family which grows much of the restaurant's seasonal food in the kitchen garden on its nearby farm.
32.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
If enjoying the tranquillity of the New Forest wasn't enough, then a visit to Chewton Glen's award winning spa and country club should really help you to unwind and re-energise. It can be as full on or laid back as you like. For the energetic - tennis courts, dance studio, gymnasium, nine hole golf course and a 17m ozone treated pool should give you all the exercise you need. If replenishing the mind and body is more your thing, we have a hydrotherapy spa pool, a nail studio, aromather...
73.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover, Buscot Park, a magnificent stately mansion and intimate family home The home of Lord Faringdon, 18th century Buscot Park in Oxfordshire is one of those glorious English country estates that whisk you back through the centuries as you wander in awe at the beautiful paintings and plates, pots and urns, furniture and fabrics. If you've the time before you visit, take a look at Buscot's website in which Lord Faringdon himelf explains the history by which he came to live in the hou...
48.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
Stockwood Vale Golf Club is a very popular destination for golfers of all abilities. Due to the the free draining limestone that it is built upon the course ne
38.2 miles from the centre of Dorset
A Thai spa that is deep in ancient Eastern inspiration, it offers rituals that exist create an escape from everyday life, an opportunity to entirely relax and leave behind one's everyday cares at the door.
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112.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
An education in luxury and complete indulgence, Elan Spa at Mallory Court is the ultimate spa experience. Tucked amongst the trees in Mallory's glorious grounds, the spa is a peaceful retreat where you can de-stress in sublime, state of the art facilities whilst gazing over quintessential English gardens. Unwind in the thermal retreat, bathe in the Hydro pool or relax amongst nature in our outdoor vitality pool with a view! Indulge in spa rituals that will rebalance mind, body and spirit,...
35.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
Buff Urban Day Spa can be found in Taunton, Somerset. Opening in December 2007 the spa is renowned for it's range of treatments and customer service. Winning awards for Best Day Spa, Best Hair Salon and silver for Best Spa & Wellbeing Experience in the Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism awards.
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60.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
Imagine the best pubs in the land. You'll be thinking countryside views, roaring fires, welcoming atmosphere, cosy seating and delicious aromas drifting from the kitchens. Got an image in your head? Well, Smith's Brasserie is that, but better. Relaxed and inviting, bang on trend yet unpretentious and most certainly classic British dining at its best. Smith's is the kind of place where you can dress up and make it special with a glass of Champagne or dress it down and bring the kids for a ...
83.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Fleece looks over the field of Witney's delightful Church Green. It is one of only a handful of spots around the local area where you can sit outside on radiant days, eating, drinking and viewing the world pass by. An incredible bar with a private lounge area and 10 superb en suite rooms.
91.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
Nestled in an Oxfordshire valley, the slow creep of time has given this cherished family home an informal and timeless atmosphere. Today, amongst the tapestries and topiary, visitors will find peeling paintwork and rambling ivy, as the National Trust brings them a home carefully preserved as it was found, not as it once was.
62.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
Set within a Capability Brown inspired park, Highclere Castle gardens are hidden from view. Gravel paths lead to the Monks Garden with plantings of roses,lavender, penstemons and a summer wild flower bed. Espaliered medlar, quince and fig trees line its walls. Behind the towering yew hedge lies the White Garden and a gate into the exquisite Secret Garden with its colourful curving herbaceous borders. Beyond the formal area an arboretum is in its early stages and by 2010 a meadow of wild flowe...
54.2 miles from the centre of Dorset
This handsome 18th century building used to be a pub. Exposed beams and brickwork and chunky wooden tables still give the place a homely feel, but the focus now is firmly on food and wine. There's a cosy first floor bar for those all important pre-dinner drinks, then its straight down to the main dining area (or on a sunny day, one of the al fresco huts in the garden) to sample ex-Chez Bruce chef Chris Bailey's modern British menu. While the produce might be local, with some even coming fro...
107.2 miles from the centre of Dorset
L'Horizon Hotel and Spa on the island of Jersey houses an award winning spa with multiple treatment rooms and therapists trained in ELEMIS treatments.
95.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Cotswold House Spa is the perfect place to take time out to enjoy some pampering, offering a real chance to relax and recharge. With Decleor products.
101.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Hartwell Spa is an integral part of a relaxing stay at this popular country hotel in Buckinghamshire. Half & full day spa days available.
47.6 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Army Flying Museum tells the fascinating story of British Army flying. Featuring over 35 aircraft, from the first world war era to the current day, as well as interactive displays, artifacts, audio-visual presentations and models, the museum is a great day out for all ages. The Apache Café has super views across an active army airfield.
45.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Galley is a charming seafood restaurant in historical Topsham, overlooking the River Exe estuary. They proudly serve the very best of Devon on a plate.
60.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
Visit the South West's largest Family Theme Park and throw oneself into a jam-packed day of fun and excitement! Woodlands is home to one of the country's bigges
94.6 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore a beautiful riverside garden at The Weir Used for many years as a spot for swimming, fishing and boating, The Weir in Herefordshire is a riverside garden worth visiting in any season. Carpets of snowdrops then daffodils then bluebells run between ancient trees throughout the spring while summer's warm days are spent by visitors sitting and picnicking by the Wye amidst wild flowers and wild life. In autumn a visit to the walled garden is a must, its ripe seasonal produce burstin...
52.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
Taking its name from the magnificent mile long avenue of lime trees as viewed from your table,
95.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Felin Fach Griffin is a dining pub with rooms nestling near the book town of Hay-on-Wye between The Black Mountains and The Brecon Beacons.
44.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
Right on the banks of the Beaulieu River, in the New Forest, Buckler's Hard is an 18th century shipbuilding village, which is now a major visitor attraction, featuring a maritime museum and reconstructed period cottage interiors.
45.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
The first and only spa by L'Occitane in the UK, The Garden Spa by L'Occitane offers a haven in which to escape and indulge. Designed to complement its natural surroundings, the spa offers a selection of luxurious treatments, with four tranquil treatment rooms, an indoor pool, heated outdoor pool, steam pod and sauna.
115.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
Fawsley Hall Spa offers a wide range of treatments with therapists trained in Elemis and Comfort Zone. Choose from spa breaks and days in Northamptonshire.
104.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the Beautiful Upton House and Gardens Upton House is an impressive mansion built in the 17th century on an earlier site, and was remodelled in the 1920s by the 2nd Viscount Bearsted, son of the founder of Shell Oil. He adapted the building to house his great collections. Amongst the outstanding collection of English and Old Master paintings are works by Hogarth, Raeburn, Stubbs, El Greco, Bosch, Metsu, Canaletto and Breugel. The porcelain collection includes fine examples of SÅ...
58.6 miles from the centre of Dorset
City Museum & Records Office is dedicated to local history, `The Story of Portsmouth´ display room settings showing life in Portsmouth from the 17th century to the 1950s. Experience the different life-styles from the working poor to the affluent `Victorian Parlour´ along with a 1930s `Art Deco´ dining room and a 1950s front-room complete with flying ducks on the wall. The Museum has a fine and decorative art gallery with a temporary exhibition gallery and regular changing exhibitions. The Rec...
86.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Butcher's Arms is a traditional country pub, with two bedrooms, in the countryside near Gloucester. Oak beams, wooden settles and cast iron tables create a genuine pub atmosphere. There is a small restaurant seating 12 people, which provides a fine dining experience. The kitchen carefully sources local fresh produce such as aged rib of Hereford beef, local lamb and middle white pork from a nearby farm. Fresh day boat fish arrives daily from the Cornish coast, and wild salmon from the near...
33.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Devon -award-winning public art gallery featuring contemporary art exhibitions of local, national and international importance
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56.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
Dart Marina's elegant fine dining River Restaurant, which holds an AA Rosette, has exemplary standards of cuisine, wines and service - each course builds to a culinary masterpiece. Head chef, Peter Alcroft and his team celebrate the flavours of each season, and use fresh, local ingredients from the South Hams to expertly and carefully create incredible dishes. All tables in the restaurant have a panoramic view of the river offering an intimate dinner for two, a group of friends for lunch o...
52.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
Terrace Restaurant & Bar is all about relaxed all-day dining with a contemporary twist. Awarded the AA Rosette for fine cuisine, it offers hearty British cuisine with some subtle Spanish influences, with emphasis on fresh and local produce.
58.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
Southsea Castle, built by Henry VIII in 1544 to protect Portsmouth Harbour. Over the centuries it´s defences were strengthened and in the 19th century a tunnel was built to defend the Castle moat.
100.6 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover the Beautiful Waddesdon Manor To visit the glorious faux French chateau that is Waddesdon Manor is a lesson in how the gilded rich used to live their lives. Built for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the late 19th century, its downstairs reception rooms are lavishly furnished to host glittering parties. Besides that there are smoking and billiard rooms to accommodate the male guests, rooms especially reserved for reading the papers and letter writing and a huge dining room wit...
73.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the Intriguing Regency house and impressive horse-drawn vehicles at Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum This country house is a bold example of 19th century Green Revivalism, and is filled with fascinating objects, thanks to the tendency of the Chichester family to collect things. From a 1cm long ship in a bottle to The Speaker's State Gold Coach on loan from the House of Parliament, there are thousands of items neatly codified and exhibited for your potte...
43.2 miles from the centre of Dorset
Once the gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House has been the ancestral home of the Montagu family since 1538, following the dissolution of the monasteries.
64.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
Enjoy modern British cuisine in our elegant yet relaxed 2 AA Rosette Glasshouse Restaurant. Quality is everything – right down to every ingredient. We follow a ‘field to fork' philosophy and pride ourselves on using local produce sourced from within a 50-mile radius. Some produce even comes from our own Kitchen Garden, where we grow a fantastic variety of vegetables & herbs and plenty of fruit. Taking its name from the original glasshouse designed in c.1850 by Edward Milner, a renowned lan...
63.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
Lydiard Park is a beautiful historic estate on the western edge of Swindon, with the Palladian House, Church and Walled Garden, set in 260 acres of parkland.
107.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
Enjoy a treatment, spa day or break at Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa, Jersey, stylish and contemporary, guaranteeing guests an exceptional experience.
46.2 miles from the centre of Dorset
Wear Park Restaurant is open to all including non-members of Exeter Golf Club. Enjoying superb views across the course, as well as outdoor dining areas and private dining rooms, the restaurant is both family-friendly and relaxed. It's ideal for both celebrations and casual meet-ups. The restaurant is open for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, and offers a Live Music Sunday, with traditional Sunday lunch.
35.2 miles from the centre of Dorset
Located right in the centre of Frome, the Archangel has an excellent reputation for its vibrant, warm hospitality, top quality restaurant food and quirky but first class accommodation. First recorded as an Inn in 1311, The Archangel despite extensive renovations still reveals its medieval history with ancient beams and walls. Modern touches have been added such as suspended glass mezzanine cube, Italian-made mustard yellow chairs and zinc-topped bar. The Archangel serves classic seasona...
112.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the beautiful Canons Ashby Visitors to Canons Ashby House in rural Northamptonshire will discover the elegant residence of the Dryden family, who built it in the mid-16th century. Unlike many grand old homes, this one has remained pretty much unchanged since 1710 and poking around the wonderful interior, from the murals and plasterwork of the grand living areas to the detailed servants quarters, is a fascinating insight into life above and below stairs during the time of the h...
23.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover the beautiful Lytes Cary Manor The home of medieval herbalist Henry Lyte, the limestone house that is Lytes Cary Manor has been inhabited since the 14th century. It was passed through a succession of generations of the Lyte family until the 18th century and has been expanded and improved upon until the family were forced to sell in 1755. Highlights include the wonderful little chantry chapel used to hold masses to pray for the souls of family members, the Great Chamber ceil...
79.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Greenway's modern British cuisine focuses on wholesome and refined cooking and draws from the best of local produce. The a la Carte luncheon menu is designe
104.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore a splendid 18th-century English interiors in an idyllic country setting The architecture of Claydon House includes extravagant rococo and chinoiserie decoration, with a unique Chinese Room and parquetry Grand Staircase that is so precious no one is allowed to use it. The house was occupied by the Verney family for over 380 years and the family museum contains mementoes of Florence Nightingale, who was a regular visitor, along with military uniforms, weapons, costume and musical...
115.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
Dining at Fawsley offers a unique setting where guests can enjoy a mixture of traditional and contemporary. Dishes feature seasonal ingredients sourced locally.
92.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
Little Malvern Court, a 10 acre garden, attached to a former Benedictine Priory, offers magnificent views over the Severn valley. Laid out as garden rooms aroun
57.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Seaview Hotel, Restaurant and Bar is a classic yet contemporary, stylish Victorian retreat located in the fishing village of Seaview on the Isle of Wight. The Restaurant which holds a Michelin Bib Gourmand award, offers a fantastic menu of British dishes all served in a contemporary setting. The terrace enjoys stunning views of the Solent. The food has a real wow factor and the menu is designed to reflect the seasons dependent on the relative abundance of local produce or season, you ...
52.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
Caudalie is a charming French skincare brand that unites modern, scientific technology with ancient traditions from the Bordeaux vineyards. The Vinotherapists at Caudalie are extensively trained to deliver the highest level of luxury, guests are encouraged to indulge in an array of treatment experiences.
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60.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
Located in a conservation area with over 1,000 years of history, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery showcases how this unique gin is produced.
71.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
Step Back in time at Fishbourne Roman Palace Fishbourne Roman Palace and Gardens in West Sussex is the largest Roman home in Britain, a lavish residence fit for royalty. Sign up for a guided tour and let the experts talk you through this fascinating historic site, unearthed as recently as 1960. You can still see evidence of the timber buildings that the Romans built when they first arrived here and the subsequent bathhouse which they created, which was a focal point for Roman society...
37.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover the Stunning Wildlife at The New Forest National Park The New Forest National Park is a unique landscape of ancient woodland, heather-covered heath, wide lawns, boggy mires, gentle farmland, coastal saltmarsh and mudflats and picturesque villages. It is one of the last places in the south-east of England to offer a sense of wildness and tranquillity. As the largest remaining area of lowland heath in Europe, it gives the flavour of a landscape that was once much more extensiv...
43.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
All the food served at The Montagu Arms' restaurant has been grown in the on-site organic garden, or is sourced from the New Forest, the wider Hampshire area an
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64.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
Fresh produce is a passion of the owners and under the guidance of Head Chef Tom Butt the hotel offers simple good food served with flair
31.6 miles from the centre of Dorset
Glastonbury Abbey is connected with legend to a degree that is unparalleled by any other abbey in England. Since Medieval times, the abbey has held legendary status as the earliest Christian foundation in Britain linked to Joseph of Arimathea and the burial place of King Arthur.
78.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Herd is a restaurant with rooms in the centre of Pangbourne. Our steaks are matured on the bone for a minimum of 30 days and are cooked to perfection on an open fire! We are passionate about steak and have left no stone unturned in our quest to deliver the ultimate steak experience at The Herd. Thousands of steaks have been tasted and many farms have been visited throughout the world in order to create The Herd. Flavour and tenderness are of premier importance to us and everything w...
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58.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Gardens have been developed since 1987 in two adjoining secluded valleys,one contains the River Black and the other a stream. A lake and ponds and wide walk
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45.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
Where better than the historic city of Bath, Britain's most famous Roman spa town and the country's original home of ‘wellness through water', to don your white robe and treat your mind and body to some sensory seduction. The Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel marries the best of water-based healing including a deluxe hydro pool to help wash any tension away and seven candle-lit serene treatment rooms for a bit of couch-based pampering. Feel the busy modern world slip away as your well-trained therapis...
68.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Allister Bishop, South Sands' new Executive Chef recently took the leap of relocating to his original home of South Devon. Encouraged by the knowing lure of fresh beach side produce and divine country living, Allister brings with him decades of experience having been based in London, working at some of the most reputable establishments the city has to offer - Harrods, Le Meridien and Hilton to name but a few. Allister's style is simplistic, understandable and succulent. He believes it is e...
78.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Miller of Mansfield is a modern inn set in an 18th century coaching inn. A warm welcome awaits. Partake in fine wines, well looked after beer, refined food and a sumptuous night's sleep. This pub-restaurant with 13 individually styled rooms celebrates the heritage of its building alongside a very 21st century take on savouring delicious food in hospitable surroundings.
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73.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Royal Oak is a true dining destination. Proud holders of 2 AA Rosettes, the menus change with the seasons and reflect the love of contemporary British food. The Royal Oak Inn is passionate about produce and sourced locally and from the countryside surroundings wherever possible, if you'd ever like to know the origin of one of the ingredients simply ask a member of the friendly team. The love of local extends to our bar, where you'll find a choice of local ales as well as an extensive win...
70.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover centuries of history at The Vyne The Vyne was built in the 16th century for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII´s Lord Chamberlain. The masterpiece of the building is the central staircase by John Chute, with its fluted columns, all decorated in blue and white. In the rooms is a wealth of old panelling and fine furniture. It also contains a Tudor chapel with Gothic vaulting, murals and fine Renaissance glass. In the grounds are lawns, herbaceous borders, lakes and an early summer house. ...
86.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Mole Inn is a beautiful 2 AA Rosette country Pub & Restaurant set in the stunning Oxfordshire countryside just 5 miles from the historic and cultural city o
88.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
Surrounded by lovely lakes and tranquil gardens, Le Mirage Spa at St.Pierre Park Hotel in Guernsey encourages you to take a breather from everyday life and ease
94.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover the fantastic West Wycombe Park The house at West Wycombe Park is among the most theatrical and Italianate in England, its facades formed as classical temples. It is the home of the Hell-Fire Club and was created by Sir Francis Dashwood. The interior has Palmyrene ceilings and decoration, with pictures. Also fine furniture, sculpture and Brussels tapestries dating from the time of Sir Francis Dashwood. The Rococo landscaped garden with its lakes and temples, was created in th...
81.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
The aim at 1861 is to always produce exceptional food, using local farmers, vegetable producers and butchers. With a keen eye on provenance and carbon footprint, the team strives to create a welcoming environment in which to enjoy a sensational meal.
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69.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the beautiful Uppark House and Gardens The tale behind Uppark House and Garden near Petersfield in the South Downs is a dramatic one, its having gone down in flames a couple of decades ago thanks to a spark from a workman's tool. The National Trust has surpassed itself in restoring the house and gardens and the result is a classic stately home in surely one of the most beautiful spots in England. Capability Brown and Humphrey Repton inspired the glorious grounds here which hav...
44.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the Mottistone Manor garden Mottistone Manor garden, which is owned by the National Trust, is one of the most peaceful and magical gardens on the island. Set in a sheltered valley with views to the sea, the gardens with their colourful borders, shrub-filled banks and grassy terraces surround an Elizabethan manor house (tenanted). Drought resistant plants, including those from the Mediterranean zone and Southern Hemisphere are being trialled here to see how they adapt to our cha...
47.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the Beautiful Knightshayes Garden The celebrated Knightshayes Garden, was originally planned in the late 1870s and then replanted in the 1950s. Crisply-managed formal terraces and a rather formal woodland garden with a water lily pool and topiary, specimen trees, rare shrubs, swathes of hellebores, trilliums and delightful seasonal colours. Famous and deliciously simple pool garden inside hedges. There is a fully productive Victorian walled garden and attractive woodland walks...
61.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
With a classic English menu encompassing modern twists, our restaurant at Mill End is a highlight for both new and returning guests for its seasonally changing menus, beautifully presented dishes, and excellent value for money. The quality of the food, including free range eggs, vegetables and the finest of beef is the result of Devon itself, with its extensive range of high quality local produce and the freshest of fish caught of the Devon and Cornish coasts. The team in the kitchen, l...
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76.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
Marwood is a very special private garden tucked secretly away in a North Devon valley. Covering some 20 acres with three beautiful lakes, this tranquil garden will provide a day of both inspiration and relaxation for the whole family. Well behaved dogs are welcome too! The gardens are continually developing and there is something new to see on each visit.
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43.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
Home to The National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear and Palace House, the award-winning Beaulieu makes for a superb day out.
108.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the beautiful landscape gardens of Stowe Stowe Landscape Gardens is an extraordinary, living, breathing work of art. With its ornamental lakes, glorious open spaces, wooded valleys and adorned with over 40 monument temples in all sizes and styles from Gothic to Classical, this magnificent landscape park is one of the supreme creations of the Georgian era. Given to the National Trust in 1989, the gardens, Stowe House (opened to the public by Stowe House Preservation Trust) and th...
44.6 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore a beautiful English country garden at The Courts Garden The Courts Garden is a delightful English country garden showcasing some of the UK'S best gardening. Take a stroll through the beautiful colour-coordinated flower bed and admire the wonderful variety of trees, shrubs and naturally planted spring bulbs. The water garden contains a rectangular lily pond surrounded by pale Iris Sibirica and an earlier creation of a dye pond. Borders are enclosed with Yew, Beech and Holly. T...
67.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
Donnington Valley Golf is a parkland course is set in beautiful rolling countryside with a challenging 6353 yards, 18 hole, par 71 from the back tees. Although some of the holes are quite forgiving the closing four holes are regarded as one of the toughest finishes in the country, with water featuring prominently on 15th, 16th and 17th holes.
93.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
Heythrop Park was built in the early 18th Century and oozes historic charm. Designed by Thomas Archer you will observe many Roman inspired features and this building is brilliantly appointed, taking full advantage of the stunning panoramic views. The superb spa at Heythrop Park is new to October 2009, and you should prepare to be amazed. The treatment rooms are divine and the experienced team of beauty therapists will work wonders as they perform your chosen treatments. The spa facilities are...
95.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Fig is Campdens Fine Dining evening restaurant, The Bistro is the casual all day alternative open 7 days with a wide selection of gin, cocktails and wines.
71.2 miles from the centre of Dorset
Don't forget to pack your sports kit if you are heading for the rather sumptuous Hampshire Court Hotel, just on the edge of Basingstoke. With five indoor tennis courts, two indoor pools, a gym, a spinning room and exercise studios, there's plenty of scope for that all essential work out. And when you have worked up a sweat, there are also plenty of ways to reward yourself. Try the beauty treatment suites where expertly trained staff will administer a deep tissue massage to soothe aching joint...