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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 Kingston Lacy and Moors Valley Country Park are listed below.
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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 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...
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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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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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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,...
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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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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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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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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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The Alexandra has two award winning restaurants both overlooking Lyme Bay. Menus with local & seasonal at heart. Seafood from the bay below always on offer!
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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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...
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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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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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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51.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Set in the heart of the Redland area of Bristol, this stylish gastropub sports first floor “supper rooms” available for private hire and an outdoor terrace in addition to the bar and handsome main dining area. Ex- Le Manoir chef Simon Bradley applies both classic and modern European cookery techniques to West Country produce. The a la carte menu includes dishes such as organic steak and kidney pie with creamed potatoes and Guinness gravy and roasted fillet of line caught cod with steamed spi...
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
32.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
Longleat is characterised by its Elizabethan architecture and is surrounded by 900 acres of ‘Capability' Brown landscaped grounds. It is home to the UK's original Safari Park and a wealth of impressive attractions including Jungle Kingdom and Animal Adventure. Here, guests can get up-close and personal with truly amazing animals.
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
53.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
Located in Winchester, the 140-acre park is home to a huge variety of exotic and endangered species where guests can learn about nature all while getting closer to the wonders of the natural world. Marwell Zoo is run by conservation charity, Marwell Wildlife.
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54.2 miles from the centre of Dorset
Situated in 365 acres of glorious Cotswold countryside, and named after the meandering river that carves its way through the grounds, the Michelin starred Bybrook restaurant enjoys the most beautiful setting for any dining experience. The dining room of this golden-hued 14th century manor house is all chandeliered elegance. The kitchen garden supplements locally sourced produce for Chef Richard Davies' seasonal modern British menus. Wine flights from an award-winning wine list offer the oppor...
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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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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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...
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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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...
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.
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...
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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57.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
Tucked away in the small village of St Mary Bourne in the Hampshire countryside, the Bourne Valley Inn is a lovely country inn offering charming accommodation, delicious countryside dining and a warm, friendly service. Sink into one of the nine contemporary cottage-style rooms and unwind in your own private corner of the Hampshire countryside. Named after the lakes and rivers that lie nearby, the rooms are designed with your comfort in mind and include luxurious bedding, flat-screen TVs, W...
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...
39.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
Opened in March 2019, ' Betony ' is the signature restaurant of Great British Chef & Roux Scholar Matthew Tomkinson. Serving modern British cuisine in a relaxed yet chic restaurant environment, Betony is open Wednesday-Saturday for dinner.
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.
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...
47.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore Knightshayes Court Knightshayes Court, designed by William Burges, is a gothic Victorian building dating from 1869, and a rare survival of his work. The house is entered under a carved porch by Thomas Nicholls. Much of the decoration was by J G Crace, with his wallpapers and fabrics, depicting flowers and butterflies. On display are a collection of family portraits, furniture and 17th-century majolica, and also the original designs by Burges. The garden features a lily pond, t...
105.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Club Hotel and Spa Hotel offers visitors the Michelin Star Bohemia Restaurant and Bar; Rooftop Cocktail Garden; Ivy Clad Terrace with Heated Pool and Sun Loungers; Honesty Bar with Small Library; and the lavish Club Spa with Rasul Mud Chamber, Indoor Salt Water Pool and Thermal Suite.
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.
69.6 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Wellington Arms, Hampshire Wellington Arms is a homely pub restaurant which serves good, honest, local food executed with understated finesse. Owners Simon Page and Jason King are living the good life keeping chickens, bees and even pigs on the premises and tending to fruit trees and their veg patch. Homemade honey from pub's very own bees and fresh eggs collected from the chickens are sold at the bar. The interior resembles your gran's living room with exquisite, solid Edwardian ...
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...
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,...
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...
75.6 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover a world set in 28 acres of spectacular gardens where Dinosaurs and Animals roam together. Come and see Lions, Wolves, Sea Lions, Primates and more!
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.
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...
61.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
Nestled in the beautiful Candover Valley in Hampshire, the Woolpack is a rural country inn and a renowned destination for countryside pursuits especially for those keen on shooting and fly fishing. With seven beautifully appointed country style bedrooms and a hearty breakfast in the morning, you'd be sure to have a lovely countryside stay. The restaurant serves classic British dishes using the best seasonal and locally sourced ingredients whilst the bar offers a large selection of real...
71.6 miles from the centre of Dorset
Nestled beautifully in the rolling South Downs on the edge of the tiny village of Chilgrove, the White Horse is a multi-award-winning country inn, offering seasonal British cuisine and stylish bedrooms, providing a warm and friendly service with rustic elegance and contemporary design.
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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...
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
35.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
This chic, eclectic restaurant, Bar, Cafe is open all day. From coffee to cocktails, pop in and catch up with friends. The extensive menu offers a feast of local produce from healthy (Kale salad with red onion, pearl couscous, chickpea, roasted peppers, walnut dressing) to hearty (Beer battered haddock with chunky chips and minted peas), and puds are to die for! This really is a restaurant to be enjoyed at anytime of day, with anyone you choose.
76.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
This 9 acre garden at Englefield House falls from the woodland area with magnolia, rhododendron, azalea, acer, camellia and many other species. Below are the two terraces enclosed in grey stone balustrades, built in 1860 with wide staircases, mixed borders, fountains and rill. In modern times there has been a steady programme of planting with many features and areas developed to give interest all through the year. Plants for sale in the neighbouring Englefield Garden Centre, and te...
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...
105.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
Dark wood panelling, smart white linen and comfortably spaced tables provide a suitably grown up environment for the sophisticated cooking of one of the Channel Islands best known chefs. Shaun Rankin has garnered both critical acclaim and national TV exposure for his intricate and sometimes daring cooking. You could start a meal here with an unusual pairing of goats cheese ice cream with carrot and tomato jelly and follow with the classical combination of roast fillet of Angus beef with woodl...
115.6 miles from the centre of Dorset
This 16th century Tudor manor house with Georgian and Victorian influences is home to two restaurants; the fine dining Equilibrium and this more relaxed option. Don't worry, there's no lack of luxury with linen covering the well spaced tables and comfortable upholstered armchairs to settle into. British ingredients are given a distinctly Mediterranean treatment on a lengthy menu that includes simple, well prepared dishes such as local asparagus, Parma ham, poached egg, hollandaise sauce and s...
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...
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...
90.2 miles from the centre of Dorset
Blenheim Palace gardens (one of the Winners of the Historic Houses Association/Christies Garden of the Year Award 2008)are one of the great 18th century parks landscaped by `Capability´ Brown including the largest lake he ever devised. The Secret Garden is one of Blenheim Palace´s most popular attractions for plant lovers as it is a garden for all seasons, combining mature trees with new plantings. This secluded area has winding paths that lead to soothing water features, bridges, fountains, ...
63.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Carnarvon Arms Located next door to Highclere Castle, home to the real Downton Abbey set and just a few miles from Newbury town centre, The Carnarvon Arms is a modern day country inn. Originally a coaching inn serving travellers to nearby Highclere Castle, Grade II listed Carnarvon Arms has recently been restored to its former glory, offering a dining room with a high vaulted ceiling, a bar and 19 individually styled boutique bedrooms. Crowned Historic Luxury Hotel of the Year 20...
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.
52.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the grandeur of Dyrham Park Dyrham Park is a 17th century mansion built in the baroque style between 1692 and 1704 for William Blathwayt, Secretary of State to William III. The rooms have changed little since they were furnished by Blathwayt. Due to his royal connections, the house became a showcase for Dutch decorative arts. On display are family portraits, paintings, delftware, furniture and a state bed made for the house. The restored Victorian domestic rooms include kitchen...
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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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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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...
45.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
More family home than grand house, surrounded by a beautiful garden with a vast tree collection from across the globe. Explore winding paths, climb and extinct volcano, discover an Iron Age hill fort and take in distant views towards Dartmoor. Killerton's acres of historic parkland and woods are the perfect place to walk, run and play.
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
76.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Swan at Southrop is Thyme's 17th century English village pub with a beautiful restaurant and dining room, serving the best of what English country life has to offer, located a stone's throw away from the Estate, at the heart of Southrop's village community. “Home grown, homemade and produce-driven” is the motto at The Swan, where each morning, fresh vegetables, herbs, and eggs are harvested from the estate's gardens and incorporated in the seasonal menus. Award-winning landscape gardener,...
112.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
Food and drink will be at the forefront of your Mallory experience. With their many awards and exclusive Relais & Chateaux membership, you will be left with the feeling of quality and service you would expect from this award-winning hotel in Warwickshire. Food at Mallory Court is firmly based on seasonality, from the first spring asparagus, hand dived scallops and Cornish blue lobster moving through the year to venison, mallard and other game. The menus are constantly evolving, encompassin...
44.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the beautiful gardens of Mottisfont Abbey The 19th century garden at Mottisfont Abbey is typical of the period, with sweeping lawns and stands of trees, much in the Capability Brown style. The garden is the result of the work of several well-known garden designers. In 1971 the kitchen garden was developed and holds a collection of roses from rosarian Graham Stuart Thomas, the National Trust´s gardens consultant. Visit in June for the best display. The grounds have a wonderful...
52.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover the beautifully preserved Manor House of Clevedon Court Clevedon Court is an outstanding 14th century manor house with parts of a massive 13th century Tower and Great Hall and much of the original building still evident. It has been home to the Elton Family since 1709. A large amount of the interior was altered by the family and the Great Hall is now Georgian with a minstrels´ gallery. The house contains many striking Eltonware pots and vases and a fascinating collection of N...
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.
107.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover a lifetime of history at Berrington Hall With sweeping views across to the Black Mountains of Wales, it's no wonder that landscaper du jour Capability Brown choose the site that Berrington Hall now stands on for the great architect Henry Holland to build on. Holland then created the neo-classical Berrington Hall, all the time following his employer Thomas Harley's commands that the house show just how much money he had made supplying the British army with clothing. The result ...
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45.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
One of Bath's longest established independent restaurant, Chef Chris Cleghorn has gained its first Michelin Star in 2018. The menu is based on five or seven-course tasting options with the possibility to choose a la carte. Discover an award-winning wine list and a bar offering a relatively unique spirit list.
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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54.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Manor House Golf Club is nestled in 365 acres of Cotswold countryside, bordering the village of Castle Combe. The championship 18-hole golf course also houses The Clubhouse for food and drink, The Loft, the state of the art gym and The Waterfall Lodge suitable for overnight golf breaks.
46.2 miles from the centre of Dorset
Wear Park Spa is a multi-award-winning spa and beauty salon located in the Georgian manor house at Exeter Golf and Country Club. Open to everyone with a discount for members, the single and double treatment rooms enjoy stunning views of the golf course. Wear Park Spa is perfect for both spa days and beauty treatments. Luxurious, with world-class ESPA facials, massage and body treatments, yet convenient for beauty treatments such as Shellac nails, manicures, pedicures, waxing, eyebrows and las...
73.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover the stunning gardens at Arlington Court & the National Trust Carriage Museum With more than 20 miles of footpaths to discover, a grand Victorian garden full of exotic flowers, walled garden stuffed with produce used in the tea room and a beautiful old house containing fascinating Victorian treasures, Arlington Court and National Trust Carriage Museum is an Exmoor gem. Arlington, crouched in the wooded valley of the River Yeo, has been an estate held by the Chichester family...
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
42.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
Meet some amazing animals and birds that live in this natural woodland learn some fascinating facts about European bison, lynx, wolves, otters etc etc
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.
92.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Horse and Groom is a stunning, traditional British pub situated atop Bourton on the Hill. Ticking all the boxes; The Horse and Groom uses locally sourced, fresh ingredients served with efficient service. This pub is definitely a must even for a quick drink in the beautiful garden.
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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55.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the beautiful Dartmoor National Park Take a gentle stroll surrounded by classic English scenery at Dartmoor National Park, which covers 368 square miles of stunning views in south west England. This makes it the largest and wildest area of open land in this part of the country. There are more than 450 miles of public rights of way (so walking to suit everyone) plus many cycle routes on and off-road. Take a stroll in spring for the bluebell carpets, inhale the scent of pink heat...
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...
107.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
Compton Verney offers a unique Art Gallery experience. Housed in a Grade I listed Robert Adam Mansion set in 120 acres of ´Capability´ Brown landscaped parkland, it houses art from around the world. Six permanent collections include: paintings from the Golden age of Neopolitan art, Germanic paintings and sculpture (1450-1650), British Portraits including Reynolds and Tudor portraits, the most extensive collection of Chinese bronzes outside London, work by and objects that inspired textile des...
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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90.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Feathers is the place to come for a celebratory meal, relaxed lunch or Afternoon tea treat! Executive Chef, Dominic Chapman brings a wealth of experience to The Feathers. Having been Head Chef of Heston Blumenthal's Michelin-starred Hinds Head (Bray), Michael Parkinson's Royal Oak, and now Chef Proprietor of the acclaimed Beehive in White Waltham. His trademark is straightforward, comforting food made from the best seasonal ingredients, with the kind of attention to detail that only ...
43.6 miles from the centre of Dorset
Saveur restaurant is a fine dining modern European restaurant headed up by Nigel Wright and Kerry Dutton who have maintained their 2 rosette credential for 3 ye
49.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover the Beautiful Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and village Lacock Abbey was founded in 1232 and converted into a country house in the mid-16th century, the cloisters and monastic rooms of the Abbey have survived largely intact. On the closure of the monastery it passed to William Sharington. The Strong Room has an important Renaissance carved stone table, supported by 4 satyrs. Various paintings, furniture and a group of watercolours are also on display. The stable courtyard ho...
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...
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.
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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36.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
Whether you are visiting Rhinefield House in the New Forest for a leisure break or celebration you can be sure that a delectable dining experience awaits you.
76.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore Saltram House Saltram House is a remarkable Georgian mansion that features some of Robert Adam´s finest rooms. There are exquisite plasterwork ceilings and some rooms are decorated with original 18th century Chinese wallpaper. The fine collection of paintings includes work by Sir Joshua Reynolds and Angelica Kauffmann. The house also contains fine original period furniture, china, pictures and a doll´s house. The superb 18th century gardens have an orangery, shrubberies, specim...
61.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover a beautiful Edwardian-style garden at Dyffren Gardens Dyffryn Botanic Garden are outstanding Grade I listed Edwardian gardens. They have recently been restored to Thomas Mawson's original 1904 design with the help of a Heritage Lottery grant. This garden has everything - formal lawns, fountains and pools, seasonal beds, trees and shrubs, rose garden, statuary, garden rooms, including Pompeian, Paved Court and Theatre gardens. An arboretum contains trees from all over the world...
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...
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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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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54.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
Winchester Cathedral offers a wealth of beauty, from its outstanding architecture to the deep emotions stirred by its choral music – a wonderful heritage that belongs to us all. For over a thousand years, people have come to seek inspiration in this magnificent Cathedral. Today, the Cathedral welcomes 300,000 visitors a year to share in worship, explore its heritage and attend the many events. From a small Saxon church to a great Cathedral, the long history of this sacred place stretches b...
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.
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.
89.2 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Wild Rabbit is a reinvention of the traditional English inn - a place to eat, drink and sleep. Set in the charming and tranquil village of Kingham in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Wild Rabbit offers visitors a welcoming and relaxing traditional pub bar, a more formal dining room, as well 12 individually furnished bedrooms and a cottage. Having been awarded their first Michelin star in October 2016 The Wild Rabbit has a well-deserved reputation as one of the great places to eat in th...
56.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
Dart Marina's elegant fine dining River Restaurant, which holds 2 AA Rosettes, has exemplary standards of cuisine, wines and service
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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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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107.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover the beautiful Farnborough Hall nestled in the Warwickshire Countryside Bathed by the light bouncing off the honey-coloured stone of the glamorous 18th century Farnborough Hall, the grounds at this wonderful regal stately home are a delight to explore. This is a rare example of a ferme ornee (or ornamental farm), a style much favoured by the early 18th century landscape gardeners who wanted to move from grand, formal gardens to softer, more naturalistic designs. The hall's ow...
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...
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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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...
32.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa is positioned as the jewel in Somerset, the spa provides an exclusive and intimate atmosphere, the idyllic combination of heat and water experiences, fitness essentials and first class bespoke treatments, will guarantee that this bathing house offers the perfect therapy to well being. This Somerset gem includes a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, foot spas and experience showers. Then, on a completely separate level, you will find a fitness suite and two beautif...
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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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.
34.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Halcyon Spa at Bishopstrow House is nestled in the heart of Wiltshire, near the town of Warminster. The spa is renowned for its range of facilities, treatments and customer care. Guests will love the heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, which are open all year round, and the wide variety of treatments on offer.
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.
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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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
32.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
The recently refurbished Mount Somerset Hotel, Spa and fine dining restaurant is situated in the most tranquil of locations, and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful views over the English countryside yet so easily accessible for the A358 and junction 25 of the M5. Open seven days a week for 365 days a year and available for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner to residents and non residents. Our menu combines classic favorites and imaginative new dishes from our daily changing l...
87.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
Based in the grounds of the hotel, the 6,579 yard Par 72 course has some classic mature features such as veteran oaks, with greens in impressive condition. There are fine views of the Cotswolds, Malverns and Tewkesbury Abbey. Over the last 18 months, we have benefited from the advice of Peter McEvoy, ex England Amateur Champion and Walker Cup Captain, and international agronomist John Clarkin, who has prepared courses for Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy. We have received many complimen...
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.
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.
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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92.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
One of the most beautiful hotels in the Cotswolds, Buckland Manor is set in ten acres of grounds in a peaceful corner of the village of Buckland.
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
60.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore a castle hidden deep in the Devon Countryside Designed by Edward Lutyens, Castle Drogo in Exeter is an imposing granite edifice created for millionaire Julius Drewe at the first part of the 20th century. In dire need of renovations, it is currently the subject of a fund-raising campaign by the National Trust to restore it to its former glory. In a hugely dramatic setting high above the Teign Gorge with panoramic views across Dartmoor, the interior has fabulous family portraits...
71.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
With a history that dates back to 1336, The Pilchard Inn is one of the oldest pubs in the country. The inn's patrons were once the local fishermen, as well as the smugglers and shipwreckers who enticed ships to their fate on the rocks locally. Nowadays, customers are from the Burgh Island hotel and the surrounding villages.
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98.2 miles from the centre of Dorset
A fantastic year-round family attraction, comprising of plenty of activities both indoor and outdoor, to keep all ages entertained whatever the weather!
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...
60.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
The golf course at Bovey Castle is a challenging and beautiful 18-hole championship course, designed in 1926 by J F Abercromby, one of the finest British golf course designers of the last century. When the course opened in 1930, it quickly gained national acclaim for its reputation as one of the most enjoyable places to play golf. Designed to rival its sister courses at Gleneagles and Turnberry, this course has been described as an experience of golf never to be forgotten, presenting the p...
68.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
Home Place Cottages offers adult only weekend breaks for couples and groups of two to four people in five cosy country cottages. Home Place welcomes guests
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45.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Bath Aqua Glass have glassblowing demonstrations in their studio in Bath, twice a day from Monday to Saturday. It is family-friendly and a short walk from their central shop by the historic Bath Abbey
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45.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the beautiful Gardens of Killerton Killerton is a famous woodland hillside garden full of splendid old and special trees including innumerable record-breaking specimens, many introduced by the plantsman Veitch, rare shrubs, beautiful herbaceous borders, crocus, daffodils, bluebells, an ice-house. A huge estate with walks through the park, woods and Devon countryside. Thatched `Bear´s Hut´ summerhouse and formal terrace by `father of wild gardening´ William Robinson.
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.
69.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
Set in the heart of Berkshire countryside, The Crab & Boar is a lovely country pub with rooms offering British cuisine, free Wi-Fi and a large car park. The award-winning restaurant serves locally-sourced seafood and seasonal game in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The restaurant has received 2 AA Rosettes and are part of 'Pub group of the year 2016' by The Good Pub Guide.
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92.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
Award-winning, privately-owned 3 acre garden surrounding an 18th century manor house and 16th century tithe barn where light refreshments are available.
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.
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.
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...
107.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
The fortunes of Jersey have always been intricately linked with the sea that surrounds it and the Maritime Museum in St Helier explores this relationship. Through a series of exhibits which are designed to be seen, touched, heard and smelt, visitors learn the story of Jersey's seafaring past. Sitting on the pretty harbour at St Helier, the museum gives you the chance to feel the full force of a gale, learn about the tides and design a ship. You will hear shanties sung by salty sea dogs and le...
73.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
The Anchor Inn is a quirky English country inn dating back to the 14th century. Situated in the heart of picturesque rural Hampshire, the inn offers charming accommodation, unique countryside dining and a warm, friendly service. Having been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for its modern twist on traditional British pub classics, the Anchor Inn's kitchen team pride themselves on sourcing ingredients from the surrounding rivers, farms and fields, so you can be assured of fresh fare and unique flavour...
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
43.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
Home to The National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear, the award-winning Beaulieu makes for a superb day out.
46.8 miles from the centre of Dorset
Bailbrook House in Bath offers an inspiring variety of culinary experiences to indulge in with Cloisters restaurant and the Conservatory.
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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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.
30.5 miles from the centre of Dorset
Howard's House is a privately owned hotel, hidden away in unspoilt countryside in the heart of Wiltshire. The ancient honey coloured stone building has not been subjected to any modern tampering which shows in the simple elegance of the airy restaurant. Chef Andy Britton's ethos is to source as much local meat, game, fish and seasonal produce as possible as well as the vegetables and herbs from the kitchen garden. The cuisine is modern British and the menu may feature a starter such as roaste...
95.4 miles from the centre of Dorset
One of England's finest gardens, Rousham House garden was first designed in 1738 by William Kent and represents the initial phase of English landscape design. One of the few gardens to have escaped alteration over the years. Original features such as the ponds and cascades, statuary and eye-catchers which delighted the 18th century visitors, still attract numerous visitors today. The walled garden, herbaceous borders, pigeon house, parterre and espalier apple trees are not to be misse...
61.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
Stone Lane Gardens is a lovely woodland and water garden, with National Collections of birch and alder trees. Between May and October, the garden hosts the Mythic Garden sculpture exhibition, showing imaginative artwork in a wide variety of media. The garden is open 7 days a week, all year round.
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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...
88.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
The beautiful island of Guernsey offers an abundance of fresh produce, fish and meats, all of which inspire our chefs to create wonderful dishes for all tastes. St Pierre Park offers an array of dining options. Enjoy a light snack, coffee, lunch or informal dinner in the Terrace Café bar; dining at The Pavilion Restaurant, or a celebration in one of our private dining rooms. We have also devised menus for children.
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...
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...
60.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the highly distinctive gardens of Hinton Ampner House The gardens of Hinton Ampner House were laid out by the scholarly Ralph Dutton in the middle of the 20th century with great regard to line, landscape and historical propriety. Statues, buildings, axes and views have been placed with exquisite judgement to lead you subtly along the exact route that Dutton intended. He was also careful to choose plants which would do well on chalk, and then plant lots of them - using always t...
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...
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...
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.
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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107.2 miles from the centre of Dorset
Dining at L'Horizon is all about creativity, seasonality and island flair. Choose from a range of dining experiences including the new Fusion pop up.
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.
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.
26.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
Hillbrush has been manufacturing cleaning equipment in Mere, Wiltshire, since 1922. In April 2017 we launched our visitor centre, Visit Hillbrush, incorporating our gift shop of cleaning and personal grooming products, our amazing locally sourced restaurant with an extensive menu of delicious meals, drinks and snacks, and our interactive brushmaking museum.
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48.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
A friendly, local, steam railway bringing back the sounds and smells of steam to the Avon Valley. Opened in 1869 by the Midland Railway as a through route between the Birmingham and the South Coast, the line was later linked to the iconic Somerset & Dorset Railway. Closed under the Beeching Axe of the 1960's the line was preserved by an enthusiastic group of volunteers. Today, 40 years on, three miles of track has been re-laid, locomotives and carriages restored, and the sound of steam c...
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
96.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
This is the Cotswolds' ultimate hotspot! Known for its warm welcome and plethora of awards (The Times UK No 1 Inn and The Good Pub Guide's County Dining Pub of the Year). The 17th Century pub is the perfect base for exploring Cotswold walks & villages with the most beautiful rooms, roaring fires and Two Rosette food to return to.
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 ...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
93.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
Heythrop Park Resort Golf is destined to become one of the finest new courses in the UK. The club is limiting the membership of the club to just 400 exclusive members. The stunning course meanders through ancient woodland, lakes and streams and is supported by a sophisticated new clubhouse built beside the original family home. The club has separate changing facilities for golfers and those using the Health Club. There is also a family change area with easy access to the swimming pool.
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.
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...
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...
69.1 miles from the centre of Dorset
Explore the exotic paradise of Overbeck's Garden Exotic Overbecks Garden has dramatic coastal gardens with glorious views over Salcombe estuary. The warm microclimate encourages rare and tender plants producing a garden of hot colour from July through to September and luxuriant growth. This is an enthusiastic little garden, its steep terraces built in 1901, are stuffed with plants through which the visitor can wander - fuchsia trees, fruiting banana palms, angel´s trumpets, monster ech...
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...
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
106.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
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.
107.8 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...
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...
26.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover Stourhead House Stourhead House is a Palladian mansion built in the 1720s, which was home to the Hoare family, who are the owners of Britain´s only surviving private bank. The entrance hall has a large collection of Hoare family portraits. The interior includes an outstanding Regency library designed by Colt Hoare in 1792 and decorated with paintings of classical scenes and furniture by Chippendale the Younger. In the gardens are classical temples, including the Pantheon and Te...
44.7 miles from the centre of Dorset
Mottisfont is a National Trust owned house, gallery and gardens, with a year round programme of events, exhibitions, and seasonal interest in the gardens. It is particularly famous for the National Collection of old-fashioned roses which flower in June, Rex Whistler's trompe l'oeil drawing room, and high quality art exhibitions.
80.9 miles from the centre of Dorset
Since 2007, this white washed inn at the side of a winding Welsh country road has been run to huge acclaim by British culinary legend Shaun Hill. Dine in the smartly appointed yet casual dining room, or in good weather take a table on the patio or the idyllic garden. Hill's ingredient led approach encompasses influences from all over the globe. Don't be deceived by the simple presentation, this is technically assured cooking that accentuates flavour. Start with Wye Valley asparagus with more...
63.3 miles from the centre of Dorset
Discover the history of Tredegar House Tredegar House is one of the architectural wonders of Wales and one of the most significant late 17th century houses in the whole of the British Isles. For over 500 years it was home to one of the greatest Welsh families, the Morgan's, later Lords of Tredegar, until they left in 1951.The House has been beautifully restored and refurbished by Newport City Council. Its gilded opulent interiors reach a high point in the State Rooms. The most stunni...
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.
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...
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.
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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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.
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...
52.0 miles from the centre of Dorset
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm is a zoo set on a working farm in 100 acres of beautiful, peaceful North Somerset countryside just 6 miles from Bristol.
66.3 miles from the centre of Dorset