20 Miles Around Halstock
There are Many attractions a short drive from Quiet Woman House. Here are a few examples:
Dorchester, the county town of Dorset.
Sherborne with its medieval buildings, Abbey and 2 Castles.
Shaftesbury, home of Gold Hill (made famous by the "Hovis" advert)
Dorset’s Jurassic coastline at Weymouth, Bridport & Lyme Regis
Brymton D'Every a vineyard & country life museum
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil www.haynesmotormuseum.com A living & working museum with the world's largest exhibition of cars from around the world.
Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Ilchester www.fleetairarm.com Europe's largest naval aviation museum. See concorde, harriers, helicoptors & the award winning Ark Royal Aircraft Carrier Experience & Nuclear Bomb.
Pen Wood for lovely walks
Montacute House, Montacute www.nationaltrust.org.uk A magnificent Elizabethen stone built house incorporating the National Portrait Gallery exhibition, formal garden & park.
Perry's Cider Farm at Dowlish Wake, Ilminster www.perryscider.co.uk Award winning ciders, working cider mills & rural museum. Traditional ciders to sample & buy in the farm shop
Somerset Distillery at Kingbury Episcopi, Martock www.ciderbrandy.co.uk Somerset's only apple distillery & a traditional cider farm producing a range of fine brandies & ciders.
East Lambrook Manor Gardens, South Petheton www.eastlambrook.co.uk Home of English cottage gardening. Won Southwest tearoom of the year in 2006. Also has a plant nursery & gift shop.
Muchelney has a 10th century abbey, priest's house & John Leach pottery
Forde Abbey & Gardens, Chard www.fordabbey.co.uk Spectacular gardens, magnificent 12th century house, restaurant, gift shop, pottery exhibution & the highest powered fountain in England.
Cricket St Thomas wild life park, Chard www.wild.org.uk Set in a beautiful valley with over 500 animals to see.
Hardy's Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, Nr Dorchester. The birthplace of acclaimed novelist & poet Thomas Hardy. A charming thatched & cob cottage where Thoams Hardy was born in 1840.
Cerne Abbas Giant
Street outlet shopping centre
Glastonbury Tor & the King Arthur legend
East Coker (T S Elliott)
Barrington Court House & Gardens
Kingston Lacy House & Gardens
Clouds Hill (T E Lawrence)
Arne Bird Sancutary
Kingston Maurwood Gardens
Aldon Horse Trials