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.

Hardy's Cottage

Pilsden Pen

Cerne Abbas Giant

Cerne Abbas Giant

Street outlet shopping centre

Glastonbury Tor & the King Arthur legend

Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Abbey

Wells Cathedral


East Coker (T S Elliott)

Barrington Court House & Gardens

Kingston Lacy House & Gardens

Clouds Hill (T E Lawrence)


Arne Bird Sancutary

Tintinhull Gardens

Kingston Maurwood Gardens

Aldon Horse Trials

Hardy's Monument

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