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All attractions within 55 miles of Henstridge

Gartell Light Railway Narrow gauge light railway, with steam and diesel engines 2
Castleton Water Wheel Museum Water wheel and house restored and maintained by volunteers 6
Sherborne, Old Castle 12th century castle ruins  (EH)6
Stock Gaylard House Early Georgian house with gardens and deer park  (HHA)6
Duncliffe Wood 228 acre Woodland Trust woods with walks and spring colours. 7
Sherborne Abbey Saxon cathedral in the heart of Sherborne 7
Sherborne Castle Castle built by Sir Walter Raleigh with 40 acre gardens, 50 acre lake, gift shop and tearoom.  (HHA) (NGS)7
Sherborne town Picturesque town with many medieval buildings 7
Sturminster Newton Mill Late 17th century working mill on the river Stour near the small market town of Sturminster Newton 8
Fiddleford Manor Part of a small stone manor house  (EH)9
Sandford Orcas Manor House Manor house owned by Sir Mervyn Medlycott Bt 9
Wincanton Racecourse Within walking distance of Wincanton and has 17 jump races between October and May 9
Castle Cary Attractive and busy small Somerset market town with museum and 19th century Market House 11
Child Okeford Attractive small village at the base of Hambledon Hill 11
Haynes International Motor Museum, Yeovil Over 400 cars and bikes on display with themed adventure playground, shop and restaurant 11
Shaftesbury, Abbey Museum and Garden Set on the site of Saxon England's foremost Benedictine nunnery founded by King Alfred in 888AD and within walking distance of the famous Gold Hill 11
Shaftesbury, Gold Hill Museum and Garden Local museum and cottage garden at the top of Gold Hill 11
Bruton Dovecote Unusual hilltop stone building dating from the 16th century and maintained by the NT as part of the Stourhead Estate.  (NT)12
Gants Mill & garden, Bruton Attractive gardens with sculpture displays and watermill dating back to Domesday times 12
Yeovil Railway Centre Run by volunteers with shop and regular events, including driver experience events 12
Alfred's Tower Triangular shaped hilltop tower built to commemorate the Saxon King  (NT)14
Bruton Small thriving ancient town 14
Bush Farm Bison Centre Bison and other livestock with woodland walks, gallery and small shop 14
Compton Abbas Airfield Picturesque working airfield where vintage and historic aircraft are either based or visit on regular occasions. Flying Aces Museum and Restaurant. 14
Ivy Cottage Garden 2 acre informal cottage garden with stream 14
Cerne Abbas Giant Famous 180ft tall chalk hill figure cut into the hillside above a charming village.   (NT)15
Fleet Air Arm museum The largest collection of Naval aircraft in Europe, with the first British built Concorde and an award winning Aircraft Carrier Experience  15
Blandford Forum Interesting predominantly Georgian town built after most of the original town was destroyed by fire in 1731 16
Minterne Gardens Home of the Churchill and Digby families for 350 years, now the seat of the 12th Lord Digby  (HHA) (NGS)16
Montacute House Elizabethan ham-stone house incorporating National Portrait Gallery exhibition, garden and park  (NT)16
Montacute TV, radio & toy museum Interesting and quirky museum with shop and tea rooms 16
Stourhead World-famous 18th century landscape garden, Palladian mansion, parkland, lake, woods and chalk downs  (NT)16
Lytes Cary Manor Enchanting manor house with Arts & Crafts-style garden  (NT)17
Old Wardour Castle The romantic ruin of the 14th century Old Wardour Castle in a stunning lakeside position. Kevin Costner's "Robin Hood Prince of Thieves" was filmed partly here.  (EH)18
Royal Signals Museum Museum on the history of army communications including the history of the Royal Corps of Signals 18
Hall & Woodhouse brewery visitor centre Visitor centre and brewery tours 19
Ham Hill Country Park Over 400 acres with far reaching views, Iron Age ramparts, deserted medieval village and woodlands. 19
Larmer Tree Gardens Victorian pleasure gardens with wonderful displays (including their website) 20
Lower Severalls Gardens & Nursery Gardens and nursery hosting many events through the year 20
Tintinhull Garden Delightful formal garden with pools, lawns and beautiful borders  (NT)20
Treasurer's House, Martock Small early medieval house  (NT)20
East Lambrook Manor Gardens Privately owned Grade 1 listed cottage style garden, particularly known for its snowdrops and hardy geraniums 21
Nunney Castle Picturesque 14th century moated castle remains.  (EH)21
Wolfeton House Medieval and Elizabethan manor house lying in water-meadows.  (HHA)21
Athelhampton House Privately owned 15th century house with gardens  (HHA)22
Chettle House Queen Anne manor house in five acres of gardens. Featured as William Wilberforce's London home in the film 'Amazing Grace' 22
Dorchester, Roman Town House, Gardens, Maumbury Rings, Museums The County Town of Dorset. 22
Kingston Maurward Formal gardens set out in the Arts and Crafts style. Also an animal park and visitor centre.  (NGS)22
Blindmans Brewery Tours Real ale brewery that can arrange for brewery tours 23
East Somerset Railway, Cranmore, Shepton Mallet Train rides, Engine Shed, Workshop, Museum, Café and Shop - what more could you want? 23
Eeles Pottery, Beaminster Family run pottery with display room 23
Farmer Giles working farm park 38 acre farm with lots to do for the family 23
Maiden Castle Iron Age Hill Fort The largest and most complex Iron Age hill fort in Britain accessed by a short steep trail from the car park 23
Mapperton Gardens A manor house with church, stable block, coach house, dovecote and courtyard. A valley garden descends from the lawn through the formal topiary and down to the woodland garden.  (HHA) (NGS)23
The Somerset Distillery You can follow the orchard trail and also see the copper stills in the distillery. Sample the cider and cider brandy and visit the shop. 23
Kingston Lacy Country mansion, attractive formal gardens, extensive wooded parkland, outstanding collection of Old Master paintings, children's adventure playground, Iron Age hill fort, Badbury Rings  (NT) (NGS)24
Longleat Safari Park & House Safari Park and Stately Home and many other attractions - a good day out for all 24
Wells Cathedral Building of this Gothic style Abbey started in 1180. The font from the original Anglo-Saxon Cathedral remains, the drum being over one thousand years old. 24
Horn Park A large garden looking over terraces and lawns and across to the sea. Features a water garden, wild flower meadow and woodland garden.  (NGS)25
Muchelney Pottery Not just a pottery shop but also a gallery for the display and sale of signed work by the potters and contemporary art by leading west country artists. 25
Stembridge Tower Mill The last remaining thatched windmill in England it dates from 1822 and was in use until 1910. Overlooks the Somerset levels.  (NT)25
Wells Bishop's House & Gardens A medieval Palace with 14 acres of gardens and the springs from which the city takes its name. Also visit the Bishop's private Chapel, ruined Great Hall and the Gatehouse with portcullis and drawbridge where the famous mute swans ring a bell for food 25
Dean's Court 13 acres of partly wild gardens around the former Deanery of Wimborne Minster.  (HHA) (NGS)26
Glastonbury Abbey Romantic ruins and legendary burial place of Arthur. Set in 36 acres of grounds. 26
Glastonbury Tor Iconic location with St Michael's tower atop one of Somerset's landmark hills.  (NT)26
Honeybrook Farm Working farm with country walks, farm animals to meet, picnic spots, nature based activities for children and adults and a huge playground.  26
Milton Lodge Gardens A series of architectural terraces that capitalise on the glorious views of the Cathedral and the Vale of Avalon.  (HHA)26
The Priest's House Museum in a historic town house with garden and boat-house tearoom. 26
Walford Mill Crafts Centre Free admission to exhibitions, shop and bistro. Craft classes also available. 26
Wimborne Model Town 1/10th scale model town of Wimborne Minster in the 1950s. Includes working model railway, putting green, gift shop and tearooms. 26
Wookey Hole caves A popular tourist destination with many attractions as well as the well-known caves. 26
Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park A wildlife park with emphasis on conservation and education. Also offers behind the scenes tours. 27
Edmondsham House & Gardens A blend of Tudor and Georgian architecture. The house is surrounded by six acres of fascinating gardens.  (NGS)27
Perry's Cider Mills visitor centre and rural museum The cider mills and visitor centre occupy the original family farm. There is a free museum and the cider presses in the 16th Century thatched cider barn are on view all year round. You may sample all ciders free in the cider and farm shop. 27
Barrington Court Gertrude Jekyll-inspired gardens and kitchen gardens. The Tudor manor house is let to Stuart Interiors and is also open to the public for viewing.  (NT)28
Cranborne Forge Ironwork and garden art. Contemporary and classical garden sculpture with gift shop. 28
Moreton Gardens Lawrence of Arabia Gardens and plant centre.  (NGS)28
The Bovington Tank Museum A wide range of over 250 vehicles from the first tank ever built to the modern Challenger II. Various special events and live action tank displays throughout the year.  28
West Sedgemoor Located in the wet meadow systems of the Somerset Levels and Moors. Lapwings, snipe and redshanks breed here and winter floods attract large flocks of teals, wigeons, lapwings and golden plovers.  (RSPB)28
Wilton House A 460 year old building with art treasures and 21 acres of gardens and parkland. The House stands on the site of a ninth century nunnery founded by King Alfred.  (HHA)28
Dorset Heavy Horse Centre Free heavy horse wagon, tractor and trailer. Daily shows and 'hands on' activities. Also pigs, goats, llamas and rabbits etc and a reconstructed blacksmiths museum and pet shop. 29
Forde Abbey & Gardens A former Cistercian monastery and its 30 acres of award winning gardens.  (NGS)29
Bridport & West Bay A lively market town close to West Bay and the Jurassic Coast. 30
Cranborne Manor Cranborne Manor is the Dorset home of Viscount Cranborne. The gardens are open once a week in the Spring and Summer, the Garden Centre is open every day. There is also a tearoom.  (NGS)30
Willows & Wetland Visitors Centre The Coate family have been growing willow on the Somerset Levels since 1819. There is a selection of handcrafted basketware to buy, a museum and tea rooms. 30
Bennett's Water Gardens 8 acres of gardens, with outstanding displays of water lillies flowering from late Spring to Autumn. Lakeside café. 31
Fisherton Mill The South of England's largest independent Art Gallery. Gallery café on site.. 31
Knoll Gardens An award winning specialist nursery and show garden.  (NGS)31
Mompesson House A spacious 18th-century house in the Cathedral Close with fine Georgian features. A walled garden in which to relax and take tea. The house was the location for the 1995 film of Sense and Sensibility.  (NT)31
Salisbury Cathedral, Medieval city centre, Old sarum Fine medieval Cathedral that holds the best preserved of only four original Magna Carta. A few miles up the road towards Stonehenge lies Old Sarum, the original site of Salisbury and the remains of which can still be seen.  31
Stapehill Abbey Gardens, museum, home farm and Arts & Crafts display. All based around a restored Nun's Chapel and Cloisters. 31
Broadwindsor Craft & Design Centre Crafts workshops and studios for buying something different. Includes a Toy Room and The Garden Gift Room and a restaurant. 32
Farmer Palmers Farm Park Farm park attraction catering for the under 8's 32
Rockbourne Roman Villa Villa remains and museum. You can see mosaics, part of the underfloor heating system and the outline of the villa's forty rooms.  32
The North Curry Brewery This Somerset Levels brewery is situated in period barns with their original stable fittings. You may be taken around the Brewery and shown the ancient methods of brewing that have remained the same for centuries. 32
Abbotsbury sub-tropical gardens, swannery, children's farm Three popular attractions on this attractive part of the Dorset coast.  (NGS)33
Moors Valley Country Park Country park and forests with walks and cycle rides. Adventure course and narrow gauge steam train. 33
Cheddar Gorge & caves A major tourist attraction with cathedral-like caves and Britain's biggest Gorge. 34
Compton Acres Ten acre private gardens of late Victorian Mixed Style design. Seven distinct gardens including an Italian Garden and Japanese Garden. 34
Adventure Wonderland. Popular theme park by Bournemouth International Airport. 35
Breamore House and Museum Manor house and countryside museum 35
Stonehenge A UNESCO World Heritage Site that covers over 6000 acres and over 400 scheduled monuments. The main henge can be seen in passing from the busy A303 but warrants a closer view.  (NT)35
Blue Pool & Tea House Fine clay in the water create a pool of water that constantly varies in colour. Set in a deep bowl and surrounded by 25 acres of heath woodland and gorse. 36
Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door lie within walking distance of each other on this spectacular stretch of coast.  (HHA)36
Charmouth Attractive village on the Jurassic Coast. Famous for the fossils that can be found on the nearby beaches. 37
White Stones café/gallery Café, gallery and garden with regular art exhibitions. Located on Portland. 37
Corfe Castle A romantic ruined castle put out of action after the English Civil War. A wonderful location overlooking the charming village of Corfe and steam trains operating on the Swanage Railway. 38
Downton, Moot Landscape Garden This garden is mostly managed by volunteers and was created in the early 18th century out of the ruins of a substantial 12th century earthwork castle. 38
Hestercombe Gardens A collection of three gardens spanning three centuries of garden history and design. Also refreshments, Gift Shop, plant centre and Bat Roost.  (HHA)38
Lyme Regis, beach, fossils, mill, Cobb Attractive traditional sea side town with many historic and literary connections. Jane Austen's Persuasion and John Fowles' The French Lieutenant's Woman both featured the well known Cobb harbour.  38
Palmers Brewery tours, Bridport Open to visitors during the summer months for a nominal charge. Includes a guided tour and a glass or two of beer with commemorative certificate. 38
Cholderton Charlie's Farm A rare breeds farm park and rabbit world 40
Highcliffe Castle A Grade I listed building built between 1831 and 1835. Guided tours of the un-restored parts of the building are also available.  (HHA)41
Bath, baths, spa, Abbey A The World Heritage Site. Attractions include its hot springs, Roman Baths, Abbey and Georgian stone crescents. 42
The Museum of Army Flying Over 35 historic aircraft on display next to a busy working airfield at Middle Wallop. 47
Stoke sub Hamdon Priory 14th/15th-century farm buildings. The Great Hall is open to visitors.  (NT)50
Avebury Circle One of Europe's largest prehistoric stone circles and a World Heritage Site. Voted one of the top five most spiritual places in the country.  (NT)52

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