Places of Interest


By SPP Reporter


Homes and Gardens Open to the Public

Following are some of the houses and gardens in the area which are open to the public at various times throughout the year. Times of opening and admission charges are published in the local press:

Athelhampton, nr Puddletown. Chettle House, nr Tarrant Hinton. Compton Acres Gardens, nr Poole. Creech Grange, nr Wareham. Forde Abbey. Hardy’s Cottage, nr Dorchester. Kingston Lacy, nr Wimborne. Mintern, nr Cerne Abbas. Parnham House, nr Beaminster. Priest’s House Museum and Garden, Wimborne. Purse Caudle Manor, nr Sherborne. St Giles’ House, Wimborne St Giles. Smedmore, nr Kimmeridge. Stourhead, nr Mere, Wilts.

Farmer Palmers

At Organford a few miles from Poole Harbour the farm park operates alongside the 200 acre working dairy farm which has been in the Palmer family for three generations. Designed for Families and Children. Tel: 01202 622 022 Fax: 01202 632 111.

Approximate Distances to Some Towns

Approximate distances from Blandford to the following places are as follows: Aldershot (76). Arborfield (73). Bath (46). Bournemouth (19). Bovington (17). Bristol (59). Bulford (33). Camberley (76). Christchurch (24). Dorchester (24). Exeter (71). Gloucester (87). Larkhill (34). London (105). Oxford (82). Plymouth (114). Poole (14). Portsmouth (61). Reading (74). Salisbury (23). Shaftesbury (13). Sherborne (20). Shrivenham (70). Southampton (39). Swanage (23). Taunton (51). Tidworth (40). Wareham (13). Warminster (28). Weymouth (25). Wimborne (9). Winchester (48). Woking (85). Yeovil (25).

Information Website

A good website to find out what events are on around Dorset is: http://www.whatsonindorset.co.uk/events.aspx



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