The following attractions are located within 15 miles of TA14:
Magnificent Elizabethan stone-built house, with fine collections, garden and park. Built in the late 16th century for Sir Edward Phelips, Montacute glitters with many windows and is adorned with elegant chimneys, carved parapets and other Renaissance features, including contemporary plasterwork, chimneypieces and heraldic glass.
Entrance fee: £6.90, child £3.40
Welcome to East Lambrook Manor Gardens, the 'Home of English Cottage Gardening'. The garden at East Lambrook Manor is recognised throughout the world as the 'Home of English Cottage Gardening', having been created in the 1940's, 50's and 60's by the late gardening icon, Margery Fish.
Entrance fee: £3.95 per adult, £3.50 for senior citizens, childr
Created last century around a 17th-century manor house, the garden features small pools, varied borders and secluded lawns, all neatly enclosed within walls and clipped hedges. There is also an attractive kitchen garden.
Entrance fee: £4.50 / £2.50
Crewkerne Heritage Centre is a museum set in the picturesque South Somerset Town of Crewkerne.Crewkerne Heritage Centre opened in 2000 with the aid of Heritage Lottery funding and is run by volunteers.
Jekyll-inspired garden, working kitchen garden and Tudor manor house. The enchanting formal garden, influenced by Gertrude Jekyll, is laid out in a series of walled rooms, including the White Garden, the Rose and Iris Garden and the Lily Garden.
Entrance fee: £9.05, child £3.95, family £21.750
In 1912 a Royal Navy aircraft took off from a platform built for the purpose over the forecastle of HMS HIBERNIA in Weymouth Bay, the first time an aircraft had ever taken off from a ship under way at sea. Since then, the Royal Navy has operated airships, seaplanes, flying boats and tens of thousands of aeroplanes and helicopters.
Entrance fee: Adult £10, Children £7
The house with its 14th-century chapel and 15th-century Great Hall was much added to in the 16th century. In the 20th century it was rescued from dereliction by Sir Walter Jenner who refurnished the interiors in period style.
Entrance fee: £5, child £2, family £12
Cricket St Thomas is the top Wildlife Park attraction to visit in the southwest of England. One of its aims is to create environments in which animals can behave as naturally as possible.
Entrance fee: Adult £5.95
Cricket St Thomas is the top Wildlife Park attraction to visit in the southwest of England. At the heart of the historic Cricket St Thomas Estate is the Manor House, known to millions of television viewers as the setting for the comedy To The Manor Born starring Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles.
Entrance fee: £6.95 / £4.95
Forde Abbey is a treasure in an area already known for its outstanding beauty. More than 900 years of history and romance are encapsulated in this elegant former Cistercian monastery and its 30 acres of exquisite award winning gardens.
Entrance fee: Adults: £7.70, Children Free (u15)
The museum houses an excellent collection of items based on local history, with a large archive collection of photographs, pictures and drawings relating to the town, its environs and characters. Permanent displays include Roman history and earlier; the Abbey from 705; Sherborne Old Castle from 1136; Sheborne Castle from 1594, the Civil War 1642-1649 the Silk Industry in the 18th & 19th Centuries and a fine Victorian Dolls' House.
Entrance fee: £1
Mapperton Gardens is a romantic valley garden deep into a lost Dorset combe among tumbling hills and unspoilt countryside. The gardens descend from the great lawn, through the formal topiary down to the valley garden.
Entrance fee: £4 / £2.50
Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, Sherborne Castle has been home of the Digby family since 1617. Set in 40 acres of glorious 'Capability' Brown landscaped gardens and grounds around his 50 acre lake, the Castle contains a splendid collection of art, furniture and porcelain.
Much Wenlock Priory is the ruins of a large Cluniac priory are owned by the immense Abbey of Cluny in Burgundy, part of a Europe-wide network. The ruins include a lavabo and decorative chapter house.
Entrance fee: £3 / £1.50
Travel through motoring history at Britain's most spectacular international collection of historic cars from around the world. You've loved them, you've loathed them, or you've lusted after them - now they're all under one roof.
Entrance fee: Adults £9.95, Children £4.95, Concs £8.95
The Minterne Valley, landscaped in the manner of Capability Brown in the 18th Century, has been the home of the Churchill and Digby families for 350 years. The gardens are laid out in a horseshoe below Minterne House, with a chain of small lakes, waterfalls and streams.
Entrance fee: £4 Children free
For centuries travellers and pilgrims have visited this sacred site, situated in the heart of the beautiful county of Somerset. Traditionally the seat of Christianity in England and steeped in legend, Glastonbury Abbey attracts visitors from across the globe, who come to marvel at these romantic ruins.
Entrance fee: Adults £4, Children £1.50
Shoes and related exhibits from Roman times to the present day. Documents and photographs tell the history of shoemaking in 19th century Street.
Entrance fee: Free entry
The garden and nursery are closed for the whole of 2006. They will reopen 10am - 5pm Thursday to Sunday and bank holiday Mondays from March 1st to September 30th, 2007.
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