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Forde Abbey & Gardens

Forde Abbey, Chard TA20 4LU, England
+44 1460 220231
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Relaxing outing

We visited while staying at Cricket St Thomas. Only a 10 minute drive away you can discover this... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kirsten W
via mobile
Enjoyable visit

We have visited the Abbey gardens once before in the autumn and I was keen to return in the summer... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bath, United Kingdom
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Thirty acres of beautiful gardens, surrounding one of the oldest inhabited houses in England that is open to the public, features a rockery, bog garden, arboretum and millions of spring bulbs.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“rock garden” (13 reviews)
Forde Abbey, Chard TA20 4LU, England
+44 1460 220231
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited while staying at Cricket St Thomas. Only a 10 minute drive away you can discover this beautiful house and its lavish garden. A relaxing atmosphere with friendly staff. No question is too much. Every one takes time to help. The gardens are beautiful...More

Thank Kirsten W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have visited the Abbey gardens once before in the autumn and I was keen to return in the summer. We now have a dog and I was delighted that he was allowed to accompany us in all areas of the garden - a number...More

Thank maggies54
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Holidaying in the area in March so we planned mainly indoor activities. However the sun shone and so we looked for a garden that welcomed dogs. And we almost had the place to ourselves. The house from the outside was beautiful. The gardens were not...More

Thank pad4535
Reviewed 6 days ago

Dear Forde Abbey, I have recently visited your website and found that photos of our wedding day are on your website for marketing purposes. Normally I would not mind this, but we were not at all happy with the service we received and felt that...More

Thank fhweyksndheye
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a bit of whim after going to pick strawberries up the road, we were fairly lucky in that the house was open due to two coaches of germans being shown around. If I'm honest I think £13 each was possibly a tad on...More

Thank Againstmenandfish
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well kept and attractive gardens and huge fountain. Nice walled gardens and garden shop. Good value catering with good choice. Reasonable prices. House on the dark side and speaking purely personally found the contents a bit boring. Taken as a whole the attraction is a...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited forge today, beautiful gardens, so well kept, friendly staff and great cafe. Staff were very knowledgeable in the house and the house was so warm and welcoming. There was a good selection of home cooked meals and locally sourced soft drinks. The plant nursery...More

Thank sjascanlon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our first visit here and we really enjoyed the extensive gardens even though we did have a couple of downpours but we did bring our umbrellas so wasn't to bad,the tea rooms were excellent with most of the produce from their kitchen garden,...More

Thank andrew d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying nearby we were recommended to visit by other guests. We followed the road signs as indicated in the brochure and easily found the location. Approaching down the drive we soon saw impressive looking Abbey ahead as we turned into the ample car park. Walking...More

Thank STVBristol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a very pleasant Sunday looking around the house and gardens, the very old buildings were well kept and the rooms and paintings in side extremely interesting all though some were a bit on the dark side. We spent about two hours exploring the...More

Thank William C
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Tracie M
Which river/stream runs near
3 April 2017|
Response from Joan J | Reviewed this property |
Hi I believe it is the river Axe.
Susan W
Entry fee?
30 January 2016|
Response from Perunka |
House & Gardens Adults £12.50 Children under 15 free Gardens only Adults £10.00 Children under 15 free
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