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  • Vanessa
    Waterlooville, UK8 contributions
    We are National Trust members and love visiting these type of places. It was a rainy day so we went straight into the house. It’s beautiful. You do need a time slot for the house so it is worth doing this as soon as you arrive, you pick a time and are given a card to then hand in when you go in the house. We then had a coffee in the tea room and the staff were lovely. The gardens are absolutely stunning and so well looked after. Had it been a brighter day it would have, I’m sure have been even better, but even the rain couldn’t take away how stunning this place is. I also purchased some lovely garden ornaments in the shop. A great day out.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Andrew A
    Althorne, UK394 contributions
    Absolutely lovely. Three rings of fortifications, just trenches and mounds but really can see how grim it would have been to have to attack it. Amazing views and a wood at the top. Lots of people picnicking or dog walking. Good sized car park.
    Written 28 September 2020
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  • Cindy D
    Warrington, UK504 contributions
    What beautiful architecture this building is. Lovely stained glass windows. There were many volunteers around to ask questions unfortunately I couldn’t stay long ..
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • W T
    27 contributions
    Easy to book. Staff (volunteers) a delight. Venue just right size, neither too big or too small. Superb sound quality. We travel 100 miles at least once a year to visit. SO worthy of support in a sanitised corporate me-me world.
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • Owly50
    Bedford, UK87 contributions
    A good place to pass an hour or so looking at the models, train layout and sitting in the sun enjoying a Tea and cake. As models are 1/10th size it is not quite like other miniature village displays as there are really only model buildings and little in the way of scenery as, say at Bekonscot but still a nice place to pass some time.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • zumrazayan
    London, UK7 contributions
    We had a fantastic visit as a family with young kids.Delicious organic blueberries ,pretty fields of flowers ,bee hives and a cafe with cake and ice cream !This has been a gem of a find and a perfect way to spend a summer afternoon !
    Written 20 August 2021
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  • Sue P
    1 contribution
    Pleasant visit on a nice sunny day, very quiet and relaxing garden. Good value with the Gardeners World 2:1 magazine offer as garden is fairly small.
    Self service cabin where you can get hot drinks and some snacks, really nice mocha and very good value.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Gillian G
    2 contributions
    Enjoyed though not everything to my taste. I found most of the exhibitions interesting, and the information was well laid out. However, I don’t think it needed quite so much on Thomas Hardy;so many places in Dorset feature him. Also disappointed with the Victorian Hall since I think there should have been something in such an interesting space. Cafe was very nice with good value food. Appreciated the gluten free cakes!
    Written 24 October 2021
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  • Stuart C
    Bournemouth, UK2,378 contributions
    Great place to go and enjoy a coffee, visit the hand made Newley shop or the crafts within the kill. Nice environment to walk around!
    Written 13 June 2021
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  • vanessab622016
    Wimborne Minster, UK32 contributions
    Some of the best unspoiled views in the south of England. Great for walking, picnics or just a short stop.
    Written 4 September 2019
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  • ColinRS0346
    Corscombe, UK354 contributions
    We went on one of the few days that the house, as well as the gardens, was open. The tour of the house was conducted by the owner, Mrs Julia Smith, and was absolutely fascinating with all the little artefacts from a house that has been in the same family since the 1500's. It has to be said that Mrs Smith is as priceless as her belongings, she brought the house to life! Unfortunately the garden appeared a little tired but I guess you can't have everything.
    Written 28 April 2017
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  • Cherry B
    Poole, UK34 contributions
    Tucked away on a small industrial estate, this place is a hidden gem. Friendly and welcoming with excellent cafe and toilet facilities. The skate ramps are for age 6+ and it seemed popular for children aged around 10-13ish. You can watch from the cafe with your younger children while the older ones skate/scoot. Little soft play for toddlers too. Fantastic!
    Written 26 July 2019
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  • Taraler
    Poole, UK9 contributions
    I took my 2 year old to his first football match and we had great fun. We could walk around the pitch which was really good because trying to get a 2 year old to stay in one place for nearly 2 hours isn't easy. Would recommend and go again.
    Written 16 September 2019
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  • Shaun J
    Gnosall, UK49 contributions
    I have driven by the Horton Tower for decades yet never seen it up close. Took a walk following the signs from Chadbury Common and it is well worth it. Wonderful views of the Dorset countryside and a well posted and clear path. Take your camera!
    Written 10 March 2019
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  • Tourist31406353230
    Dorset, UK27 contributions
    Beautiful setting and very interesting. Makes a very good visit.
    No facilities but you can go to Barford's ice cream or the Red Lion Pub which are both close. Don't forget to admire Dorset's oldest bridge which is next to the Mill.
    Written 4 September 2019
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