Out & About

Dorset and the South West have some of the finest scenery and attractions that the UK has to offer; and it’s within easy reach of Lancombe Cottages and Lodges.

Below outlines some favourites of both ourselves and our guests. Hopefully, this will give you some food for thought when planning out your holiday activities.

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Don’t forget: check out our blog too, as we’ll do regular features on some of these fantastic locations.

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Less than 15 miles from Lancombe

Beaminster 7 miles. A prosperous market town. Great for shopping, browsing, and beautiful walks to the head of tranquil River Brit.  You can also have a relaxing time Donkey Walking with Donkey Walking Adventures
The Town Mill 7 miles. A working watermill.
Beaminter museum 7 miles. History museum for Beaminster and surrounding villages
Cerne Abbas 8 miles. A local village, and home to the Cerne Abbas Giant.
Dorchester 8 miles. A historic market town, on the banks of River Frome
Dinosaur museum 10 miles. An award-winning attraction in Dorchester. Great for the kids. Click here for more. (Link http://www.thedinosaurmuseum.com/
Teddy Bear Museum 10 miles. A wonderful family attraction in Dorchester, with both antique and modern varieties. Click here for more. (Link http://www.teddybearmuseum.co.uk/
Thomas Hardy Explorer Tour 10 miles Entertaining and informative tours on local man, Thomas Hardy. Click here for more. (Link http://www.thomas-hardy-explorer.co.uk/index.html
Crewkerne 11 miles. Medieval market town in Somerset.
West Bay 12 miles. Small harbour resort on the Dorset Coast. The setting for TV drama Broadchurch.
Abbortsbury Swannery 13 miles. The only managed colony of nesting mute swans in the world. Click here for more.
Abbortsbury Children Farm 13 miles. Great place for families with lots of animals to meet. Click here for more.
Bridport 14 miles. Beautiful market town, close to West Bay.
Burton Bradstock 14 miles. A lovely Dorset Village. Well worth a visit. Hive Beach is in Burton Bradstock.

11-30 miles from Lancombe

Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre 25 miles. Home to over 250 rescued or endangered primates. Click here for more.
Athelhampton House and Gardens 16 miles. 15th century Tudor house, with stunning gardens. Click here for more.
Yeovil 16 miles. A beautiful Somerset market town.
Seatown 17 miles. A coastal Hamlet, with a nice pub right on the beach.
Chesil Beach 17 miles. A very well-known beach on the Dorset coast.
Ilminster 18 miles. A county town and civil parish in the countryside of south west Somerset.
Weymouth & Porland 19 miles. Beautiful coastal towns in Dorset, with great beaches.
Ilchester 19 miles. Ilchester is a village and civil parish, situated on the River Yeo.
Tudor House Museum, Weymouth 20 miles. Worth the low cost entry to see, especially for history for school age children. Click here for more.
Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum (puddletown) 20 miles. The story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs. Click here for more.
Charmouth village 20 miles. A village and civil parish at the mouth of the River Char in West Dorse
Lyme Regis 24 miles. Lyme Regis is a coastal town in West Dorset. Well known for its harbour and coloured beach huts.
Town Mill Arts Guild 24 miles. In Lyme Regis. Boasts fabulous local artist exhibitions and more. Click here for more.
Lulworth Cove 25 miles. A cove near the village of West Lulworth, with a magnificent coastal walk to Durdle Door.
Durdle Door 25 miles. A breathtaking natural limestone arch, near Lulworth Cove.
Blandford Town Museum 27 miles. Displays artefacts from Blandford Forum and the surrounding Villages. Click here for more.
Farmer Palmers 28 miles. Farm Park’s play & entertainment in Poole. Click here to find out more.

A little further out:

Upton House and Country Park 31 miles. Over 100 acres of award winning woodland, gardens and parkland. Click here for more.
RSPB Arne 32 miles. Open healthland and old oak woodland. Click here to find out more.
Brownsea Harbour, Poole: 38 miles.Located at Poole Harbour, with stunning views of the Purbeck Hills.
Knoll Beach, Swanage 39miles. Vast National Trust-managed area with a 4-mile beach.
Oceanarium, Bournemouth 39 miles. Lots of amazing sea life to see! Click here for more.
Swanage 39 miles. A fabulous coastal town.
Go Ape! Bournemouth 42 miles. Tree top adventures. Click here for more information.
Sidmouth 43 miles. Great beaches and shopping.
Cheddar Gorge, Somerset 50 miles. A premier attraction, and a visit to the cave is a must.
Teignmouth 61 miles.  A beautiful Coastal town in Devon.
Hedden Valley National Trust 86 miles. Cliffs, coves and wooded valleys. Click here for more.

Wondrous sites to see, and things to do

Beaches, walks and theme parks.

Even horse-riding too!

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“COULDN’T RECOMMEND IT MORE – Just got home from another fantastic holiday at Lancombe. Lovely rural setting but not far from the coast”  said Liz from UK