Forde Abbey

Forde Abbey is a popular destination for families, garden lovers and historians alike. Set within thirty acres of award-winning gardens, you’ll find something of interest all year round.

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“The abbey has amazing history with staff in every room advising you of all the history. The gardens are vast and beautiful with walled gardens, lakes and lots of little hideaways. The on site restaurant was lovely and I can thoroughly recommend the cream tea.”

Ben (TripAdvisor Member)

“We had an amazing visit to the gardens. We took our puppy on a lead and it was a very enjoyable outing. Garden[s] are well kept and plenty of seats to sit and relax and take in the scenery.”

Doreen (Dorchester)

“A wonderfull garden at all times of the year – spring and summer best. A place for tea or light lunch, Leach’s famous pottery on sale. A plant nursery selling many of the species in the garden. Interesting old house (the family still own and live here) much of it can be viewed. Good parking and splendid gift shop.”

TripAdvisor Member (Merriot)