Mereworth Bed & Breakfast
Bed & Breakfast

Places to Visit

We are in an excellent location for visiting a number of famous attractions including:

Tisbury - mainline train station

Shaftesbury - Abbey and 'Gold Hill'

Old Wardour Castle

Stonehenge - Heritage Site

Salisbury - City and Cathedral

Stourhead - house and gardens

Longleat - house and safari park

Sherborne - City, Abbey and Castle

Yeovil-ton - Fleet Air Arm Museum

Dorset and the Jurassic Coast

New Forest

Bath - City, Abbey and Roman Baths

Winchester - City and Cathedral

See entries for the above at end of this page giving details, distances and travelling times.


There are an abundance of lovely gardens to visit nearby such as:

Cranborne Manor Garden (

Forde Abbey (

Mapperton (

Heale Garden (


We are also an ideal base for visiting local schools:

St. Mary’s Shaftesbury (5 minutes)

Sandroyd (15 minutes)

Port Regis (15 minutes)

Hanford (20 minutes)

Bryanston (20 minutes)

Sherborne (30 minutes)

Canford (30 minutes)

King’s Bruton (30 minutes)


Other interesting places near us :

The Forester Country Pub

Pythouse Walled Kitchen Garden

The award winning Ludwell Village Shop

Tisbury TISBURY - 4 miles - 10 minutes drive

- Learn more about Tisbury.

Steeped in history, Tisbury is the largest village in Wiltshire’s Nadder Valley and has been a settlement for over 2,000 years. Place Farm, in Tisbury is home to one of the largest tithe barns in the UK, is still in existence and is closely associated with Shaftesbury Abbey. The 12th century parish church of St John the Baptist sits on the northern bank of the River Nadder. Its churchyard boasts a 4,000-year-old yew tree, as estimated by David Bellamy using carbon dating techniques. Most of the older houses in the village are built with locally quarried Chilmark stone, contrasting with the Victorian red brick found on the High Street. The railway arrived here in 1859 and is ideal for travelling to and from Salisbury, London and Exeter.


SHAFTESBURY SHAFTESBURY - 5 miles - 10 minute drive
Gold Hill


Steeped in history and tradition, it offers visitors breathtaking views and the warmest of welcomes. The ‘Shaston’ of Thomas Hardy’s novels, Shaftesbury is one of the oldest and highest  towns in England and dominates what Hardy called the ‘engirdled and secluded’ Blackmore Vale.

The beauty of the surrounding countryside is complimented by the collection of fine, historical buildings that make up the centre of Shaftesbury itself. The famous Gold Hill (of the Hovis Bread advertisement fame) with its steep cobbles and picturesque cottages is the epitome of rural charm from a previous time. Many nice shops and eateries and Market Day each Thursday.


OLD WARDOUR CASTLE (English Heritage) 30 minute walk from house

Learn more about Wardour.

Property Set in landscaped grounds beside a lake in peaceful Wiltshire countryside, these 14th century ruins provide a relaxed, romantic day out for couples, families and budding historians alike.


Stonehenge STONEHENGE - 25 miles - 25 minute drive

Stonehenge, one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe.

Stonehenge has a new world-class visitor centre, housing museum-quality exhibitions, plus five Neolithic Houses and a spacious shop and café.


Salisbury SALISBURY - 18 miles -25 minute drive


Enjoy this medieval city for 'Britain's Best View,' its Cathedral, museums, historic houses and great range of shops; linger at a café or a pub or take in a show or a concert - it's up to you.

Salisbury has Britain's finest medieval Cathedral, boasts England's tallest (123m) spire, best preserved original Magna Carta, largest Cathedral Close and Europe's oldest working clock.  

Excellent Park and Ride.


Salisbury Race Course SALISBURY RACE COURSE - 17 miles - 25 minutes drive


For those of you who enjoy horse racing this is a great course and very popular. It is 25 minutes by car.

All details can be found on the web link above.


Stourhead STOURHEAD - 15 miles - 25 minute drive

Learn more about Stourhead.

An outstanding example of the English landscape style, this splendid garden was designed by Henry Hoare II and laid out between 1741 and 1780. Classical temples, including the Pantheon and Temple of Apollo, are set around the central lake at the end of a series of vistas, which change as the visitor moves around the paths and through the magnificent mature woodland with its extensive collection of exotic trees.

The magnificent interior includes an outstanding Regency library, an extensive picture collection and furniture by Chippendale the Younger. King Alfred’s Tower, an intriguing red-brick folly built in 1772 by Henry Flitcroft, is almost 50m high and gives breathtaking views over the estate.


Longleat LONGLEAT - 20 miles - 30 minutes drive


Voted ‘UK Family Attraction of the Year’ by the Good Britain Guide, Longleat offers a wonderland of attractions to suit all ages! Set in more than 900 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland with a further 8,000 acres of woodlands, lakes and farmland, Longleat combines the magic of the old with the marvels of the new.

Substantially completed by 1580 and now home to the 7th Marquess of Bath, Longleat House is widely regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public.

World famous Safari and Adventure Park. Hightly recommended.


Horse Racing At Wincanton WINCANTON RACE COURSE - 20 miles - 25 minute drive


A lovely course.


Sherborne SHERBORNE - 20 miles - 30 minute drive


Sherborne is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful towns in England. With its abundance of medieval buildings, superb Abbey, world famous Schools, picturesque Almshouse and two Castles, Sherborne has much to offer visitors. Ideally located on the Dorset and Somerset border it has excellent transport links enabling the town to flourish.


Fleet Air Arm Museum YEOVILTON - 30 miles - 40 minutes drive


The Royal navy operates on the sea, under the sea, on the land and in the air.

The Fleet Air Arm Museum represents the flying arm of The Royal Navy. Masses to see including the 'Concorde' prototype.



- Tourist Information for Dorset

We are less than a hour from the stunning Dorset Coast.

Wonderful countryside and stunning views; hidden villages and historic market towns; fascinating attractions and colourful events; quality food and traditional crafts, betwixt the New Forest and Jurassic Coast.


BATH BATH - 35 miles - 1 hour drive


The golden city of Bath has been welcoming visitors for over 2,000 years.

Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath presents some of the finest architectural sights in Europe, such as the Roman Baths & Pump Room, the Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge and the Circus.


Winchester WINCHESTER - 48 miles - 1 hour drive


An unspoilt cathedral city on the edge of the South Downs, Winchester is England's ancient capital and former seat of King Alfred the Great. Today, Winchester combines the best of city life with the freshness of the surrounding countryside.

Popular for its shopping streets and architecture, its floral summer season and quirky open air events, Winchester is most well known for its eleventh century cathedral and for the Great Hall which for over 600 years has housed the mysterious Round Table. Winchester Collage is the oldest continuously running school in the country, whilst the Hospital of St Cross - a medieval almshouse - still offers the Wayfarer's Dole to travellers as it has done for more than eight centuries.

Home of good food, birthplace of modern cricket, resting place of author Jane Austen and inspiration to the many craft-makers and artists who live here, Winchester is truly a destination for all seasons.


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