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Forde Abbey & Gardens

Forde Abbey, Chard TA20 4LU, England
+44 1460 220231
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Beautiful house and grounds

My wife and I visited on a wet and misty day. Not to worry it did not spoil our experience of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
gerry h
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely day out

Family visit in the rain with the dog in tow , very nice tea room / light lunch, dog allowed in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jane_c_king511
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Calne, 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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tea room” (53 reviews)
“rock garden” (14 reviews)
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Forde Abbey, Chard TA20 4LU, England
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+44 1460 220231
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I visited on a wet and misty day. Not to worry it did not spoil our experience of the place at all. First port of call was the refectory which provided a wide range of sandwiches cakes teas and coffee. Really comfortable...More

Thank gerry h
Reviewed 2 days ago

Family visit in the rain with the dog in tow , very nice tea room / light lunch, dog allowed in always a bonus. Good service . Nice food, lovely surroundings and amazing gardens well worth a wander round even in the rain, love this...More

Thank jane_c_king511
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not really interested in gardens, however, I was still impressed with the beautiful surroundings. Sadly went on a Monday so didn't go in the building as it was shut. Spend a few hours strolling around the premises. Enjoyed my time there and pleased I went....More

Thank Joe C
580aliceK, Manager at Forde Abbey & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind review and glad you enjoyed the gardens. I hope one day you may drop back when the house is open, which is every day except Saturdays and Mondays as it has a lot to offer being almost 900 years old.

Reviewed 4 days ago

We were staying at Warners in Cricket St Thomas and decided to visit Forde Gardens for the day. Excellent grounds with a nice rock garden and borders. The fountain which was switched on a mid day for 15 minutes was the highlight. A good place...More

Thank Richard10
Reviewed 6 days ago

don't miss the fountain in operation but watch the wind direction or you will get wet! How do I know this you ask?!!!

Thank Sinoia s
580aliceK, Manager at Forde Abbey & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Watching the fountain can be a wet affair, at 160ft we do not need much wind for the spray to travel quite some distance. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to walk around & enjoy the gardens. House closed on our visit so can't comment. Worth the wait for the fountain to be turned on.

Thank DW62
Reviewed 1 week ago

Forde Abbey is set in glorious countryside, almost hidden away. You can almost see the monks there, living a quiet rural life. part of the abbey that most interested me was the wing set up to represent where the monks did live, followed by the...More

Thank Sally R
580aliceK, Manager at Forde Abbey & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. I will have a quiet word with the guides about spreading their knowledge as far as possible. I am glad you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to see here the landscaping is simply beautiful it must take an awful lot of hard work to maintain Must be seen to be appreciated

Thank James G
580aliceK, Manager at Forde Abbey & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind review and we hope you might return sometime to enjoy a different season in the gardens.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited yesterday and really enjoyed the beautiful gardens which are maintained in pristine condition by the small team of gardeners . We were unable to visit the house as it is closed on Mondays but we enjoyed the gardens enormously ,the bonus being the...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you haven't visited Forde Abbey, make arrangements to do so as soon as you can. The house is incredible and a day wandering in the gardens is magical. It is truly what you would expect when visiting one of the old historical properties in...More

Thank Bill B
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House & Gardens Adults £12.50 Children under 15 free Gardens only Adults £10.00 Children under 15 free
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