Forde Abbey & Gardens, Somerset - Wed 23rd May 2018
- Duration: 1 Days
- Product code: PHX7MV
This superb former Medieval Abbey was founded by Cistercian Monks in 1140 and became one of the richest monasteries in the country. Set in the lovely Somerset countryside, the house is surrounded by 30 acres of award winning gardens described by Alan Titchmarsh as 'One of the great gardens in the West Country'. The garden offers something for every season with Spring bulbs and Summer borders. Around the grounds there are sculptures and architectural features plus a cascade of lakes and the impressive Centenary Fountain, at 160ft the highest powered fountain in England. Inside you can discover the lives of monks in the fascinating Monastic Rooms whilst the house contains fine furniture and houses the ornate Mortlake tapestries. Head for the Undercroft Tearoom for delicious homemade food for lunch. There is also a gift shop, plant centre and pottery exhibition. Price includes entrance.
Dropping off point – Forde Abbey
Arrival time – 11.00am approx.
Departure time - 3.30pm approx. (TBC by driver on day).
Return to the local area – 5.30/6.30pm approx.