Activities & Days Out, Days Out in Dorset, Hampshire & Wiltshire

Milton Abbas and Milton Abbey

About 45 minutes from Bournemouth, by taking the A35, you can find Milton Abbas.

It is a street that looks as if its come straight from a 1970’s chocolate box. Thatched cottages line this street that looks as if time has stood still.

There’s a lovely pub at one end of the street, The Hambro Arms serving lots of traditional pub lunches.

www.hambroarms.com

A short drive from the main street is the Milton Abbey school. Set in hugely impressive gardens, designed by Capability Brown, the school also houses an abbey, open to visitors at weekends & school holidays.

The abbey dates back to 934 AD, and has been renovated through the centuries by different parties. I often take visitors here, it’s peaceful & quite beautiful.

www.miltonabbey.org

 

Recommended by

Dionne Bell