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Mapperton Gardens

Beaminster DT8 3NR, England
01308 862645
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Beaminster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites
Description: This Elizabethan house has a marvelous valley garden.
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English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very nice gardens, peaceful. There is a really nice cafe, with great homemade cakes. In July and August the house is open during the week, we didn't have time to do that as the tour takes 40 mins.

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London, England, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Mapperton is an utter gem: one of the most beautiful gardens in England, a beautiful church and a delicious and friendly tea room. We didn't go around the house, but the extraordinary Italian garden is like something out of a film: I have seen it in brilliant sunshine and a sea mist. It remains just as wonderful in either.

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very sad looking gardens in need of a lot of TLC. They could be beautiful, and colourful, but needed a lot of attention. Not a gardener in sight. I know they are the gardens to a private house, but so is mine and it looks a lot better. The charge of £6 each to get in was a bit over... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What a delight. Gardens on different levels with a variety of themes with "secret" places to just sit and enjoy the view or sit and read or contemplate.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Spent a lovely day here, gardens are so beautiful and peaceful. Lots of tempting little paths to wander and explore and seats well placed to enable you to relax and take in the views. There is an excellent cafe with a good selection of food all reasonably priced and the staff are amazing and so friendly. Planning to take more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is our first visit to Dorset and we have visited a few other gardens in the area but Mapperton is by far our favorite. We will be coming back on our next visit to Dorset and be recommending to all our friends.

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Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Mapperton Gardens is a romantic valley garden deep into a lost Dorset combe among tumbling hills and unspoiled countryside. The gardens descend from the croquet lawn, through the formal topiary down to the wild garden. The manor house with its church, stable block, coach house, dovecote and courtyard is a glorious harmony of golden sandstone and stands on level ground... More

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2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Perhaps it was the time of year, (early spring), the garden was poor and in need of much TLC. I t was also quite small and perhaps not good value for money?

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The cafe at Mapperton Gardens is very basic seating wise, but the food is amazing. The staff are always helpful and friendly, the coffee is refreshing and the BLT is to die for!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

These are beautiful Gardens, tucked away slightly, off the beaten track, but very well kept and definitely worth a visit. There is a small shop and light refreshments available

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