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Address: Church Road | Church House, Shillingstone, Blandford Forum DT11 0SL, England
Phone Number: +44 1258 860646
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Discover England Tours is run from our family home in Shillingstone,...

Discover England Tours is run from our family home in Shillingstone, Dorset, England. When you tour with us we provide quality B&B style accomodation in our historic thatched village home and then take you out touring the local area specialising in heritage and gardens. You can see Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, the City of Bath and then other smaller yet special places that only we can find! Our mission is to provide a taste of English life; to enable the traveller to take personalised tours without moving on everyday; to give a quality and personal service in all regards.

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A Unique Experience

Nobody designs gardens better than the English, and nobody does a better job of explaining them to you, along with imparting healthy doses of historical, botanical and cultural... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2016
Orinda, California
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Orinda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Nobody designs gardens better than the English, and nobody does a better job of explaining them to you, along with imparting healthy doses of historical, botanical and cultural facts than Paul of Discover England Tours. And nobody bakes breads and pastries or serves up better full course gourmet meals than Susy. My friend and I were delighted to get out... More 

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We have been to England several times but had never spent much time in the countryside. We especially were interested in visiting beautiful gardens so when we came across Paul and Susy's website and their approach to touring it seemed like a relaxing and trouble free way to see the things we wanted to see. (no driving on the "wrong... More 

Thank hoandrus
Wakefield, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

If you love good food, great hospitality,accommodations,and expert knowledge of the area this is the place to stay. Susy and Paul Wilson, hosts extraordinaire, are both willing to share information about flowers and gardens and the history of the area. Paul not only safely navigated the narrow hedgerow roads but also educated us to name the various flowers and trees... More 

Thank MJnSusan
PaulWilson999, Owner at Discover England Tours, responded to this review

Dear MJ and Susan - it was a pleasure to welcome you to Church House. Thank you for taking to the time to write a review for us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and visiting gardens with us in May. We hope you'll return another day to see more!! More 

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My husband, daughter and I stayed with discover england tours in June 2016. The experience exceeded our expectations. The touring was planned based on our requests with flexibility in locations visited. The owner/guide was effective in sharing location information and pace of visits met our needs. We enjoyed explanation of the sites and the opportunity to self tour at leisure.... More 

3 Thank Harriet W
Hamilton, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Our 'Top of the Bucket List' trip to the English countryside was made in June 2015. We stayed at beautiful Church House in Dorset with owners Paul and Susy Wilson. From the moment of arrival we were made to feel most welcome! Church House is historic and, at the same time, very comfortable and charming. Paul was our guide and... More 

Thank Lottie R
North Saanich, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My sister and I had been planning a visit to England to see the countryside and gardens for several years. Neither of us cared for driving or navigating around the country. We discovered the Church House B&B website and were sold. After our 7 night stay, we were more than satisfied and pleased. Wonderful hosts, great meals, comfortable accommodations, stress... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We wanted to visit the English countryside without the hassle of moving to a different B&B or inn every day or two. We also did not want to drive ourselves. We found the ideal solution with Paul and Susy Wilson at Church House in Dorset. We stayed in their attractive thatched roof cottage for eight nights, in a spacious room... More 

1 Thank Paul D
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We spent 4 nights at Church House after 4 days in London--and it was both a wonderful respite and change of pace from our whirlwind race through the city and a convenient and enjoyable way to tour the Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire countryside. We had great days out in Lyme Regis and Bath and toured private and National Trust homes... More 

1 Thank Beth H
Burlington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

What a wonderful beginning to our trip -- our stay at Church House and meeting Susy and Paul. The tours were relaxed, informative and the food delicious! The accommodations were up to date without losing any of the charm of staying in a home that was built in the 1700’s. In reflecting back over our trip, we realized there was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My husband and I stayed for a week in early September 2014 at Church House. What a delightful experience! Every day was perfect from the gourmet meals to the personalized tours. Even though we were completely busy each day, it was still a relaxing visit. Susy and Paul are amazing, gracious hosts. Their house, built in the 1700's, is beautiful... More 

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