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Forde Abbey & Gardens

Forde Abbey, Chard TA20 4LU, England
+44 1460 220231
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Great white Christmas experience

We went to Ford abbey for their White Christmas late opening. It was lovely, house was nicely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Agnieszka P
Cambridge, United Kingdom
first visit

wonderful place to visit. Gardens beautiful at all times of year, Café is great. House beautiful... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2017
Julie W
Bath, 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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Forde Abbey, Chard TA20 4LU, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Ford abbey for their White Christmas late opening. It was lovely, house was nicely decorated for an occasion and garden walks with lights was really nice. Staff was very friendly and inviting. Really good idea to be able to see gardens and...More

Thank Agnieszka P
Reviewed November 19, 2017

wonderful place to visit. Gardens beautiful at all times of year, Café is great. House beautiful . Wonderful welcoming staff and family.

Thank Julie W
Reviewed November 5, 2017

We visited Forde Abbey gardens (the House closes end of October) and I was captivated by some of the features you'll find when you wander around. Winding pathways through flower beds, neat little staircases here and there, beautiful flowers and, the highlight: the fountain in...More

Thank Guy A
Reviewed November 3, 2017

Lovely day in late October and one part of the family had gone to Crealy. We went across to Forde Abbey gardens from Cricket St Thomas on the recommendation of my son and were not disappointed. From the very first sight of the gardens and...More

Thank jwhi2014
Reviewed November 3, 2017

Interesting house and furniture; helpful and friendly volunteers. Lovely gardens. Amazing fountain. Tasty lunch in cafe. Visited using Tesco days out vouchers.

Thank sandybw
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Advertised as a spine-tingling event of Halloween fun. Well it was really lame, and only useful to wear out my energetic nephews as they would chase the pumpkins they rolled down the hill. Certainly not worth £10 for adults and £5 for children. There are...More

Thank RichyP2000
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Been there today with the family and two 8 year old and 1 year old and it was not spooky at all... 10 euro pp and 5 for children are definitely NOT worthy. Only thing the boys played was pumpkin rolling which is very expensive...More

Thank giomma78
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

After paying £30 for a family of four, we were very disappointed with the lack of Halloween activities. The website is very misleading! There was nothing spooky going on. Pathetic plastic skeleton hiding in a wheelbarrow, the grim reaper on a motorbike and a bat...More

Thank Emma P
Reviewed October 24, 2017

We arrived at about 12:30 and decided to do the house first, as the weather forecast was not good. We found it most interesting with plenty to see. The gardens were still in bloom with the Dahlias showing well in the herbaceous border by the...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed October 23, 2017

My wife and I had rejoined HHA again (£77.00)(visited 25 properties last year and 20 so far this year) and had just left Hestercombe House (22 miles... 45 mins) to visit Forde Abbey on the way to Sidmouth on Friday 20th The Abbey was interesting...More

Thank busterSolihull
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Tracie M
April 3, 2017|
Response from Joan J | Reviewed this property |
Hi I believe it is the river Axe.
Susan W
January 30, 2016|
Response from Perunka |
House & Gardens Adults £12.50 Children under 15 free Gardens only Adults £10.00 Children under 15 free
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