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Nicely kept lawns and flower beds water spout was outstanding

Well worth a visit we didn’t visit the house only the grounds next time we shall do both if you are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Georgina C
A beautifull house and gardens

Force Abbey and its beautifull Gardens make a perfect day out ,it boasts the tallest water jet in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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.
Forde Abbey, Chard TA20 4LU, England
+44 1460 220231
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth a visit we didn’t visit the house only the grounds next time we shall do both if you are thinking of visiting this place more than once it’s worth buying a yearly pass as this will allow visits to 3other place at half...More

Thank Georgina C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Force Abbey and its beautifull Gardens make a perfect day out ,it boasts the tallest water jet in the country , several feet taller than Chatsworth , I have not seen Chatsworth but this is pretty impressive , you need to work out the wind...More

Thank Enid A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Admittedly we visited on a lovely sunny day in early September and this helps but we enjoyed a super day, the gardens are wonderful the house is extremely interesting and then you have the cafe serving delicious food and drinks and let’s not forget the...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent about 3/4 hours here, the weather was good, the gardens were lovely, nice to stroll around or just sit on one of several benches dotted around. The walled garden(a working one) was really good to observe too. The abbey was also worth a...More

Thank Tompkins25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Forde abbey and gardens today. I’m impaired mobility and there was a hand push wheelchair as well as a motorised wheelchair available for use. I didn’t take up the offer as I was told that there are lots of seating areas around to...More

Thank Fiona2901
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to visit last week whilst in the area. I had a lovely walk through the gardens, lovely bog garden and the long walk was magnificent with a variety of established shrubs and plants. The fountain was also worth waiting for.

Thank watts100
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are trying to contact the place to resolve a query before you visit, be advised that they have ignored all of our communications and we are no wiser as to whether they're open or not sue to contradictory information on their website. The...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Forde Abbey has an interesting past (Cistercian abbey and stately home) and its gardens are quite pleasant. But for the steep entry fee it charges I think you should get more than you do. Yes, the rooms are interesting (though I wouldn't put it stronger...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Steeped in history with Beautiful gardens and the highest water feature in Europe...this was a lovely way to spend half a day....Inc restaurant which was a little pricey but all in all...you should visit ..you won't be dissapointed.

Thank Gary O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful abbey and grounds. Plenty of information about the rooms and very interesting. Staff very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed our day.

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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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