Days Out: Forde Abbey

We are very lucky here at Dimpsey Glamping to be just around the corner from the gorgeous Forde Abbey.  Forde Abbey is an historical treasure in an area already known for its outstanding beauty dating back to the 1140’s. It is a family home as well as a living and breathing working estate. The Abbey is open to everyone including families and for those wanting that romantic touch they also host and plan weddings. The abbey is well worth a visit as it set on a beautiful estate with outstanding views, exceptional gardens, walled kitchen garden and even a nursery.

Photo credit: Forde Abbey

Photo credit: Forde Abbey

In the peaceful solitude of its secluded position it is possible to imagine just how Forde Abbey looked to many of its previous owners, from its mediaeval beginnings to the present day: monks going about their daily round of work and prayer; prosperous parliamentary gentlemen discussing the cavalier threat; gifted philosophers debating the imponderable; elegant Victorian ladies fanning themselves by the fireside; and country gentlemen going about their work on the estate.

The Abbey is open 1st March to 31st October, 7 days a week, 10am to 5.00pm and we can certainly recommend this has a place to visit!

For more information, please visit their website here.