Places to Visit
TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN AND AROUND BRIDPORT
Here’s just a few ideas and suggestions of some of the many places in the Bridport and surrounding area to visit.
(5 minute walk)
Bridport’s large street market has a good selection of stalls selling foodstuffs, clothing, hardware, flowers, plants, pictures, paintings, books …and much more! They take place weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays and line Bridport’s three main streets throughout the year.
(10 miles )
Abbotsbury Swannery is the world’s only managed colony of nesting mute swans and is one of the top things to do in the area. Just down the road is the Sub-Tropical Gardens,where numerous new, exotic and unusual flowers can be seen.
(6 miles by car)
Mapperton House was the winner of the Historic Houses Garden of the Year in 2020 and was the location of the 2015 film ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’. The glorious Jacobean manor is the home of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, and overlooks 15 acres of garden with orangery, topiary and borders, descending to ponds and arboretum.
(28 miles by car)
(28 mile drive)
(4 mile drive)
Furleigh Estate, situated near Salway Ash, near Bridport, was established in 2005 and produces award-winning still and sparkling wines from a variety of Dorset grapes. Visitors are welcome for tours, tastings and cellar door shop.
(10 minute walk)