Discover the history and heritage of Mapperton House

Located around half an hour from Dorchester, Mapperton House is the truly stunning home to the Earl and Countess of Sandwich and boasts stunning features including incredible gardens. A pictureseque location, it featured heavily in the 2015 film adaptation of Far From the Madding Crowd starring Carey Mulligan.

Don't miss Dorchester Abbey

Dorchester Abbey is, not only a resplendent, but a hugely significant historic building, having been a place of worship, witness and pilgrimage for over a millennium. Overlooking the peaceful River Thame, It has a unique 13th century sculptural stained glass Jesse window, with a great value museum and tea room open between April to September.

The mystery and beauty of the Dorset coast

No visit to this part of the world would be complete without visiting and enjoying the beautiful Dorset coast. Fans of ITV's drama Broadchurch should also visit Bridport's West Bay. The location and its famous cliffs, which are only a short drive away, played a famous role in the hit TV show. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Mapperton House? Travelodge Ilminster Hotel is situated close to the site, while Travelodge Wellington Somerset Hotel also offers good-value accommodation.