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An idyllic venue in the Dorset countryside

Kindston Maurward comprises a Grade I-listed 18th century Georgian country house and gardens located within the grounds of Kingston Maurward College. While the college has access to much of the building, some of it is used for private functions including weddings, birthday parties and corporate events.

Get hands on with the animals

Kingston Maurward is also home to an animal park, featuring many rare breeds including Bagot Goats, Portland Sheep and Saddleback Pigs, as well as alpacas, donkeys, rabbits and birds of prey - which can be flown from your hand as part of a half-day course. There's also a visitors centre with gifts and refreshments.

Take a trip around Dorchester

The county town of Dorset, Dorchester, is well worth a visit, especially if you have kids in tow - the Dorset Teddy Bear Museum and the Dinosaur Museum are both big hits with youngsters - or if you plan on a shopping trip through the town's historic centre. Looking for accommodation Near Kingston Maurward? Depending on your direction of travel, you might want to consider Travelodge Ilminster Hotel to the north west, Travelodge Yeovil Podimore Hotel to the north, or Travelodge Poole Hotel to the east.