Attractions in Gardens

  • Large, recently excavated Iron Age hillfort set high above the surrounding countryside.

  • Traditional brewery, which is the only thatched brewery in the UK. Tours culminate in a tasting session in the board room

  • Working 17th c water mill and Museum of Rural Bygones. Also features tea rooms, cafe and craft centre

  • The town museum tells the story of Bridport from its origins to the present day. Exhibits include those from the nearby Roman hillfort and from the rope and net making industries

  • University museum celebrating plastics in design. Collection contains over 8,000 international, historical and contemporary design examples

  • Situated in a fine Georgian townhouse the Fashion Museum has exhibits covering 250 years of historical costume and accessories

  • The Abbey of St Peter was a Benedictine monastery founded in the 11th century. All that remains of the abbey now is a single wall

  • Iron Age hill fort situated on Wears Hill above the village. Believed to have been the work of the Durotriges, a Celtic tribe

  • The museum features exhibits from the local area from prehistoric times to the present day. It also has a collection dedicated to the life of Lawrence of Arabia

  • Isolated cottage that was the home to T. E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia'). It was donated to the National Trust after Lawrence's death and is now a museum, dedicated to Lawrence.

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