Attractions in Puncknowle

  • 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

  • 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

  • Small 15th century chapel set on the hill overlooking Abbotsbury and the coast beyond.

  • Originally founded in 1765 as a kitchen garden, the site now occupies 20 acres and is stocked with a range of exotic plants many of which were newly-discovered species at the time

  • Large 17th century manor house and gardens originally the seat of the Russell family

  • The only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans.

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