Attractions in Whitchurch Canonicorum

  • Once a Cistercian monastery, Forde Abbey is now a privately owned country house with 1,600-acre of landscaped gardens.

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

  • 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

  • Former Cistercian monastery, now a privately owned house set in 30 acres of gardens

  • A fully restored watermill dating from 1340. The complex also houses art galleries, a cafe/restaurant, craft studios & workshops, a bakery and a shop.

  • The local history of Lyme Regis represented by maritime and domestic objects, and illustrated by painting, prints and photographs.