There are many local picturesque Dorset villages and Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy them when the area is a little quieter after the Summer season. Visit Milton Abbas with its row of thatched houses and traditional county pub or the pretty village of Cerne Abbas with its famous giant on the hill which is situated just a short drive from the farm.
The quaint village of Moreton is famous as the final resting place of “Lawrence of Arabia and has an 18th Century church with stunning stained engraved glass windows. The result, especially on a sunny day, is a spectacle worth seeing. In the village of Higher Bockhampton you can visit Thomas Hardy’s cottage which is owned by the National Trust and walk in Hardy’s footsteps on some lovely trails surrounding the cottage or for more Thomas Hardy then Sherborne where “far from the maddening crowd” was filmed is a lovely day out with its Cathedral and Castle. West Bay is another popular Dorset film location made famous by the TV series “Broadchurch”.
Corfe Castle (above) is our family favourite. Visit the ruins of this historic castle, enjoy a Dorset cream tea, treat yourself in the traditional sweet shop or why not hop on the steam train to the seaside resort of Swange for some delicious Dorset seafood. A crab sandwich on the quay is a must!