Visit Beaminster a picturesque country town

Nestled within a natural valley in stunning West Dorset is the delightfully picturesque town of Beaminster.

Just a short drive north of Bridport, Beaminster is a town known for award winning historic gardens and being home to some wonderfully talented artists.

Places to visit in Beaminster

Voted the nation's Finest Manor House by Country Life and the location for the 2015 Thomas Hardy adaptation of 'Far From The Madding Crowd', Mapperton House and Gardens is well worth a visit. This Jacobean manor overlooks acres of award winning gardens and enjoys outstanding views of rolling hills and woodland that surround it's magnificent location.

The delightful Beaminster Museum boasts a number of intriguing collections highlighting the town's rich historical heritage and is well worth a visit. The museum provides a fascinating insight of how the folk of the town lived and worked with content on display that will entertain young and old.

Nature on your doorstep

Beaminster’s location lends itself to walking perfectly and should certainly be explored by keen walkers and cyclists. Surrounded by four of Dorset’s highest peaks the surrounding countryside provides some of the finest views to be found anywhere.

If you fancy a walk along the Wessex Ridgeway, you can visit both Lewesdon Hill and Pilsdon Pen Iron Age hill fort. At Pilsdon Pen on a clear day, you can see Golden Cap and the sea to the south, the Hardy Monument to the east, Exmoor to the west and the Mendip Hills to the north.

Where to eat in Beaminster

Beaminster is a great place to visit if you're looking for some delicious food in beautiful surroundings.

Make sure Brassica is on your list of places to eat whilst visiting Dorset.  The restaurant has a warm, calm feel and offers elevensees, lunch and dinner.  The majority of the menu is sourced within a 15 mile radius of Beaminster and with nearly everything being delivered the same day you can be assured of some truly local, fresh and delicious home cooked food.  Brassica is a relaxed place to enjoy some delicious and interesting local food!

Beaminster's stylish hotel, The Ollerod, offers great food and wine and is the perfect place to relax with a cocktail, enjoy some lunch or a delicious evening meal.

A date for your diary

Beaminster offers some wonderful events throughout the year with one of the highlights being the Beaminster Festival, a week long festival of arts, performances and food! You can be sure whatever time year you visit they will be plenty going on. 

For further information, visit the Discover Beaminster town community website.

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