The Surrounding Area
Sandford Orcas is an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful countryside and varied attractions of both Somerset and Dorset. Within a short ride may be found:
Clarks Village Outlet Shopping, Street
The village offers customers 60 shops all on one site, with a range of famous name brands and new stock arriving everyday, plus a restaurant and coffee shop.
Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton
One of the largest aviation museums in the world.
One of the oldest religious foundations in the British Isles.
Glastonbury Tor rises above the Somerset Levels, offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford
There is over 200 veteran, vintage and classic cars on display.
Lytes Cary Manor, Somerset
Manor house with walled gardens and estate.
Montacute House, Somerset
A Magnificent Elizabethan stone-built house, incorporating National Portrait Gallery exhibition, garden and park.
Sherborne Castle, Dorset
Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and set in 20 acres of glorious landscaped gardens around a 50 acre lake, Sherborne Castle has been home to the Digby family since 1617 and contains a fine collection of pictures, porcelain and furniture.
Sherborne Museum is an independent museum and registered charity run entirely by volunteers, and was the first museum in Dorset to attain full Accreditation status. It is situated in the heart of the town and contains a variety of exhibitions charting the history of Sherborne and its environs, from prehistoric times to the present day. Admission is free but donations are warmly welcomed. For further information, such as our opening times and contact details, please see our website.
Stourhead House & Gardens, Wiltshire
Celebrated 18th-century landscape garden and Palladian mansion.