Baker's Arms Holiday Cottages

South Perrott, Dorset

This is an owners own site, run by Richard and Mary Torrens.

Places to visit - Museums and general interest

These are arranged in order of travel times from our cottages.

For abbreviations and colour codes, see the page
Notes on lists of Places to visit in Dorset, Somerset and Devon


PlaceFeatureMap RefPostcodeRoad
Dog friendly
CrewkerneMuseumTA18 7LP37
BeaminsterMuseumDT8 3NB59
MontacuteTV & Radio Toy Museum and tearoomsST 496 169919
BridportMuseumDT6 3NR 1223
YeoviltonFleet Air Arm MuseumST 555 243BA22 8HT1626
OwermoigneCider museumDT2 8HZ4427
Also spring nursery; clock collection and shop
DorchesterDorset County Museum1828
DorchesterThe Keep Military Museum1828
DorchesterDinosaur Museum1828
SparkfordMotor MuseumST 609 2702130
Lyme RegisDinosaurland Fossil Museum1735
BovingtonTank MuseumSY 829 884BH20 6JG3541
WeymouthTudor House Museum2641
PortlandPortland Museum3154
Blandford ForumRoyal Signals MuseumDT11 8RH361 hrs 3
TynehamLost village, museumSY 882 804401 hrs 4
WatchetWashford Radio MuseumST 044 412401 hrs 8

Trains, Planes, Automobiles etc.

PlaceFeatureMap RefPostcodeRoad
Dog friendly
YeoviltonFleet Air Arm MuseumST 555 243BA22 8HT1626
SparkfordMotor MuseumST 609 2702130
BovingtonTank MuseumSY 829 884BH20 6JG3541
SeatonTramwaySY 253 2942341Yes (£2)
Beer (Devon)Pecorama pleasure gardens and miniature railwayST 504 032DT8 3SG2445
Bishops LydeardWest Somerset Steam Railway to MineheadST 165 289TA4 3RU2851
CranmoreEast Somerset RailwayBA4 4QP3251
ShilligstoneNorth Dorset RailwayDT11 0SA2953
Midsomer NortonSomerset and Dorset RailayBA3 2EY3659
Corfe CastleSwanage Railway4159
Tarrant HintonDorset Steam FairDT11 8HX3959
Held every August, late Bank Holiday
Bicton Bicton Park Botanical Gardens. Miniature railwaySY 071 859EX9 7BG431 hrs 3

General Interest

PlaceFeatureMap RefPostcodeRoad
Dog friendly
Clapton BridgeWater MillST 414 06359
BeaminsterDonkey Walking Adventures510
Kingcombe MeadowsWorking Farm, Nature reserve and centre (DoWT)SY 554 991814yes
Sutton BinghamReservoirST 548 112717no
South PoortonHolloway to West MiltonST 5180 9784
SY 5030 9630
South PethertonDavid Hall Arts Centre (monthly film night)819
Ham HillCountry park, Hill Fort (SSSI, NNR)ST 479 1721020yes
Probably the most popular hill-fort of all, but adequate space to get away from crowds.
MangertonWater MillSY 490 9571121
Stoke-sub-HamdonPrioryTA14 6QP821
WinterbournePoor Lot (Stone age barrows) (EH)SY 588 907DT2 9XD1522
TytherleighDevon, closest pointST 318 0341322
YeovilNine Springs Country ParkST 555 1551122yes
Stoford (Yeovil)Yeovil Junction Railway CentreBA22 9UU
ST 571 141
Winterbourne AbbasThe Nine Stones (Stone circle EH)SY 613 6241624yes
WhitestauntonRoman villa remainsST 281 1041426
Lytes Cary ManorHouse and Gardens (NT)ST 534 2671726
SymonsburyVillage, Hell Lane to North ChideaockSY 445 935
SY 424 938
Wonderful holloway - probably the best example!
Cerne AbbasGiant & villageST 662 0161526yes
Kingston RusselStone Circle. (EH) (on foot)SY 577 8781627yes
KingsdonGlenda Spooner: Horse rescue centreST 515 2581727
PorteshamValley of Stones (NNR)SY597 8821827yes
Trinity HillHugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River CottageEX13 8TB1629no
Black DownHardy monument (NT)SY 613 875DT2 9HY1930yes
SeatownCoastal village, beach, Golden Cap, walks, pubSY 420 9171431(officially) no
Golden CapHighest point on South coast (NT)SY 384 9344DT6 6EP1532yes
SatNav is for Langdon Hill car park
MuchelneyAbbey (EH)ST 428 2471532
Kingston MaurwardAnimal park and gardensSY 714 9102133gardens
Abbotstbury Abbey remains. (EH)SY 579 851DT3 4JL2134yes
SherborneOld Castle. (EH)ST 648 1681734yes
MuchelneyPriest's HouseTA10 0DQ1534
Thorncombe WoodsNature Reserve, Hardy's cottage, WoodsSY 7269222135
Abbotstbury St. Catherine's Chapel. (EH)SY 5725 852DT3 4JU2236yes
Maiden CastleHill Fort, one of largest in Britain. (EH)SY 672 884DT2 9PP2136yes
Jordan HillRoman Temple. (EH)SY 699 8212640
PallingtonSculpture park and walksSY 786 9132441
MoretonRiver Frome. Ford. Long bridge.SY 805 8932843yes
BriantspuddleCulpeppers DishSY 814 9262844
Large conical sink hole. Car park nearby. Walks through pine forest and heathland.
Beer (Devon)Beer Quarry CavesSY 214 894EX12 3AR2444
BurrowbridgeBurrow Mump Historic hill. (NT)ST 359 305TA7 0RB2045yes
ThroopFord and long bridge on River PiddleSY 8279322945yes
Milton AbbasVillage (historical)ST 805 0183046
SidmouthDonkey sanctuarySY160 8912747
MeareMonastic fishery building. (EH)ST 459 4172948
GlastonburyTribunal. (EH)2950
PortlandCastle. (EH)SY 683 7432951
Bishops LydeardWest Somerset Steam Railway to MineheadST 165 289TA4 3RU2851
PortlandDoWT. Tout Quarries Sculpture parkSY 68443 72446DT5 2LN3154yes
Sturminster Marshall18th century millBH21 4BX3755
Lulworth Castle and parkSY 855 8223655yes (park)
NunneyCastle. (EH)ST 737 4683756yes
WarehamCavesST 543 4733458
WarehamBlue PoolBH20 5AR3959
Nature reserve and tearoom: !! acres of woodland, heathland
Corfe CastleVillage, Swanage railway. Model villageSY 958 8144159yes
ShaftesburyTown, Gold Hill311 hrs 0
White CrossBookbarn InternationalBS39 6EX391 hrs 1
Blandford ForumRoyal Signals MuseumDT11 8RH361 hrs 3
LongleatSafari ParkST 81 43BA12 7JS451 hrs 6No
BroadclystClyston MillEX5 3EW401 hrs 6
CheddarCaves461 hrs 6
StonehengeStone circle (EH) and downland (NT)SU 123 422SP4 7DE551 hrs 7
CleeveAbbey. (EH)ST 050 409401 hrs 8
WashfordTropiquaria Zoo and Wildlife parkST 055 410401 hrs 8
A must for the children!
Dancing LedgeOld coastal quarry. Rock pools and swimming.SY 998 769
[SY 997 784 1400m]
BH19 3HG471 hrs 14yes
SandbanksChain ferry to PooleBH19 3BA 491 hrs 15
Shell BayChain ferry to PooleBH19 3BA 491 hrs 15
BathRoman Baths471 hrs 21
BurleyNew Forest village. Lawn walksSU 214 028BH24 4AP591 hrs 25yes
An excellent place to stop on your way to visit us.
BournemouthHengistbury HeadSZ 173 908 BH6 4EN541 hrs 29
Ferries to Christchurch, Tuckton. Beach, cafe. Well worth a visit.
LydfordLydford Gorge (NT)SX 507 844741 hrs 32yes
LymingtonTown. Ferry to Isle of Wight661 hrs 42

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