Local Attractions

Local Attractions

Forde Abbey

Founded in 1146, Forde Abbey was one of the most significant Cistercian monasteries in England during the four centuries that separated the reign of King Stephen from the Reformation. The buildings seen today were all in existence in the Middle Ages. They formed the Abbot’s and monks’ quarters, their kitchen, refectories, and their chapter house. The abbey church has gone, together with the guest wing and three sides of the cloisters.

Forde Abbey has a wide range of events in the diary as well as attractions in the garden to make your visit a great day out for all the family.

Forde Abbey is situated 3.7 miles away from the Lordleaze Hotel for more information click here

The Fleet Air Arm Museum

The Fleet Air Arm Museum is devoted to the history of British naval aviation. It has an extensive collection of military and civilian aircraft, aero engines, models of aircraft and Royal Navy ships (especially aircraft carriers), and paintings and drawings related to naval aviation.

A must-see attraction if you are visiting the Southwest, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire or Somerset, with its wide range of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft exhibits, including Concorde and the Aircraft Carrier Experience. A perfect all weather venue for family holidays and days out with the kids.

The Air Museum is located 22 miles from The Lordleaze Hotel on RNAS Yeovilton airfield for more information click here


Escot House is a privately owned 19th-century country house, the home of the Kennaway family, situated at Talaton, near Ottery St Mary, East Devon. Sir John built the new house to a design by architect Henry Roberts in 1838. Built in yellow brick with limestone mouldings, the two-storey house has a square plan and symmetrical five-bayed west, south and east entrance fronts. The surrounding 220-acre park, designed by Capability Brown in the 18th century, and the gardens are open to the public. Escot Park is used for events including the annual Beautiful Days music festival and occasional other outdoor music and theatre performances.

Escot is situated 20 miles away from the Lordleaze Hotel for more information click here

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12th October 2018
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