Forde Abbey, Somerset

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Oddpod

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Forde Abbey, Somerset
« on: June 12, 2013, 08:51 »
Just to say, if you are venturing down to this part of the world, it is really worth venturing a little off the beaten track to visit Forde Abbey- one of my favourite places to visit. Alan T described it as one of the best gardens in the Southwest, and the house is very interesting too if you are a history fan. At this time of year the blue poppies should be out, they are just beautiful . They have a walled veggie garden  -plus plants and gift shop of course. All still owned and run by a family rather than the NT or something.

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Re: Forde Abbey, Somerset
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 12:34 »
Thanks for that. :)

Here is a link with more information and I'll move this post to the places to visit area for safekeeping.

http://www.historicbritain.com/vendor/fordeabbeychard.aspx
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Re: Forde Abbey, Somerset
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013, 13:56 »
Thanks Oddpod, we go up and down the A358 and A303 every month and didn't know about this place.  :D

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Re: Forde Abbey, Somerset
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2013, 13:57 »
Wow.

One I haven't visited!

Looks nice. :)

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Re: Forde Abbey, Somerset
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2013, 14:33 »
From East Devon "this part of the world"...

But is it this one....

Here is a link with more information.
http://www.historicbritain.com/vendor/fordeabbeychard.aspx

... or this one?  :unsure:

http://www.fordeabbey.co.uk/

I plumped for the first link, the second link coming up higher on a search, but now I'm not sure again.  ???

Both look well worth a visit. :D

Perhaps oddpod can confirm. :)



Edit to correct spelling of OP's name.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2013, 13:44 by arugula »

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Re: Forde Abbey, Somerset
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2013, 16:31 »
The somerset one (ie your first link) is my bet.
Dorset is further east again. East Devon would meet Somerset ;)


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Re: Forde Abbey, Somerset
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2013, 16:37 »
Thanks DBG. :) My original logic followed those lines. :D

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Re: Forde Abbey, Somerset
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2013, 09:43 »
Oops, yes, sorry peeps I should have posted the link. It is the one near Chard, as arugula rightly guessed.

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Re: Forde Abbey, Somerset
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2013, 13:42 »
Thanks oddpod. :)



 

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