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Things to do in Axminster

Market town on the eastern border of Devon, built on a hill overlooking the River Axe

Are you looking for things to do in Axminster? We've got plenty of great ideas for you and places to go in your leisure time.

Known for...   Axminster Carpets



 

  Attractions

Burrow Farm Gardens

East Devon's secret garden is situated in the idyllic countryside between Axminster & Honiton.
Burrow Farm, Dalwood
Axminster
Devon
EX13 7ET

01404831285

Recommended by Paula Harris, Bristol

 

Forde Abbey & Gardens

The gardens of Forde Abbey surround the 12th-century Cistercian Monastery, a rambling private home since 1650.
Chard
Somerset
TA20 4LU

 

Shute Barton

National Trust - Medieval house with later architectural features.
Shute
near Axminster
EX13 7PT

 

Loughwood Meeting House

National Trust - 17th-century thatched Baptist meeting house.
Dalwood
Axminster
EX13 7DU

 

Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Help over 300 animals by visiting Ferne Animal Sanctuary, from sheep and cats to chickens and chinchillas.
Chard
Somerset
TA20 3DH

0146065214

 
 

  Museums

Axminster Museum

Interesting look at Axmister's history.
The Old Courthouse
Church Street
Axminster
EX13 5AQ

0129734137

 

Chard Museum

Chard had its first ‘museum’ in 1880. Arthur Hull, a local man, had built up a collection of ‘curiosities’.
Godworthy House
High Street
Chard
TA20 1QB

0146065091

 
 

  Golf

Windwhistle Golf Club

Golf Club.
Cricket St Thomas
Nr Chard
Somerset
TA20 4DG

 

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