The Paddocks Bed and Breakfast - Surrounded by beautiful countryside & places to visit
Places to visit & things to do
Apart from enjoying the beautiful scenery around The Paddocks B&B, going for long walks (there is a right of way next to the house) or relaxing, you can meet the animals.

There are plenty of other things to do & great days out to enjoy – here is a selection within easy reach:
We are also not too far from the Bath and West Showground which hosts a variety of shows and entertainment throughout the year.

National Trust -
Stourhead – World-famous 18th-century landscape garden, Palladian mansion, parkland, woods & chalk downs
Kingston Lacy - Elegant country mansion set in attractive formal gardens & extensive parkland
Brownsea Island – Peaceful island of woodland, wetland & heath with a wide variety of wildlife Inc. Red Squirrels and is famous for being the birthplace of Scouting & Guiding

English Heritage -
Stonehenge – The true meaning of this ancient, awe-inspiring creation has been lost in the mists of time. Was it a temple for sun worship, a healing centre or a burial site.
Sherborne Old Castle – Built on a grand scale in the 12 century by the Bishop of Salisbury, Sherborne was coveted by churchmen & noblemen alike giving it a long, chequered history.
Houses & Gardens 
Wilton House –  Wilton House has been lived in continuously by successive generations of the family for over 460 years.
Larmer Tree Gardens – Created by General Pitt Rivers in 1880 as pleasure grounds for "public enlightenment and entertainment" the Larmer Tree Gardens are an extraordinary example of Victorian extravagance & vision.
Days out

Longleat – - Longleat House is widely regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain & one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public. Opened in 1966, Longleat was the first ever Safari Park outside Africa.
Wincanton Races – Wincanton Racecourse hosts 17 fixtures of quality jump racing from October to May inc. a number of Feature Days & Special Events.
Fleet Air Arm Museum – The Museum comprises 4 large halls. Each has a ground and upper level telling the stories of naval aviation from the first manned kites towed behind naval vessels; to helium filled airships, seaplanes, bi-planes and carrier borne aircraft of WW2, modern Sea Harriers, helicopters and houses the first British built Concorde
Aerosaurus Balloons - - With flights from Shaftesbury views can include the towns famous steep cobbled Gold Hill, breath taking views of the Blackmore Vale, the Fovant badges and across to the West Wiltshire Downs. Flights frequently provide views as far away as Weston Super Mare & The Severn Bridge to the north, Poole & Bournemouth to the southeast, Chesil Beach & Lyme Bay to the south. You may even fly over The Paddocks!

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The Paddocks B&B, Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
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