Situated on the border between Somerset and Dorset, The Kings Arms has no shortage of stunning attractions to visit, which includes Stourhead Gardens, Sherborne Castle and the Jurassic Coast and many National Trust Properties.  You’ll also find many scenic country walks, wildlife, and riding trails within the area for you to enjoy.

The Kings Arms is a mere three miles away from the historic market town of Sherborne, and the A303, allowing for easy access to London.

Stourhead Gardens

Stourhead includes a Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden. The garden is perhaps the most beautiful and magical of all the great landscape gardens, Stourhead is an 18th-century view of an Arcadian paradise. On a plateau of high ground Stourhead house was built and became home to generations of the Hoare family.

Fleet Air Museum

Located in Ilchester, and just a fourteen-minute drive away from The Kings Arms, Fleet Air Museum is Europe’s largest naval aviation museum. With four exhibition halls, over ninety aircraft and over 2 million records and 30 thousand artefacts, this is not one to miss during your visit.

The Jurassic Coast

As England’s first natural World Heritage Site, the Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site is a must see for those travelling from further afield to admire Dorset’s splendour. With 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, and with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth’s history, this spot is a nature and history lover’s dream. Best of all, The Kings Arms is located just an hour away from this beautiful part of the South Coast.

Haynes International Motor Museum

For fans of vintage and classic vehicles, pay a visit to the Haynes International Motor Museum; the UK’s largest exhibition of the world’s greatest cars. The Memory Lane exhibition, which features a range of cars from the 1950’s right through to the 1970s, is an absolute must. With Café 750, as well as karting, guided tours and an outdoor play area, this is the perfect day out for families too.

Longleat House and Safari Park

For those with little ones in tow, Longleat House and Safari Park is under an hour’s drive away and is a must-see for animal and wildlife lovers alike. The house, which was built in 1567 and took twelve years to complete, is set across 900 acres and includes the first safari park outside of Africa.

Located in Wiltshire, Longleat House is considered a prime example of high Elizabethan architecture. Visitors can choose from a range of tours, such as the House, Butlers and Housekeepers, and Scandalous History, to get an insight into the past and present of this stunning property.

Sherborne Castle and Gardens

For history lovers, Sherborne Castle should be at the top of your bucket list during your stay. Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, the castle is steeped in fascinating history and encapsulates the architectural style of the 16th century. The country home displays a wealth of sumptuous interiors, as well as a vast collection of beautiful artwork, furniture and porcelain.

The 30-acre garden is home to a plethora of wildlife and looks out onto 1,000 acres of breathtaking parkland, making this the perfect spot for keen explorers.

Sherborne Golf Club

Set on a Dorset hilltop and offering stunning views of Somerset and the Blackmore Vale, Sherborne Golf Club is a beautiful, mature 18-hole parkland course surrounded by specimen trees. The majority of the course was designed by Open winner and inter-war course architect James Braid, and the Club is a member of the Braid Association.

Sherborne Golf Club offers tee bookings for formal competitions, matches and events and run informal roll-ups every day of the week.

Wincantan Race Course

At The Kings Arms, we host many guests who attend the popular Wincanton Race Course for a variety of events from October through to May. Located just a 14 minute drive from our exceptional country inn, the Jockey Club racecourse is a must for race and horse lovers alike.

In addition to an array of spectacular events, which range from family days, Day of the Horse celebrations and more, this Jockey Club racecourse also caters for fine dining experiences too.

To find out more about the range of attractions close to The Kings Arms, and to book your stay, get in touch with our friendly and helpful team by calling us on 0800 756 3686 today.