Somerset and Dorset Attractions
The Kings Arms sits on the Somerset, Dorset border, three miles away from the historic market towns of Sherborne, Wincanton and the A303 for easy access to London. This area has an abundance of attractions to visit. Popular heritage sites such as Stourhead Gardens, Sherborne Castle and the Jurassic Coast attract many visitors a year or why not take a visit to the popular Longleat House and Safari Park.
There are many scenic country walks, wildlife and riding trails to be followed. Enjoy country sport pursuits, we welcome shooting parties and can even help organize Clay Pigeon Shoots for Hotel Guests in advance. Wincanton Racecourse (6 miles away) is a thrilling day of entertainment. Hotel Guests are welcome to use Oxley Sports Centre in Sherborne (4 miles away) for swimming pool and court facilities free of charge during their stay.
We also offer hotel guests exclusive discount rates on golf facilities offered at Sherborne Golf Club.
Here are some little gems of local knowledge:
- The Jurassic Coast: The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site is Englands first natural World Heritage Site: 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earths history.
- Longleat: With an impressive stately home that is widely regarded as one of the highlights of high Elizabethan architecture, landscaped parklands and the spectacular Safari Park, Longleat Adventure Park provides hours of entertainment for young and old alike.
- Sherborne Castle: Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and the stately home of the Digby family since 1617, Sherborne Castle is a Historic House which reflects a glorious variety of decorative styles from over 400 years of English history. 'Capability' Brown created the 50-acre lake in 1753 and with 42 acres of beautiful gardens, you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this perfect natural setting
- Haynes Motor Museum and Fleet Air Arm Museum: The UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world, and Europe's largest naval aviation collection of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.