Local Attractions

Local Attractions to visit in Dorset during your holiday at Langford Valley Barn.

Local Attractions to visit in Dorset

Abbotsbury Swannery A unique habitat for swans. This is also the only colony of nesting mute swans you can visit in the world.

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Established in 1765 by the first Countess of Ilchester as a kitchen garden for her nearby castle. This is a unique walled garden surrounded by a woodland garden. The palm trees in the kitchen garden give it a sub-tropical feel. In addition it has some of the most extensive Gunnera plantings in England.

Abbotsbury Children’s Farm Here you will find lots of animals for the children to meet, greet and also feed.

Dorset County Museum A world-class contemporary museum and exhibition space. We now also have new galleries, a learning centre, collections storage and library. Our visitor facilities include a café and shop for you to relax in.

Teddy Bear Museum From the earliest antique teddy bears together with today’s TV favourites. They are all waiting to greet you in this enchanting Teddy Bear Museum.

Tutankhamun Exhibition This is a spectacular recreation of Tutankhamun’s tomb and treasures.

Monkey World Monkey World works alongside governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild. Some residents are now part of international breeding programmes for endangered species including Europe’s official orang-utan crèche.

Bovington Tank Museum This unique collection of over 300 vehicles is regarded as the best in the world. In fact it includes the world’s first ever tank – Little Willie. The feared German Tiger tank and the modern Challenger 2 are also part of the collection.

Corfe Castle Model Village Set in an acre of landscaped gardens. This is an ideal place for a lazy few hours for both young and old alike.

Fleet Air Arm Museum Representing the flying arm of the Royal Navy. This museum is Europe’s largest naval aviation collection of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

Sealife Centre Family-friendly exhibits and also a variety of sea creatures. Taking you on a fascinating journey from the coast to the ocean depths beyond, through 16 themed zones.

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