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Local Attractions

Days Out in Somerset

Cricket St. Thomas is not only set in beautiful surroundings, but is also ideally located for interesting excursions and visits to local areas of attraction.

Cricket St. Thomas Grounds

Cricket St Thomas Grounds

Both the 45 acres of parkland and gardens of Cricket St Thomas are Grade II listed by English Heritage. Retaining mature trees and hedges in the grounds has been key to the successful transformation of the estate into a luxurious historic hotel.

Come and explore Cricket St. Thomas's beautiful new Lakes & Gardens including a Water Garden, Woodland Walk and all year round colour.

Distance by Car: On Site

Lyme Regis

Cricket St Thomas Lyme Regis

Exquisite picture-book fishing village, with charming tea rooms and shops. Where The French Lieutenant's Woman was filmed.

Distance by Car: 40 mins

Forde Abbey and Gardens

Cricket St Thomas Forde Abbey and Gardens

Now privately owned, Forde Abbey was founded by the Cistercians in c1140 and became one of the richest and most learned monasteries in the country. The church was demolished in the dissolution, but in c1649 Sir Edmund Prideaux transformed the Abbey into a magnificent commonwealth house.

Distance by Car: 10 mins

Fleet Air Arm Museum

Cricket St Thomas Fleet Air Arm Museum

The Fleet Air Arm Museum has the largest collection of Naval Aircraft anywhere in Europe. Situated alongside an operational Naval Air Station you may see fighter aircraft going through their rigorous training procedures (depending upon operational demands.)

Distance by Car: 30 mins

Perry's Cider Mills and Museum

Cricket St Thomas Perrys Cider Mills and Museum

A working cider farm still making cider in the traditional way. The fine cider for sale all year, which may be tasted, is made in the autumn from local cider apples, which helps to maintain Somerset orchards and environment and habitat for birds.

Distance by Car: 15 mins



The picturesque seaside town of Sidmouth sits beneath cliffs and hills of the glorious Sid valley. Originally developed as a fishing village it saw considerable development as the popularity of seaside resorts grew during the 18th and 19th centuries. There are many fine villas and mansions dating from then which help give the town a charming, timeless feel. The wide promenade has also been a prominent seafront feature since the Regency period.

Distance by car: 40 minutes

Seaton Tramway


The three-mile route runs through East Devon’s glorious Axe Valley, between the coastal resort of Seaton, the small village of Colyford and the ancient town of Colyton. The journey takes half an hour from end to end. You must alight from the tram on arrival, but may return on any tram thereafter. Open toppers or enclosed saloons operate according to weather conditions.

Distance by car: 25 minutes

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"We do pitch and putt, we do bowling, we go in the gym now and again, we do the quizzes, we do everything really. There’s something for everyone."

Linda, Group Organiser Cricket St Thomas