So much to do and discover

If you’re after an amazing day out, there are many museums in easy reach. See a magnificent collection of naval aircraft at Yeovilton or visit the Royal Signals museum at Blandford. Monkey World, with its rescue centre, is next door to Bovington Tank Museum, as is the National Trust’s Clouds Hill, the cottage owned by Lawrence of Arabia.

There are other National Trust sites nearby too: Stourhead, Corfe Castle, Kingston Lacy and Thomas Hardy’s birthplace near Dorchester, the county town. Or you could feed the lambs, play in the hay bales and rev up the go-karts at Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park.

A capuchin monkey like the ones at Monkey World in Dorset Corfe Castle in Dorset at Sunset

The best bit? When you get back to Loose Reins your adventure continues. Watching the sunset, spotting the wildlife and relaxing in the tranquil surroundings.

More to Explore

Check out our luxurious lodges and cosy cabins. Explore a trail. Peruse the shop. You’ll find there’s more to Loose Reins than you first thought.


Eat a home-cooked meal at the dining table and unwind on the sofa after a day of adventuring. Watch the sunset from the deck.

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Embrace that pioneer spirit in a cosy cabin that's perfect for two. Light the wood-burner and curl up on the king-size bed under an authentic American quilt.

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This is amazing walking country with views to match. Discover the Wessex Ridgeway and Shillingstone Village Trail by foot or jump on your bike and ride.

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