There are a number of wonderful National Trust Buildings
which can be easily visited from Southfork Caravan Park. We are happy to offer 10% off our pitch fees
for National Trust Members so why not pay them a visit when you pay us a visit!
The National Trust website has a page showing the various properties in the area. All of which are within easy travelling
distance of the campsite.
If gardens are your thing, a visit to Tintinhull Garden
is a gardener’s paradise, featuring secluded lawns, pools and imaginative
borders. There is a lovely kitchen
garden as well as an arboretum to visit where you can walk or picnic. The gardens are open from March through to
Nearby Montacute House is a wonderful Elizabethan Renaissance
masterpiece. A visit to the house and
gardens is a must when you are in the area.
For art lovers, The Long Gallery at the property houses over 60 Tudor
and Elizabethan portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery.
There are extensive gardens and grounds to
explore as well as the house itself, described as ‘the most beautiful
Elizabethan house in England’ The National Trust puts on a range of events
throughout the year so it is always worth checking the website
to see what is coming up.
Another Tudor building nearby is Barrington Court. Restored from a state of disrepair by Colonel
Lyle of the ubiquitous sugar company, Tate and Lyle in the 1920’s it now stands
empty but you can still visit the wonderfully restored interior rooms and the
beautiful gardens which have a working kitchen garden which supplies fresh
fruit and vegetable to the restaurant. Look out for fun February Half Terms activities at the hall between the 16th
and 24th February.
For a great way to blow the cobwebs away, consider a walk up
to the Wellington Monument. The monument
is the tallest three-sided 'obelisk'
in the world and there are some great walks around there which give wonderful
over the Blackdown Hills and Quantocks.
With the first flowers starting to make an appearance, we
are starting to think about the new season to come. If you are planning a break over February
Half Term, get in touch to find out about availability for our static homes,
glamping pod and camping pitches – you could book your caravan or motorhome in
for a service at the same time.