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Along the coast to Abbotsbury

The coast road between Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury is often regarded as one of the most scenic drives in the country, and it’s easy to see why, with fantastic views in both directions. Once you get to Abbotsbury, we recommend heading around the edge of the village and walking up the hill to St Catherine’s Chapel, an iconic part of the skyline in West Dorset. You can also visit the remains of Abbotsbury Abbey nearby, which was built in 1044! Head into the picturesque village itself for lunch, perhaps at the Ilchester Arms. Depending on the time of your and your personal interests, in the afternoon you can visit Abbotsbury Swannery or the Subtropical Gardens, both of which are fantastic attractions. On your way back to the park, you’ll be able to enjoy the coastal views once again, and might even see a fantastic sunset if you’re driving at the right time of day.

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A quaint and pretty village with some great attractions including a swannery
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7.5 miles from Graston Copse Holiday Park

Abbey Farm Abbotsbury
Explore the ruins of Abbottsbury Abbey during your holiday in Dorset. Benedictine monastery dating back to 1044.
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Abbotsbury Abbey, Abbotsbury, Dorset, DT3 4JR
7.6 miles from Graston Copse Holiday Park

St Catherine’s Chapel
A 14th century chapel with stunning views over Chesil Beach and the Jurassic Coast
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Abbotsbury, Weymouth, DT3 4JH
7.8 miles from Graston Copse Holiday Park

Abbotsbury Swannery
Abbotsbury Swannery is a unique sanctuary which allows you to interact and learn about these magnificent birds
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New Barn Rd, Abbotsbury DT3 4JG
8.3 miles from Graston Copse Holiday Park

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
Experience some superb plants, trees and shrub specimens at Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens
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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Buller's Way, Abbotsbury DT3 4LA
7.3 miles from Graston Copse Holiday Park

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