We are very happy to plan days out for you before or during your visit. We have plenty of maps and leaflets to help you get the most out of your trip.
Some of the most popular attractions for our visitors include . . .
Monkey World : http://www.monkeyworld.org
Weymouth Beach : http://www.visit-dorset.com/about-the-area/areas-to-visit/weymouth-and-portland
Bovington Tank Museum : http://www.tankmuseum.org
Kingston Maurward : http://www.kmc.ac.uk/kc/gardens_animal_park
Farmer Palmers : http://farmerpalmers.co.uk
Abbotsbury Swanery : http://www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/swannery
Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens : http://www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/gardens
Bridport famous weekly street markets : http://www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk/market.html
Maiden Castle is the largest Iron Age hill fort in Europe covering 47 acres just two miles from us.
Thomas Hardy’s cottage and Max Gate (Thomas Hardy’s permanent home) are both within 5 miles.
Dorset County Museum in Dorchester 4 miles away provides wonderful exhibits about the Jurassic coast, local historical finds as well as a temporary art gallery showing varied works of art, many of which are for sale.
Athlehampton House is a wonderful stately home and gardens just 5 miles from Higher Lewell Farmhouse.
Dorset & Devon Military Museum again in Dorchester, provides wonderful views over the landscape from the top of its Keep as well as having a collection of artefacts, uniforms and weapons.
Corfe Castle one of the most evocative ruined castles in England is a 20 minute drive away. Whilst there why not try the Swanage steam railway which also stops at Corfe, Cerne Abbas Giant and the White Horse in Osmington both of which are giant carvings into the chalk hillsides of Dorset.
We are under a half an hour drive from the following famous beaches and coastal towns such as Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Weymouth harbour, Chesil Beach and we under an hour drive from Studland, West Bay and Lyme Regis - all along beautiful scenic roads passing some lovely pubs that Sophia can point out for you.
Sea fishing trips can be arranged from Weymouth harbour, Lyme Regis and West Bay.
Higher Lewell Farmhouse is just 5miles from the Hardy Way, the Jubilee trail and the South West Coast Path. These offer a wide variety of well signed walks in addition to hundreds of local footpaths and bridleways across the county.
A National cycle route passes near by our village for road based bikes.
For those with mountain bikes, Puddletown Forest provides good off road opportunities as well as jumps for dare devils, this is just a 25 minute bike ride or 8 minutes by car.
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