Out & About

There are plenty of things to do nearby when you stay at Folke Manor Farm...

Sherborne Old Castle

Sherborne Old Castle

Sherborne Old Castle is a romantic 12th century ruin set in beautiful grounds next to New Sherborne Castle. After withstanding two sieges during the Civil War, only the Southwest Gatehouse and parts of the castle, including the Great Tower and the North Range, now survive. Loved by Sir Walter Ralegh, he leased the castle but when he was imprisoned in the Tower of London for marrying one of Queen Elizabeth I's maids of honour without her permission, it was then leased out but remained a favourite home of the famous explorer. The castle grounds are a haven for wildlife and birds and it is an ideal spot for a picnic where you can take in the beautiful views across the surrounding countryside. Keep an eye out for 'Lady Betty's Pinks' during July & August, named after Sir Walter Ralegh's wife, Elizabeth, flowering throughout the grounds

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/sherborne-old-castle/

Folke Golf Club

Folke Golf Club

Folke Golf Centre is a family run  Golf Course, Golf Academy, Practice Area, and Restaurant facility set in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside. Pay and Play and  5 or 7 day per week Centre Memberships are available and everyone can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome. The clubhouse and “Seasons” Restaurant are open to all and provide excellent meals and special Theme Night events, and are available for private function hire. The Centre is also home to Folke Golf Club and new club members are always welcome.

www.folkegolfcentre.co.uk

Sherborne Castle and Gardens

Sherborne Castle and Gardens

Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, this historic house reflects a glorious variety of decorative styles from over 400 years of English History.

http://www.sherbornecastle.com/

Haynes International Motor Museum

Haynes International Motor Museum

The Haynes International Motor Museum is the UK's largest collection of the greatest cars from around the world with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from the dawn of motoring in the late 1800s through nostalgic classics of the 1950s and 1960s, glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to world renowned super cars like the Jaguar XJ220.

Located just off the A303 at Sparkford in Somerset the Museum currently offers 19 individual exhibitions and it is very much a “Museum in Motion” with tours, talks and activities for families, children and enthusiasts alike. Packed with precious metal, the Haynes International Motor Museum is truly a world class motor museum.

www.haynesmotormuseum.com

Fleet Air Arm Museum

Fleet Air Arm Museum

The Fleet Air Arm Museum provides a uniquely memorable venue for your conference or special event. Situated alongside Europe's largest operational Naval Air Station at RNAS Yeovilton, the Museum has four exhibition halls packed with Europe's premier collection of naval aircraft.

There are two large conference rooms, plus a variety of unique breakout/function areas together with a licensed restaurant available for private hire during office hours and into the evenings and weekends. For a truly memorable occasion, why not hold your function under Concorde - ideal for trade shows, conferences and prestige dinner-dances or wedding receptions. Or you can have a cocktail reception on the flight deck of the 'HMS Ark Royal'.

www.fleetairarm.com


New Indoor Swimming Pool

New Indoor Swimming Pool

Everyone staying at one of Folke Manor Farm's holiday cottages have full use of the indoor heated swimming pool.

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