Chard, small town in a farming area on the border with Devon.
After the failed Monmouth rebellion in 1685 Judge Jefferies held his Bloody Assize here in the former manor house. The building is still here, near the Elizabethan Guildhall, and you can visit the courtroom.
The church and the Choughs Inn are worth a visit, probably in that order.
Cricket St Thomas Lakes and Gardens Enjoy the gardens here as well as the lakes and woods.
Burrow Farm Gardens 7.6 miles A lovely garden with great variety.
Forde Abbey Former abbey in a great setting with lakes.
Loughwood Meeting House 7.2 miles See one of the UK's earliest Baptist churches.
Chard Museum Visit the museum to find out more about the town.
Hearne Hill 3.8 miles A popular walking spot.
Perry's Cider Mills Somerset cider at it's best.
Pilsdon Pen 7.0 miles Walk up the highest point in Dorset.
Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park A leisure park with animals.
Towns Near Chard To Visit - straight line distance:Ilminster (4.42 miles) Axminster (6.52 miles) Crewkerne (7.35 miles) Lyme Regis (10.32 miles)