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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.

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Tourist Attractions in and near Chard to Visit



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.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

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.


Out & About

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.


Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park A leisure park with animals.

Days Out around Chard.

Visit Taunton for the shops,or drive south to Lyme Regis and a dramatic coastline.

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)
How to get to Chard

Chard Tourist Information Centre

  • The Guildhall
    Fore Street
    TA20 1PP
    Tel: 01460 260051
Hornsbury Mill
Eleighwater Chard TA20 3AQ

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The Lordleaze Hotel And Restaurant
Henderson Drive, Forton Road Chard TA20 2HW

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Watermead Guest House
83 High Street Chard TA20 1QT

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Ammonite Lodge
43 High street Chard TA20 1QL

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Manor Farm Bed & Breakfast
Knowle Lane, Knowle St Giles Chard TA20 3DA

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Holiday Cottages
Rose Cottage
Tatworth near Chard TA20 2RU
Sleeps 5
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Hydrangea Cottage
Hewood near Chard TA20 4NR
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2 Holway Cottage Synderford Thorncombe near Chard TA20 4PZ
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Chard Weather
Saturday 23rd May
Day :Sunny skies20°C Sunny skies
Night :Partly cloudy skies9°C Partly cloudy skies
Sunday 24th May
Day :Light drizzle16°C Light drizzle
Night :Clear skies7°C Clear skies
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