the fox and hounds inn

The Local Area

  • Cerne Abbas (6 miles) Famous for the Cerne Giant, a well endowed chalk figure 180 feet high. This is a fertility symbol dating back to Roman times.
  • Dorchester (10 miles) Excellent shopping can be found in Dorchester. You can also visit Max Gate, the house which Thomas Hardy designed and lived in for 43 years. It was here he wrote Tess of the d’Urbervilles and The Mayor of Casterbridge.
  • Higher Brockhampton (11 miles) This is the birthplace of the novelist Thomas Hardy, now owned by the National Trust, this is a beautiful thatched cottage with a charming cottage garden.
  • Abbotsbury Swannery (16 miles) This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans.
  • Weymouth (18 miles) A truly old fashioned English seaside town, head down to the beach to build sandcastles, fly a kite or hire one of the deckchairs and enjoy the Punch and Judy show.
  • Clouds Hill (18 miles) The rural retreat of T.E Lawrence, now owned by The National Trust
  • Jurassic Coast (20 minute drive) The stunning Jurassic Coast is just a 20 minute drive away. This 95 mile stretch of coastline (from Exmouth in Devon to Studland in Dorset) was awarded World Heritage status because of its geological importance.
  • Walking, Riding, Cycling, Golf, Clay Pigeon Shooting and Go Kart Racing. All this is just on the door step to the Fox and Hounds. There are stunning walks and cycle routes all around the village as well as gardens and historic houses to visit and enjoy.