From Conway Cottage there is so much to see and do - so here are
just some suggestions and links for further information:
The seafront and harbour known as "The Cobb" is a
jewel in a many faceted crown. The Cobb is internationally
known as the place where Louisa Musgrove fell from steps, known
locally as "Granny's Teeth" in the Jane Austen novel
"Persuasion". The Cobb also became visually
famous when the late John Fowles novel "The French
Lieutenants Woman" was made into a very successful film of
the same name.
Sea Life Park A unique mix of indoor and outdoor
attractions set in seven acres makes a great family day out
whatever the weather. The park offers a day of fun and amazement
bringing you face to face with penguins, seals, sharks, otters
and so much more. New Turtle Sanctuary.
Abbey is a treasure in an area already known for its
outstanding beauty. More than 900 years of history and romance
are encapsulated in this elegant former Cistercian monastery and
its 30 acres of exquisite award winning gardens.
House One of the finest 15th Century Houses in
England. This Dorset attraction has an abundance of history both
architectural and cultural.
Gardens. A romantic valley garden deep into a lost
Dorset combe among tumbling hills and unspoilt countryside.
The gardens descend from the great lawn, through the formal
topiary down to the valley garden. The manor house with its
church, stable block, coach house, dovecote and courtyard is
essentially a part of its countryside, a glorious harmony of
golden sandstone. Pevsner's Dorset guide reckons "there
can hardly be a more enchanting manorial group than Mapperton."
The house, Elizabethan in origin, enlarged in the late 1670s,
is a marvellous example of a West Country manor that fits in
with its surroundings and almost grows with them. Now the home
of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, Mapperton continues to
house and harks back to the restoration of Charles II when the
first Earl of Sandwich
the King back from Holland.
Thomas Hardy's father, a builder, was involved in restoration
works to the Great Hall and West Wing roofs in the 19th Century.
It was during these times that Thomas Hardy himself first
Falls Found in
Teign Valley, Dartmoor, Canonteign Falls is home to England's
highest waterfall. As well as stunning waterfalls and
scenery, this attraction boasts a wetland nature reserve,
children's play area, fern centre, lakeside cafe and more!