Scotland's lochs are a spectacular feature of the landscape that surrounds us, and we are fortunate to have one on our doorstep, with Loch Ness just a little further afield...
Visit sculptor Simon Gudgeon’s haven of peace and tranquillity with an afternoon at Sculpture by the Lakes, an oasis for art lovers and collectors.
Nestled within 26 acres of Dorset countryside, the park is home to more than 30 of Simon’s largest sculptures. His wife Monique has also created a serene botanical garden to explore, inspired by plants from the UK and further afield. Sample locally grown produce from the kitchen garden with lunch at the Gallery Cafe, or simply enjoy the surroundings with a pot of tea and a slice of cake.
Price: £10 per person.
Discover the award-winning wines at Furleigh Estate, set in the stunning Dorset countryside, just five miles from the Jurassic Coast.
Your two-hour tour will include a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, followed by a stroll through the vineyards and a description of the history of English wine, before moving into the production facility and barrel maturation room. Guests will then enjoy a seated tasting of four still and sparkling wines, accompanied by a sharing platter of local cheeses and charcuterie.
Price: £25 per person.