A glorious country house built 200 years ago of stone from the Purbeck Hills, situated within its own beautiful, formal gardens


While hotel receptions usually house a rack of leaflets describing places to visit, ours is different, our reception is the home of a unique tourist information guide: The Grange Guide to Wessex.

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Walking in Dorset

There are many stunning walks in Dorset, which has nearly 3000 miles of rights of way, much of it well way marked and signposted. To improve the state of this network, Dorset County Council has embarked on an ambitious refurbishment program. So far 4000 new signposts have been erected, 1500 stiles and gates repaired or installed, and many miles of paths cleared of obstructions. We have local OS maps and several books and guides in the hotel reception.

Meet the Locals

Walking in Somerset

There are five ranges of hills giving magnificent views across the county and on the Somerset Levels and Moors walkers can see the wildlife of the Wetlands, Whether you want a short gentle ramble or a long hike, a walk in the countryside or by the coast, the county of Somerset has it all!

Jurassic Coast

Jurassic Coast (37 miles/50.0 km to Lyme Regis)

'The Jurassic Coast' is a world heritage site, covering ninety-five miles of magnificent coastal scenery stretching from Dorset to Devon. The centre of the Jurassic coast is at Lyme Regis.

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