Golden Cap Association (West Dorset)

a local association of the National Trust

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a local association of the National Trust

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 +Next stop Hartland Abbey. Hartland Abbey is the lived-in family home of the Stucley family. Although it was built in the 12th century, remaining as a monastery for 400 years and passing through the female line three times, it has never been sold. Consequently,​ it contains collections of pictures, furniture and porcelain which have accumulated over many generations. The story of the Abbey mirrors local and national history at every turn. It has a friendly and lived-in atmosphere much appreciated by us.
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 +The local ladies also put on an exceedingly nice cream tea in aid of church funds.
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 +As it is a family home photographs weren'​t allowed inside the house but the grounds are worth a visit too.
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 +Many took advantage of a wildflower filled woodland walk to the sea and spectacular cliff scenery. Passing enroute Blackpool Mill which was used as a location for Rosamunde Pilcher'​s 'The Shell Seekers'​. In 2007 it was the stunning location for Andrew Davies'​s adaptation for the BBC of Sense and Sensibility. ​
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 +Others enjoyed the gardens and most wished that there had been more time to allow a more thorough exploration. The damp conditions were not allowed to spoil our enjoyment.
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