Destination guide

The cozy area of Blandford Forum awaits your stay

The countryside and gardens create a pretty picture of Blandford Forum. Well-liked for its bars, coffeehouses and golfing, this city is both welcoming and relaxing. Monkey World Ape Rescue Center and Poole Harbour are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Blandford Forum

Do you want to discover attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Blandford Forum a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monkey World Ape Rescue Center (11.3 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Ashley Wood Golf Club (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Wimborne Model Town (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Splashdown Waterpark (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
  • Poole Twin Sails Bridge (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • Bournemouth Adventure Wonderland (16 mi / 25.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Blandford Forum

Travelers love Blandford Forum for its pristine countryside and picturesque gardens. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Blandford Forum is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Brownsea Island (14.9 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Bournemouth Beach (16.9 mi / 27.2 km)
  • Priest's House Museum and Garden (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden (10 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Sculpture by the Lakes (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Edmondsham House and Gardens (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)

How to get to and around Blandford Forum

The nearest airport is in Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), located 16.5 mi (26.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Southampton (SOU), which is 36.5 mi (58.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Blandford Forum?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 238 holiday lettings near Blandford Forum. From 111 Cottages to 111 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Blandford Forum is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Blandford Forum?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Blandford Forum. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Studland Beach and Nature Reserve: 1,537 holiday lettings
  • Nothe Fort: 1,312 holiday lettings
  • Poole Hamworthy Station: 1,639 holiday lettings
  • Museum of Design in Plastics: 1,813 holiday lettings
  • Scaplen’s Court Museum: 1,586 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Blandford Forum listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Blandford Forum?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 111 Cottages in Blandford Forum. Our other popular types of Blandford Forum holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 111 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 87 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 14 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Blandford Forum?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 17 holiday homes with pool available in Blandford Forum. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.