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.

Activities

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 features

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)
Transport

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 property listings offer a large selection of 813 vacation rentals near Blandford Forum. From 318 Cottages to 318 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Blandford Forum for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Can I rent Cottages in Blandford Forum?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 318 Cottages in Blandford Forum. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Blandford Forum include:

  • Cabins: 318 rentals available
  • Houses: 341 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 71 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Blandford Forum?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 70 vacation rentals with pool available in Blandford Forum. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.