Fontmell and Melbury Downs

Important notice -

Our countryside space is open. We ask all visitors to follow government guidance on travel and social distancing to keep everyone safe.

Open expanses of flowery downland and far-reaching views

Fontmell and Melbury Downs

Things to see and do 

Things to see and do at Fontmell and Melbury Downs

Two Dorset Rod Gates on site at Hambledon Hill

Reviving our farming history - Dorset Rod Gates 

Dorset Rod Gates are making a comeback at our North Dorset places.

Fontmell and Melbury Downs

What's on

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Fontmell and Melbury Downs

Places to stay

Reception room of Portland House

National Trust places to stay in West Dorset 

West Dorset is an ideal holiday location. Our places to stay are located by the coast in gorgeous countryside that's featured in the hit TV programme Broadchurch and the Far from the Madding Crowd film starring Carey Mulligan.