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Blackdown - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Blackdown, Haslemere GU27 3BS, UK

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About Blackdown

The Blackdown Hills are a range of hills along the Somerset-Devon border in south-western England, which were designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1991. It is also one of the highest points in the south east of England, exceeded by Walbury Hill and Leith Hill. Blackdown is protected as part of the South Downs National Park.

Attractions Near Blackdown

Haslemere Educational Museum
Haslemere Educational Museum3.74km from Blackdown

Haslemere Educational Museum was founded in 1888 by the eminent surgeon Sir Jonathan Hutchinson to display his growing collection of natural history specimens. The museum holds diverse collections relating to Geology, Natural History and Human History, as well as being a resource of local history. It has three permanent galleries, education room, two temporary exhibition rooms, library, archive, lecture hall and garden and so more.

Ramster Gardens
Ramster Gardens4.88km from Blackdown

A beautiful woodland garden of over 25 acres renowned for its captivating beauty and tranquillity. Famous for its stunning collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, the garden was established in the 1900s with influences from the Japanese gardens, it now stretches over twenty acres. The house and grounds are also available for private hire for weddings and events.

Hollycombe Steam in the Country
Hollycombe Steam in the Country6.42km from Blackdown

Hollycombe Steam in the Country, situated on the Hampshire and Sussex border, is home to Britain's largest collection of working steam, with two working steam railways. It has some of the oldest and most thrilling fairground rides of their day including the world's first white-knuckle ride, the 'Razzle Dazzle'. The collection also includes the beautiful Golden Gallopers with an original Gaviolli Fairground Organ, steam-powered Chair-o-planes and a Big Wheel.

Devil's Punch Bowl
Devil's Punch Bowl6.74km from Blackdown

The Devil’s Punchbowl is a unique 1,310 acre geological wonder where visitors can walk, hike or take a horseback ride on a 7.5 mile round-trip trail through a deep canyon formed by the runoff of large quantities of water from the higher San Gabriel Mountains. The Punch Bowl is a large natural amphitheatre and is the source of many stories about the area. The London to Portsmouth road skirted the rim of the site before the Hindhead Tunnel was built in 2011.

National Trust - Woolbeding Gardens

Woolbeding Gardens is a National Trust property at the heart of the Rother Valley and in the middle of the South Downs Dark Sky Reserve. Wild and open hills and commons make for fantastic walks during the day and the dark skies mean this is an ideal stargazing location. It was Nestled in a quiet corner of West Sussex lies a true horticultural haven bursting with colourful planting, sensational views and a whole host of surprises.

Cowdray House
Cowdray House8.3km from Blackdown

Cowdray Park is a country house at the centre of the 16,500-acre Cowdray Estate in Midhurst, West Sussex. The estate is home to the Cowdray Park Polo Club, one of the leading polo clubs in the United Kingdom. The park lies in the South Downs National Park. The estate belongs to Viscount Cowdray, whose family have owned it since 1908. It has a golf course, and it offers clay pigeon shooting and corporate activity days, as well as the more traditional activities of agriculture, forestry and prope

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West Sussex is a county in South East England on the English Channel coast. The county has a long history of human settlement dating back to the Lower Paleolithic era. West Sussex has a range of scenery, including Wealden, downland, and coastal.