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How to Find Us

From the M5:
Leave the motorway at Junction 25 (Taunton) and take the A358 to Chard.

From the A303:
Leave the A303 at the turning for Crewkerne and join the A356. At Crewkerne take the A30 towards Chard.

From Exeter:
Take the A30 to Honiton and then the A35 to Axminster. In Axminster take the A358 towards Chard.

Forde Abbey is situated 4 miles south east of Chard in Somerset. There are brown tourist signs for Forde Abbey from the A30, A358 and B3165.

Click here for a map

Using Public Transport

Getting to Forde Abbey by public transport is a challenge but not impossible. However, combining a trip to Forde Abbey with a walking tour of the area, whether a short one day excursion or as part of a longer holiday, is always a very enjoyable experience and public transport can be used both to get to the area and for travelling locally. There is a series of well signposted and maintained footpaths nearby and Forde Abbey itself acts as the starting point for the 90 mile long Jubilee Trail.

For more information on using local transport and for timetables please click on the links below.

South West Trains – Both Crewkerne (5 miles) and Axminster (8 miles) are on the mainline from London Waterloo to Exeter.

First Group offers a nationwide bus network.

Traveline offers impartial information on using public transport and includes a useful journey planner using trains, buses and coaches.

Sustrans is a very useful resource for both cyclists and walkers.