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About Dorset

Dorset is a county of great beauty, situated on the South Coast of England, bounded by the Counties of Devon, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire. Dorset boasts an outstanding 75 mile long shore fronting the English Channel which separates the United Kingdom from mainland Europe. A traditional English county rich in archaeology, unspoilt rural villages and countryside. Nearby attractions include the picturesque and homely Town of Weymouth, Historic Sherborne Castle Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, Mapperton House and Gardens of Elizabethan origin, home of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich. View the pictures of Dorset..

Recommended towns & villages in Dorset

Athelhampton House, Dorset


Athelhampton lies close to the little River Piddle which almost entirely encircles Athelhampton House which was built in the 15th-century by Sir William Martyn who was granted the lands and a license to build upon them by King Henry VII in the year 1483...

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Cerne Abbas, Dorset.

Cerne Abbas

Famous for its huge chalk 'rude' giant, Cerne Abbas is a lovely ancient village in Dorset...

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Nappers Mite, Dorchester, Dorset


Dorchester is the county town of Dorset and is the heart of Thomas Hardy's Wessex. On the outskirts of the town you will find Hardy’s birthplace and family home in Higher.....

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Fiddleford Weir


Fiddleford is a picturesque village in Dorset...

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Old brick farm building on staddle stones in Gillingham, Dorset



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Thomas Hardy's cottage in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset

Higher Bockhampton


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Sandbanks, Dorset



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Shaftesbury, Dorset


Shaftsbury is Dorset's only hill-top town, with its long history and good views it is particularly attractive to tourists...

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The village church in Witchampton



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Recommended attractions in Dorset

Abbotsbury Swannery

Abbotsbury Swannery

Set in one of the most beautiful unspoilt regions of England, Abbotsbury Swannery is home to sometimes up to 1000 beautiful.....

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A picture of Athelhampton House

Athelhampton House

Athelhampton House is a fine example of a 15th Century house nestling in deepest Dorset. The gardens are now once more a pleasant.....

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Christchurch Priory, looking from Hengistbury Head, Dorset

Christchurch Priory

Standing serenely in all its historic splendour surrounded by old graves in a lawned churchyard the extraordinary Norman beauty.....

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Kingston Lacey, main lawn obalisk path.

Kingston Lacy

Set in 250 acres of spectacular parkland landscaped in the latter half of the 18th century and now roamed by a herd of Red Devon.....

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Lulworth Cove

Lulworth Cove


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A view of the Marine Aquarium on the old Cobb with Lyme regis, Dorset, in the background.

Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium

Where better to see and learn about the creatures of the deep than in an aquarium suite set tantalizingly beside the sea. Well,.....

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Nothe Fort, Weymouth

Nothe Fort

Nothe Fort lies to the east of Weymouth. This spectacular "D" shaped building is preserved as one of the finest pieces of.....

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Portland Castle, Dorset

Portland Castle

This is one of the best preserved of all King Henry VIII's mighty fortresses, built by the monarch to guard the south coast.....

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Penquin at SeaLife Centre in Weymouth

Sea Life Park, Weymouth

A unique mix of indoor and outdoor attractions set in seven acres makes Sea Life a great family day out. The Park offers a day.....

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The Keep Military Museum

The Keep Military Museum

This exciting keep is the home of the Military Museum of Devon and Dorset. Here visitors with a keen interest in all things.....

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