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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.
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Athelhampton House, Dorset

Athelhampton

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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Street in Christchurch

Christchurch

Christchurch is one of Dorset's "gems" it is set on the confluence of two rivers, the Stour and the Avon. In Saxon times it was a walled town, a stronghold of Alfred the Great,.....

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Cottage in Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Below the castle, the village of Corfe shows picturesque stone houses of the 17th-century...

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Across the Fleet Lagoon

Langton Herring

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Minterne House and Gardens

Minterne Magna

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Poyntington, Dorset

Poyntington

This is a delightful small village situated in the picturesque Blackmore Vale where the Dorset and Somerset boundary meets...

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Studland in Dorset

Studland

Beyond the woods, heaths and downs of Dorset lies a fascinating coastline with a hinterland of precious little villages, such a village is Studland which sits close to the wide sweep of picturesque Studland Bay, which belongs to the National Trust...

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Welcome to Swanage

Swanage

The town is wedged between towering downs that result in lofty cliffs at both ends of the bay, from these high vantage points there are spectacular views across the sea...

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Charborough tower

Wimborne Minster

Wimborne Minster is a magnificent Georgian town in the valley of the delightful River Stour...

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Witchampton in Dorset

Witchampton

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Looking towards Studland from Brownsea Island, Dorset

Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island is the largest island in Poole Harbour, it is around 1 mile long by 3/4 mile broad; it is beautifully wooded with.....

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Durdle Door, Wareham, part of the beautiful Dorset coastline.

Durdle Door

On a coast of fabulous high white cliffs there are few views to rival the spectacular Durdle Door. This natural phenomena,.....

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Lulworth Cove

Lulworth Cove

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A picture of Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

This is a place where "Monkey Business" really is acceptable, for the centre is home to over 150 primates of 15 different.....

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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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Exterior of Sherbourne Abbey

Sherborne Abbey

Without doubt this magnificent Abbey built centuries ago of creamy Ham stone ranks amongst the finest Abbey churches anywhere in.....

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Sherborne Castle Grounds

Sherborne Castle

Many fascinating tales remain from the time when Sherborne Castle was lived in by Sir Walter Raleigh, a favourite of Elizabeth I......

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Abbotsbury, Dorset, England

St Catherine's Chapel

An interesting medieval Chapel dating from the 14th century, perched on top of a hill in Abbotsbury, affording stunning views of.....

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A picture of St. Aldhelm's Head & Chapel

St. Aldhelm's Head & Chapel

One of the oldest churches in England, set on a 300ft cliff top in an area that is designated a Special Area of Conservation.....

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Upton Country Park, Poole, Dorset

Upton House & Country Park

Located near the historic town of Poole on the northern shore of Poole Harbour, Upton Country Park comprises of over 100 acres of.....

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