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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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A picture of The Blue Pool

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St George's Church, Langton Matravers

Langton Matravers

This is an interesting old village with access to one of the loveliest stretches of the Dorset coast...

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Beach huts at Mudeford

Mudeford

Picturesque holiday resort nestling at the point where the River Avon rushes into the sea at Christchurch Bay...

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St Mary's Church, Netherbury, Dorset

Netherbury

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Mapperton Gardens

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The village is completely pastoral and appears to be protected by a maze of deep lanes which once negotiated, reveal a gracious collection of orchards, gardens and enchanting cottages set at angles on a series of knolls...

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Sherborne

Sherborne

The softly glowing Ham stone of which most of the town properties are built, lends warmth and atmosphere to what is already a unique and attractive place...

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Bridge over River Stour at White Mill, near Sturminster Marshall, Dorset

Sturminster Marshall

Sturminster Marshall is famous for its beautiful White Corn Mill and for the magnificent eight arched bridge spanning the River Stour...

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Athelhampton House, Dorset

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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Looking towards the Isle Of Purbeck 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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Chesil Rocks!

Chesil Beach

One of the most remarkable features of England's fantastic coastal scenery is the magnificent stretch known as Chesil Beach,.....

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Corfe Castle, in Dorset. View from the station on 9 September 2006

Corfe Castle

Standing in lofty splendour above the chimney pots of the village with the roaring ocean lapping the cliffs to the other side of.....

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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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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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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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Cerne Giant in Cerne Abbas, Dorset.

The Cerne Giant

This magnificent figure cut into the turf of a chalk hillside is best viewed from the north of the village. He is known as "The.....

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East Fleet Lagoon near Weymouth, Dorset

The Fleet Nature Reserve

Designated as an "Area of Scientific Interest" The Fleet Nature Reserve is a large tidal lagoon which stretches from Abbotsbury.....

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