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Looking towards Hengistbury Head, Christchurch, Dorset from the tower of The Priory Church.

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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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Stour Valley Autumn Dorset

Blandford Forum

Utterly delightful, a town of matchless elegance, of quintessentially English beauty, are but a few of the attributes to the fine Market town on the River Stour...

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Bournemouth Pier in summer

Bournemouth

Seven miles of glorious golden sands, fringed by the bluest of seas lapping the shore, make Bournemouth a firm favourite for family holidays...

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Thomas Hardy's cottage

Dorchester

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 Mill

Fiddleford

Fiddleford is a picturesque village in Dorset...

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Milton Abbas

Milton Abbas

Milton Abbas is a superb thatched village which has the distinction of being the first planned village of its kind in England...

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Netherbury Church of St Mary theVirgin

Netherbury

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A panoramic view of Pilsdon Pen.

Pilsdon

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Portland

Portland

As it juts into the sea Portland is bounded by some of the finest coastal scenery in the land...

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Recommended attractions in Dorset

A picture of 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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Brownsea Shore

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 Beach

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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View of the coast at Durdle Door towards Weymouth and Portland

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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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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The Roman Town House, Dorchester, Dorset

Roman Town House

The Roman Town House was a discovery of the 1930's. From excavations beneath the ground came a rich feast of Roman history that.....

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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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The Blue Pool

The Blue Pool

Between Wareham and Corfe Castle can be found the unique visitor attraction called the Blue Pool, which was once a clay pit. Tiny.....

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