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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

The Bridge House, Beaminster

Beaminster

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Cerne Abbas

Cerne Abbas

Famous for its huge chalk 'rude' giant, Cerne Abbas is a lovely ancient 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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Sunset at Mudeford Quay

Mudeford

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

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Upton Country Park, Poole, Dorset.

Poole

Three miles of golden beaches extending from Sandbanks to Brankesome Dene Chine and on towards Bournemouth, ensure an enjoyable time for families and sun-worshippers alike...

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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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Poole Harbour

Sandbanks

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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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The Sydling Valley, Dorset

Sydling St Nicholas

This is a particularly scenic village lying deep in a chalk-stream valley between open downs. Every approach to it is beautiful, whether crossing the hills from Cerne Abbas or Maiden Newton, or coming up the waters of the River Cerne between meadows flooded with spring lambs and ponies...

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The beach at West Bay, Dorset

West Bay

West Bay nestles at the western end of spectacular Chesil Beach whose billions of pebbles have been a constant source of fascination for centuries...

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Recommended attractions in Dorset

Arne RSPB Reserve

Arne RSPB Reserve

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Durdle Door, Dorset

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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Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head is formed from the southern flank of Christchurch harbour, it is a spit of approximately 2 miles of land, with a.....

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Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset. The back facade.

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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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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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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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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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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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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