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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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View out to sea at Bournemouth

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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Bryanston, Dorset. Bryanston School buildings and surrounding area - taken from a model helicopter.

Bryanston

The town was initially the town of Brian de Lisle, a Baron at the court of King John...

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East beach, Charmouth, Dorset

Charmouth

This pretty resort grew up in a gap of cliffs overlooking picturesque Lyme Bay. In the days prior to the motor car it was a fashionable coaching stop. One illustrious visitor of.....

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Down by the lake, Stapehill Abbey Gardens

Ferndown

This town lies amidst noted countryside between Wimborne Minster and Ringwood...

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Fortuneswell, Dorset, on a sunny October afternoon in 2005

Fortuneswell

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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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Sandbanks, Dorset

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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Witchampton Dorset

Witchampton

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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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Arne RSPB Reserve

Arne RSPB Reserve

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Looking towards Bournemouth, from Hengistbury Head,Dorset

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 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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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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Monkey World, Dorset.

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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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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A picture of 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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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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