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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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The Verne

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

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Sherborne, Dorset.

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

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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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A view of the Marine Aquarium on the old Cobb with Lyme regis, Dorset, in the background.

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Weymouth from Nothe Fort

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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Portland Bill Lighthouse, Dorset

Portland Bill Lighthouse

Erected in 1906, Portland Bill Lighthouse with 153 steps to the top makes a challenging guided tour but the spectacular view of.....

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Portland Castle, Dorset

Portland Castle

This is one of the best preserved of all King Henry VIII's mighty fortresses, built by the monarch to guard the south coast.....

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The Roman Town House, Dorchester, Dorset

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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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Sherborne Castle Grounds

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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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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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