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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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Beaminster

Beaminster

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Blandford Forum in 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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Bridport

Bridport can be classed as having everything to please the holiday maker, it has a strong nautical atmosphere born of its long association with the sea, and its history as a flourishing rope making town during the great age of sailing ships...

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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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Cerne Abbas, Dorset.

Cerne Abbas

Famous for its huge chalk 'rude' giant, Cerne Abbas is a lovely ancient village in Dorset...

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St King Edward, King and Martyr Church, Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Below the castle, the village of Corfe shows picturesque stone houses of the 17th-century...

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Highcliffe, Dorset

Highcliffe

Highcliffe village is surrounded by sweeping beaches backed by gorse-clad low cliffs from which the visitor can enjoy superb vista's of rolling frothy waves tumbling into Christchurch Bay...

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Melbury Osmond

A long, winding lane, flanked by grassy banks covered in fern and wild flowers, leads to the picture postcard village of Melbury Osmond..

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Mudeford, Dorset

Mudeford

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

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Recommended attractions in Dorset

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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Coastal scene Durdle door

Lulworth Cove

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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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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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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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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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Abbey Tower Stapehill

Stapehill Abbey

The Nun's of enclosed orders usually led a harsh existence under a regime of dedication and prayer, but it was also a peaceful.....

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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, Dorchester

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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