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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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Abbotsbury

Abbotsbury

Abbotsbury is a small picturesque and historic village in the county of Dorset...

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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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The Bridge House, Beaminster

Beaminster

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Old brick farm building on staddle stones in Gillingham, Dorset

Gillingham

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Kimmeridge

A popular place for surfers and diving enthusiasts, Kimmeridge is a small town along the Purbeck Coast in Dorset...

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Catholic Church of St Michael and St George, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Lyme Regis

Almost the first thing you notice about this pleasant seaside resort, is the spaciousness of the town. The second, and nothing can prepare you for this, is the sheer scale of Lyme Bay with its splendid views towards the rugged sandstone cliffs west of Eype Mouth...

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Milton Abbas, Dorset.

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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The Sydling Valley

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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Worth Matravers

Picturesque Dorset village with a history pre-dating Roman times as evidenced by the medieval lynchets cut into the steep hillsides...

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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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Christchurch Priory in March

Christchurch Priory

Standing serenely in all its historic splendour surrounded by old graves in a lawned churchyard the extraordinary Norman beauty.....

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Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Standing in lofty splendour above the chimney pots of the village with the roaring ocean lapping the cliffs to the other side of.....

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Dorset coast close to Durdle Door. Summer 2005

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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South West Coast path W. Lulworth

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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Portland Bill at Dusk

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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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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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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A view of Bournemouth from The Bournemouth Eye!

The Bournemouth Eye

The Bournemouth Eye offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy from heights rocketing to a dizzy 500 feet above ground, the most.....

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