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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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A picture of Bridport

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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Burton Bradstock, Dorset

Burton Bradstock

This in one of the most enchanting villages to be found along the sweeping Dorset coast. It has gorgeous little lanes where there are eye catching thatched cottages with walls.....

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Old brick farm building on staddle stones in Gillingham, Dorset

Gillingham

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Clavell Tower Kimmeridge

Kimmeridge

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

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Dancing Ledge, near 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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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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A panoramic view of Pilsdon Pen.

Pilsdon

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A view of Seatown

Seatown

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Close up of Fointain at Abbey front, Stapehill

Stapehill

Stapehill, in the beautiful Dorset countryside is best known for its romantic Abbey gardens which are an absolute joy for every visitor including gardening enthusiasts...

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Studland Beach

Studland

Beyond the woods, heaths and downs of Dorset lies a fascinating coastline with a hinterland of precious little villages, such a village is Studland which sits close to the wide sweep of picturesque Studland Bay, which belongs to the National Trust...

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Looking towards Studland from Brownsea Island, Dorset

Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island is the largest island in Poole Harbour, it is around 1 mile long by 3/4 mile broad; it is beautifully wooded with.....

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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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Kingston Lacy House, Dorset

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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The Roman Town House, Dorchester, Dorset

Roman Town House

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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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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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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The Blue Pool, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset

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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Bournemouth Eye on a sunny day

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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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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