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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 Piddle Valley, Dorset

Briantspuddle

This remarkable village owes much to the agricultural experiment carried out by Sir Ernest Debenham during the years between the two World Wars...

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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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Down by the lake, Stapehill Abbey Gardens

Ferndown

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

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A picture of The Blue Pool

Furzebrook

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Minterne House and Gardens

Minterne Magna

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Poyntington, Dorset

Poyntington

This is a delightful small village situated in the picturesque Blackmore Vale where the Dorset and Somerset boundary meets...

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Doom Bar Sandbank

Sandbanks

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Charborough tower

Wimborne Minster

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

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Recommended attractions in Dorset

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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Golden Cap in the distance

Golden Cap

Part of the Jurassic Coast, Dorset's Golden Cap is the highest point on the south-coast of the British Isles. The 626 ft (191.....

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Lighthouse 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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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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East Fleet Lagoon along Chesil Beach, Dorset

The Fleet Nature Reserve

Designated as an "Area of Scientific Interest" The Fleet Nature Reserve is a large tidal lagoon which stretches from Abbotsbury.....

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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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