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in the county of Dorset

Poyntington, Dorset

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This is a delightful small village situated in the picturesque Blackmore Vale where the Dorset and Somerset boundary meets. It is a quiet peaceful place surrounded by rural countryside, lying but a short distance from the larger market towns of Yeovil and Sherbourne.

The focus of the village is historic All Saints parish church. Another landmark is Dorset Down Mushrooms, these famous mushrooms have recently become a delicacy served on the menu of several noted local country inns and restaurants.

The village retains its wonderful "Dorset" character, showing a pleasant mixture of properties from several periods. Of interest close-by is the Fleet Air Museum and Lyte's Cary Manor, a national trust property at Kingsdon.

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Sherborne, Dorset.

Sherborne (111 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Dorset

(2.2 miles, 3.6 km, direction S of Poyntington)

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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Melbury Osmond (3 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset

(9.0 miles, 14.4 km, direction SW of Poyntington)

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Sturminster Newton in Dorset

Sturminster Newton (40 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Dorset

(9.3 miles, 14.9 km, direction SE of Poyntington)

A small attractive Market Town in Dorset...

Minterne Magna

Minterne Magna (22 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset

(9.9 miles, 15.9 km, direction S of Poyntington)

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The Parish Church at Martock, Somerset

Martock (20 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

(11.6 miles, 18.7 km, direction W of Poyntington)

The interior of Martock's Ham-stone church is perhaps the grandest in all Somerset, the startling effect of the golden stone against the most lavishly decorated of the county's great tie-beam roofs is simply overwhelming...

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Sherborne Old Castle

Sherborne Castle (80 Pictures)

(2.3 miles, 3.7 km, direction S)

Many fascinating tales remain from the time when Sherborne Castle was lived in by Sir Walter Raleigh, a favourite of Elizabeth I......

Sherborne Abbey

Sherborne Abbey (7 Pictures)

(2.8 miles, 4.4 km, direction S)

Without doubt this magnificent Abbey built centuries ago of creamy Ham stone ranks amongst the finest Abbey churches anywhere in.....

Fleet Air Arm Museum, Somerset

Fleet Air Arm Museum (3 Pictures)

(6.4 miles, 10.3 km, direction NW)

The Fleet Air Arm Museum houses Europe's largest Naval aviation collection. Go on-board Concorde and be transported by a.....

Lytes Cary Manor, near Charlton Mackrell, Somerton, Somerset (National Trust).

Lytes Cary Manor (42 Pictures)

(8.5 miles, 13.7 km, direction NW)

Intimate manor house with Arts & Crafts-style garden. Tudor great hall and 14th-century chapel, this was home to medieval.....

Montacute House

Montacute House (68 Pictures)

(9.5 miles, 15.2 km, direction W)

This is one of the most glittering of all the great Elizabethan mansions in England. It is built of glowing honey-coloured Ham.....

Cerne Giant in Cerne Abbas, Dorset.

Cerne Abbas Giant (2 Pictures)

(11.4 miles, 18.4 km, direction S)

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.....

Stourhead Lake

Stourhead (87 Pictures)

(11.8 miles, 18.9 km, direction NE)

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