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10 of the most Amazing Historic Buildings in Dorset

10 of the most amazing Historic Buildings to visit in the County of Dorset.

1. Hardy's Cottage

Thomas Hardy's cottage in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset Image by PoE member Jan Vanhentenrijck

Home of poet and novelist Thomas Hardy until the age of 34.
Under the Greenwood Tree and Far..[more]

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2. Lulworth Castle & Park

Lulworth Castle Image by PoE member JudiJ

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3. Athelhampton House and Gardens

Athelhampton House Image by PoE member Phil Jobson

Athelhampton House is a fine example of a 15th Century house nestling in deepest Dorset. The gardens..[more]

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4. Portland Castle

Portland Castle, Dorset Image by PoE member Baileydad50@aol.com

This is one of the best preserved of all King Henry VIII's mighty fortresses, built by the monarch to..[more]

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5. Sherborne Abbey

Sherborne Abbey Image by PoE member Paul Johnson

Without doubt this magnificent Abbey built centuries ago of creamy Ham stone ranks amongst the finest..[more]

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6. Highcliff Castle

Highcliffe Castle Image by PoE member lucsa

This stunning Grade 1 listed Mansion is situated on the cliffs at Highcliffe, overlooking Christchurch..[more]

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7. Sherborne Castle & Gardens

Sherborne Castle Image by PoE member MikeT

Many fascinating tales remain from the time when Sherborne Castle was lived in by Sir Walter Raleigh,..[more]

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8. Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy Image by PoE member Andreas Lindberg

Set in 250 acres of spectacular parkland landscaped in the latter half of the 18th century and now roamed..[more]

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9. Wimborne Minster

Wimborne Minster Image by PoE member Ruth Gregory

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10. Abbotsbury Abbey

Abbey Ruins Image by PoE member Jennie Peters

Abbotsbury Abbey was founded in the 11th century by a Dane called Orca who was a follower of Cnut. The..[more]

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