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Attractions in Dorset

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Abbotsbury Abbey

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

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Abbotsbury Gardens

Near the beautiful Chesil Beach in Dorset. Created around 1815 by Lord Ilchester and home to many rare and beautiful species of.....

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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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Abbotsbury Tithe Barn

This ancient barn in Abbotsbury, Dorset, is the largest thatched building in the world. It dates from the 1390's and is home to.....

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Athelhampton House

Athelhampton House is a fine example of a 15th Century house nestling in deepest Dorset. The gardens are now once more a pleasant.....

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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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Chesil Beach

One of the most remarkable features of England's fantastic coastal scenery is the magnificent stretch known as Chesil Beach,.....

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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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Clouds Hill

The rural retreat of T. E. Lawrence, in Dorset...

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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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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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Durlston Country Park

This 100 hectare (270 acre) country park offers fantastic views and scenery, coupled with some of the best bird and animal.....

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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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Hardy Monument

Erected in memory of Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy of HMS Victory, and offering glorious views across Dorest.....

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Hardy's Cottage

Home of poet and novelist Thomas Hardy until the age of 34. Under the Greenwood Tree and Far from the Madding Crowd were.....

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Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head is formed from the southern flank of Christchurch harbour, it is a spit of approximately 2 miles of land, with a.....

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Highcliffe Castle

This stunning Grade 1 listed Mansion is situated on the cliffs at Highcliffe, overlooking Christchurch Bay and The Isle of Wight......

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Horton Tower

A 140ft tower built in the early 1700's by Humphrey Sturt...

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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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Kingston Maurward House & Gardens

Kingston Maurward Gardens include wonderful floral displays, topiary, a wonderful walled garden, stone terraces, a lake and.....

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