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Portland, near Weymouth, Dorset

Portland a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset

Picturesque Villages in Cornwall

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Boscastle, Cornwall

Boscastle is favoured with the only natural harbour along a rugged rock strewn twenty mile stretch of North Cornish Coast.

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Cadgwith, Cornwall

Cadgwith, is in a truly beautiful area, it lies next to Ruan Minor and close to the overwhelming magnificence of Lizard Point.

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Cawsand, Cornwall

A picturesque ex-smuggling village in Cornwall

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Come-to-Good, Cornwall

Come-to-Good consists of a farm, 7 residential houses and a Quaker Meeting House which was built in 1710 and is a grade 1 listed building. The settlement lies on the Tregye Road...

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Crantock, Cornwall

Situated on the River Gannel's estuary, Crantock beach offers low-tide sand backed by a broad expanse of dunes and low cliffs. It gains shelter from Pentire Point West which makes...

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Fowey, Cornwall

The picturesque harbour town of Fowey has a history as colourful as some of the pretty boats sailing in and out of its waters.

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Gorran Haven, Cornwall

Historically, this beautiful location is said to be the place where Sir Henry Treworth of Bodruggan spurred his horse over the cliffs in 1485.

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Looe, Cornwall

In far off medieval times both East and West Looe were granted a charter and each retained its own identity for several centuries.

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Mevagissey, Cornwall

One of a ribbon of picturesque fishing villages dotting the fabled Cornish coastline. Mevagissey has ancient buildings flanking steep and extremely narrow streets which during...

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Mousehole, Cornwall

This delightful coastal village, with its wealth of history, lovely old harbour and beautiful headland walks, makes an interesting base for exploring the superb scenery of Mount's Bay and Land's End.

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Padstow, Cornwall

Padstow has become a phenomenon of the latter half of the 20th-century when Chef, Rick Stein, together with his endearing little dog, Chalky first burst upon our T.V. screens following the opening of his famous "Seafood Restaurant" which has since become a Mecca for fish and seafood lovers from all over the country and Europe.

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Polkerris, Cornwall

Polkerris in St.Austell's Bay has a lovely sandy beach backed by a cluster of cottages built haphazardly along a narrow village street leading towards the wooded hills and cliffs which give shelter to this enchanting little cove.

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Polperro, Cornwall

Jagged rocks rise as if to guard the entrance to the picturesque harbour of this enchanting fishing village which has for decades been a magnet for tourists and a mecca for artists from all over England.

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Polruan, Cornwall

A holiday resort of considerable merit and charm.

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Port Isaac, Cornwall

Port Isaac offers visitors many rich experiences from strolls around its ancient streets and narrow alleys criss-crossing the hillside, to simply standing on the top of a cliff watching the foaming waves of the changing tide.

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Porthleven, Cornwall

Porthleven has two picturesque harbours - the inner harbour is lined with dazzling white cottages, with the walls of the outer harbour giving shelter from the often tumultuous seas.

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Portloe, Cornwall

"One of the least spoiled and most impressive of Cornish fishing villages" - Sir John Betjeman (famous poet 1906-1984)

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