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Cerne Abbas

Cerne Abbas (68 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset

(4.2 miles, 6.7 km, direction W of Folly)

Famous for its huge chalk 'rude' giant, Cerne Abbas is a lovely ancient village in Dorset...

Minterne Magna

Minterne Magna (22 Pictures) in the county of Dorset

(4.3 miles, 6.9 km, direction W of Folly)

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Milton Abbas, Dorset.

Milton Abbas (50 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset

(5.2 miles, 8.4 km, direction E of Folly)

Milton Abbas is a superb thatched village which has the distinction of being the first planned village of its kind in England...

The Sydling Valley, Dorset

Sydling St Nicholas (22 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset

(6.4 miles, 10.2 km, direction SW of Folly)

This is a particularly scenic village lying deep in a chalk-stream valley between open downs. Every approach to it is beautiful, whether crossing the hills from Cerne Abbas or Maiden Newton, or coming up the waters of the River Cerne between meadows flooded with spring lambs and ponies...

Athelhampton House, Dorset

Athelhampton (3 Pictures) in the county of Dorset

(6.4 miles, 10.2 km, direction SE of Folly)

Athelhampton lies close to the little River Piddle which almost entirely encircles Athelhampton House which was built in the 15th-century by Sir William Martyn who was granted the lands and a license to build upon them by King Henry VII in the year 1483...

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Cerne Giant in Cerne Abbas, Dorset.

Cerne Abbas Giant (2 Pictures)

(3.7 miles, 6.0 km, direction W)

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.....

Athelhampton House, Dorset

Athelhampton House (10 Pictures)

(5.9 miles, 9.5 km, direction SE)

Athelhampton House is a fine example of a 15th Century house nestling in deepest Dorset...

Thomas Hardy's cottage in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset

Hardy's Cottage (4 Pictures)

(6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction S)

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

The Roman Town House, Dorchester, Dorset

Roman Town House (1 Pictures)

(8.0 miles, 12.9 km, direction S)

The Roman Town House was a discovery of the 1930's. From excavations beneath the ground came a rich feast of Roman history that.....

The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester. Dorset

The Keep Military Museum (15 Pictures)

(8.1 miles, 13.1 km, direction S)

This exciting keep is the home of the Military Museum of Devon and Dorset. Here visitors with a keen interest in all things.....

Sherborne Abbey at night

Sherborne Abbey (7 Pictures)

(9.2 miles, 14.8 km, direction NW)

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

Sherborne Old Castle

Sherborne Castle (80 Pictures)

(9.5 miles, 15.3 km, direction NW)

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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