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Bishop's Waltham

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Pictures of Hurn

in the county of Dorset
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About Hurn

This is a pretty Dorset village with pleasant period buildings from the 18th-century. One of its most attractive buildings being Hurn Court which is now carved into apartments but was once the home of the 3rd Earl of Malmsbury. The village lies a few miles from the beautiful Dorset World Heritage Coast in an area dominated by the rivers Stour and Avon, both making their final dash for the sea.

Village amenities include the usual general stores and a rather nice restaurant and public house developed from the local redundant railway station - an atmospheric railway carriage forms one of the dining rooms.

Christchurch Motor Museum, one of Dorset's leading attractions can be found here, it has a wonderful collection of vintage vehicles evocative of a by-gone age, that will be of interest to everyone. The Alice in Wonderland Family Park with its superb maze, is also located here. Apart from the maze, the park has a pretty herb garden and lovely animals. It is a friendly park that offers jolly hours of fun for every member of the family.

There are pleasant riverside walks along the River Stour and the River Avon and some lovely wooded areas which will appeal to bird-watchers.

Hurn is a lively and busy place which would make a pleasant base from which to explore the charms of picturesque Dorset villages and the coast.

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Christchurch Castle and Priory

Christchurch (273 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset

(3.0 miles, 4.9 km, direction SE of Hurn)

Christchurch is one of Dorset's "gems" it is set on the confluence of two rivers, the Stour and the Avon. In Saxon times it was a walled town, a stronghold of Alfred the Great,.....

Southbourne Cliffs, Dorset

Southbourne (14 Pictures) in the county of Dorset

(3.4 miles, 5.5 km, direction S of Hurn)

Southbourne is a sedate coastal resort lying close to the mouth of the River Stour, just a few minutes drive from its more famous neighbour Christchurch. The resort offers.....

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Mudeford (53 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset

(4.5 miles, 7.2 km, direction SE of Hurn)

Picturesque holiday resort nestling at the point where the River Avon rushes into the sea at Christchurch Bay...


Bournemouth (188 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset

(4.7 miles, 7.6 km, direction SW of Hurn)

Seven miles of glorious golden sands, fringed by the bluest of seas lapping the shore, make Bournemouth a firm favourite for family holidays...

Looking towards Avon beach from Highcliffe beach, Highcliffe, Dorset

Highcliffe (40 Pictures) in the county of Dorset

(4.8 miles, 7.7 km, direction SE of Hurn)

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Christchurch Priory (21 Pictures)

(3.3 miles, 5.3 km, direction SE)

Standing serenely in all its historic splendour surrounded by old graves in a lawned churchyard the extraordinary Norman beauty.....

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Christchurch Castle (9 Pictures)

(3.7 miles, 5.9 km, direction SE)


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Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum (2 Pictures)

(4.5 miles, 7.2 km, direction SW)


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The Bournemouth Eye (3 Pictures)

(4.6 miles, 7.3 km, direction SW)

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Hengistbury Head (13 Pictures)

(4.8 miles, 7.8 km, direction SE)

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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Stapehill Abbey (7 Pictures)

(5.2 miles, 8.3 km, direction NW)

The Nun's of enclosed orders usually led a harsh existence under a regime of dedication and prayer, but it was also a peaceful.....

Highcliffe Castle, Dorset

Highcliffe Castle (34 Pictures)

(5.3 miles, 8.5 km, direction SE)

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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