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Chorley, Lancashire, from Hurst Hill with Anglezark resevoir in foreground

Chorley

in the county of Lancashire

Autumnal view of Westerdale from the western side of the valley. North Yorkshire

Westerdale

in the county of North Yorkshire

Pictures of Piddlehinton

a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset

About Piddlehinton

Piddlehinton is a picturesque village in the Piddle valley in the county of Dorset, and is 5 miles north of the county town of Dorchester. It has one pub called The Thimble, and also a microbrewery - 'the Dorset Piddle Brewery' which produces 300 gallons of ale week. St Mary's Piddlehinton is the local church. There was an airstrip in Piddlehinton during the build-up to D-day, operated by the US Army using their Piper L-4 Grasshoppers that was widely used as a light observation aircraft.

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Cerne Abbas, Dorset.

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

(3.9 miles, 6.3 km, direction NW of Piddlehinton)

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

Athelhampton House, Dorset

Athelhampton (3 Pictures) in the county of Dorset

(4.0 miles, 6.4 km, direction SE of Piddlehinton)

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...

Thomas Hardy's cottage

Dorchester (86 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Dorset

(4.5 miles, 7.3 km, direction S of Piddlehinton)

Dorchester is the county town of Dorset and is the heart of Thomas Hardy's Wessex. On the outskirts of the town you will find Hardy’s birthplace and family home in Higher.....

The Sydling Valley, Dorset

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

(5.3 miles, 8.6 km, direction W of Piddlehinton)

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...

Minterne Magna

Minterne Magna (22 Pictures) in the county of Dorset

(5.5 miles, 8.9 km, direction NW of Piddlehinton)

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Thomas Hardy's cottage in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset

Hardy's Cottage (4 Pictures)

(3.2 miles, 5.2 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.....

Athelhampton House, Dorset

Athelhampton House (10 Pictures)

(3.7 miles, 5.9 km, direction SE)

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

Cerne Giant in Cerne Abbas, Dorset.

Cerne Abbas Giant (2 Pictures)

(4.0 miles, 6.4 km, direction NW)

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.....

The Roman Town House, Dorchester, Dorset

Roman Town House (1 Pictures)

(4.4 miles, 7.2 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)

(4.6 miles, 7.3 km, direction SW)

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

Maiden Castle, Dorset

Maiden Castle (10 Pictures)

(6.3 miles, 10.2 km, direction SW)

The finest Iron Age hillfort in Europe, Maiden Castle is the size of 50 football pitches and was first built in 600BC over the.....

The Nine Stones, Stone Circle in Winterbourne Abbas, Dorset

The Nine Stones (1 Pictures)

(8.2 miles, 13.2 km, direction SW)

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