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Photograph of Blyth Harbour, Northumberland

Blyth

in the county of Northumberland

Hallaton Church

Hallaton

in the county of Leicestershire

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Pictures of Tyneham

a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset
Worbarrow Bay, Tyneham, Dorset

About Tyneham

Known as the Ghost village of Dorset, the village of Tyneham was requisitioned by the War Office during 1943, with all 225 residents having to leave their homes. The army never gave it back and over the years much of the village was lost to the ravages of time. Today, the church and school are all that remain, and both offer a fascinating look at the history of the village and surrounding area. If you plan a visit, please be aware that the area is still an army training ground and therefore only open to the public at certain times of the year.

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Lulworth Cove, Dorset.

West Lulworth (125 Pictures) in the county of Dorset

(3.3 miles, 5.3 km, direction W of Tyneham)

One of the most visited geological areas of Britain, Lulworth Cove has recently been placed into the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline...

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Corfe Castle (194 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset

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

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Worth Matravers (26 Pictures) in the county of Dorset

(6.2 miles, 10.0 km, direction E of Tyneham)

Picturesque Dorset village with a history pre-dating Roman times as evidenced by the medieval lynchets cut into the steep hillsides...

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Swanage (244 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset

(9.2 miles, 14.8 km, direction E of Tyneham)

The town is wedged between towering downs that result in lofty cliffs at both ends of the bay, from these high vantage points there are spectacular views across the sea...

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Osmington (6 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset

(9.8 miles, 15.8 km, direction W of Tyneham)

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(1.8 miles, 2.9 km, direction NW)

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The Blue Pool (25 Pictures)

(4.0 miles, 6.4 km, direction NE)

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Durdle Door (119 Pictures)

(4.9 miles, 7.9 km, direction W)

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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Corfe Castle (116 Pictures)

(5.2 miles, 8.4 km, direction E)

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Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre (47 Pictures)

(5.7 miles, 9.2 km, direction N)

This is a place where "Monkey Business" really is acceptable, for the centre is home to over 150 primates of 15 different.....

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St. Aldhelm's Head & Chapel (2 Pictures)

(5.9 miles, 9.5 km, direction SE)

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(7.0 miles, 11.2 km, direction E)

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