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Abbotsbury, Dorset

Abbotsbury is a small picturesque and historic village in the county of Dorset...

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Athelhampton, Dorset

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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Beaminster, Dorset

Surrounded by rolling hills and countryside, Beaminster is an historic town that dates back to around the 7th century when it was known as Bebingmynster, which means 'the church.....

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Blandford Forum, Dorset

Utterly delightful, a town of matchless elegance, of quintessentially English beauty, are but a few of the attributes to the fine Market town on the River Stour...

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Boscombe, Dorset

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Bournemouth, Dorset

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

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Briantspuddle, Dorset

This remarkable village owes much to the agricultural experiment carried out by Sir Ernest Debenham during the years between the two World Wars...

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Bridport, Dorset

Bridport can be classed as having everything to please the holiday maker, it has a strong nautical atmosphere born of its long association with the sea, and its history as a flourishing rope making town during the great age of sailing ships...

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Broadwindsor, Dorset

Broadwindsor is a sleepy picturesque village in the countryside of West Dorset, 2 miles west of the pretty town of Beaminster, and was once a hiding place for King Charles II as.....

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Bryanston, Dorset

The town was initially the town of Brian de Lisle, a Baron at the court of King John...

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Burton Bradstock, Dorset

This in one of the most enchanting villages to be found along the sweeping Dorset coast. It has gorgeous little lanes where there are eye catching thatched cottages with walls.....

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Cerne Abbas, Dorset

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

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Charlestown, Dorset

This is a pleasant Weymouth suburb in the parish of Chickerell. It has a pretty narrow harbour just a short distance from The Fleet and the renowned Chesil Beach...

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Charmouth, Dorset

This pretty resort grew up in a gap of cliffs overlooking picturesque Lyme Bay. In the days prior to the motor car it was a fashionable coaching stop. One illustrious visitor of.....

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Chedington, Dorset

Chedington is a small attractive estate village high up in the West Dorset hills which was originally built around Chedington Court. The village has some of the finest views in.....

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Christchurch, Dorset

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,.....

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Cookwell, Dorset

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Corfe Castle, Dorset

Below the castle, the village of Corfe shows picturesque stone houses of the 17th-century...

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Dorchester, Dorset

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.....

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Evershot, Dorset

Evershot is a pretty village and is considered to be the heart of Thomas Hardy's Wessex, famous for its inclusion in much of his famous literature such as the novel 'Tess of the.....

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