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Poole, Dorset

Three miles of golden beaches extending from Sandbanks to Brankesome Dene Chine and on towards Bournemouth, ensure an enjoyable time for families and sun-worshippers alike...

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Portland, Dorset

As it juts into the sea Portland is bounded by some of the finest coastal scenery in the land...

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Powerstock, Dorset

The village is completely pastoral and appears to be protected by a maze of deep lanes which once negotiated, reveal a gracious collection of orchards, gardens and enchanting cottages set at angles on a series of knolls...

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Poyntington, Dorset

This is a delightful small village situated in the picturesque Blackmore Vale where the Dorset and Somerset boundary meets...

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Sandbanks, Dorset

Sandbanks near Poole, in Dorset, is known for its stunning award-winning sandy beaches, and as being one of the costliest places to live in the world...

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Seatown, Dorset

Seatown is a small Hamlet along Dorset's famous Jurassic Coast and is popular with fossil hunters. It has a clean and quiet shingle beach (no dogs allowed) and is a good location.....

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Shaftesbury, Dorset

Shaftsbury is Dorset's only hill-top town, with its long history and good views it is particularly attractive to tourists...

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Sherborne, Dorset

The softly glowing Ham stone of which most of the town properties are built, lends warmth and atmosphere to what is already a unique and attractive place...

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Shroton, Dorset

Interestingly, this enchanting village was the scene of warfare as General Wolfe trained his troops before his assult on Quebec in the mid 18th-century...

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Sixpenny Handley, Dorset

Sixpenny Handley is set in the lovely countryside of Cranbourne Chase...

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Southbourne, Dorset

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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Stapehill, Dorset

Stapehill, in the beautiful Dorset countryside is best known for its romantic Abbey gardens which are an absolute joy for every visitor including gardening enthusiasts...

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Studland, Dorset

Beyond the woods, heaths and downs of Dorset lies a fascinating coastline with a hinterland of precious little villages, such a village is Studland which sits close to the wide sweep of picturesque Studland Bay, which belongs to the National Trust...

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Sturminster Marshall, Dorset

Sturminster Marshall is famous for its beautiful White Corn Mill and for the magnificent eight arched bridge spanning the River Stour...

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Sturminster Newton, Dorset

A small attractive Market Town in Dorset...

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Swanage, Dorset

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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Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset

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...

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Tyneham, Dorset

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.....

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West Bay, Dorset

West Bay nestles at the western end of spectacular Chesil Beach whose billions of pebbles have been a constant source of fascination for centuries...

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West Lulworth, Dorset

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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