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Wool

Dorset isn’t all about large towns and tourist attractions, it has its fair share of charming rural villages as well, one of those being Wool on the Isle of Purbeck. Located near to the south coast, this village lies on the River Frome, and although small, still has one, quite significant claim to fame: Thomas […]

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Swanage

Swanage is a small coastal town in South East Dorset, located in the Isle of Purbeck area, which is close to the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site. Swanage’s position along the coast means it’s a sheltered town, and it’s this, along with the protection offered by many key natural attractions in the area, which […]

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Isle of Portland

It could be said that a visit to the Isle Of Portland is not for the faint hearted, as it can be susceptible to winds and strong seas, but by contrast it also lies in a position that gives it warm summers and frost free winters. This makes for an island of contrasts and an […]

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Lyme Regis

Welcome to the South West coast of Dorset, and the resort/fishing port of Lyme Regis. This part of the county is steeped in history and has gained the nickname of the ‘Jurassic Coast’. Evidence of this is found on the shorelines, as crumbling cliffs reveal ancient fossils. Because of the geology of the area, and […]

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Poole

If you’re looking for a popular seaside town that offers visitors plenty to see and do, then look no further than Poole, located on the South Coast in the county of Dorset. The town is renowned for its Quayside and Harbour, along with some of the best beaches in England. Many of the activities on […]

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Wareham

A historic market town in the county of Dorset, Wareham has been attracting visitors for hundreds of years. The town is located between the River Frome and River Piddle, and is close to Dorset’s main port of Poole. Early records for Wareham show a settlement in the area in Roman times, and although a modern […]

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Bournemouth

Although it was originally little more than barren heathland surrounding the Bourne River, Bournemouth has recorded thousands of years of human settlements, and has grown to be the largest town in Dorset. Located in the South East of the County, Bournemouth borders Poole to the West, Christchurch in the East, and is also close to […]

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Blanford

The market town of Blandford in Dorset may have an evil resident in the biting ‘Blandford Fly’, but don’t let that put you off visiting this part of North Dorset. The town of Blandford sits on the River Stour, and has a good road connection to Wimbourne Minster, along with bus links to Poole, Bournemouth […]

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