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  • Make your way over to Abbotsbury Dorset Attractions and take a look around at what they have to offer. In addition to reviews of local attractions and information on the surrounding region, there's information on what's going on in the area and what to do there.

  • With all of the fantastic attractions in the area, the town of Blandford Forum is well worth a visit. Visitors who wish to vacation in the area will be delighted with the hospitality and accommodations available, making it a terrific holiday location for short breaks as well as extended vacations.

    Exploring Blandford Forum, Dorset, which boasts the most attractive and consistent Georgian red brick and stone town centre in the South West. The first cause was a large fire in 1731, the second was the outpouring of public sympathy and financial aid that followed it becoming the home town of the Archbishop of Canterbury, but William Wake doubtless aided, and the third was the skill of two local architects named John and William Bastard, who did much of the rebuilding.

    The 1739 church is one of the largest and grandest of its day outside of London. "God's terrifying visitation by Fire" is commemorated on a classical portico near the churchyard. The fire started in a tallow chandler's about 100 yards north west of the Market Place, and with the wind from the north, virtually everything to the south of it burned within an hour. All available fire engines were burned, soon all ladders, and eventually some 400 houses with the church bells "dissolved and ran down in streams," according to an eye witness.

    Ryves Almshouses (1682) and Dale House (1689) in Salisbury Street, both featuring an amazing tulip tree in their gardens, and the Old House, which was the doctor's at the time of the fire and is located to the north east of the church, are the only important pre-1731 buildings left today. The British Legion in Church Lane is one of the loveliest Georgian structures outside of the lovely Market Place.
    The town is the centre of a thriving farming community that includes dairying, arable farming, and, most notably, watercress production. It was once known for its lace, stained glass, and buttons, some of which may be seen in the Shatftesbury Museum. Its principal product is now beer.

    Its economy is boosted by the big, long-established Army Camp two miles south east, where both Wolfe and Wellington reviewed soldiers. The bridge across the lovely, sluggish, weed-dappled River Stour, just to the south of the town, contains the usual Dorset bridge plaque stating that anyone "injuring" it is "liable to be transported for life."
    Alfred Stevens, the sculptor and painter, was born in the town in 1818, and Orpen referred to him as "the most highly educated artist the county has seen." The Wellington Monument at St Pauls is one of his most well-known works. Thomas Hardy's "Shottesford Forum" was Blandford.
    Bryanston School, about half a mile to the north west, is set in a mansion built in 1890 for the Portman family within a beautiful park. It has two churches, one Georgian and the other more recent.
    They can be visited, although it is recommended that you speak with the Lodge Keeper first.

    • Blandford Forum Geolocation Latitude 50.86084° N Longitude -2.161592° E
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  • Bovington located in the beautiful county of Dorset is an excellent base for travellers wishing to enjoy and explore Bovington and it's surrounding area, which provides great lodgings ranging from fine hotels to basic bed and breakfast establishments and some great local hospitality so what ever accommodation you are looking for you will find it in and around Bovington.

    Exploring Dorset's Bovington The Army's peace offering for mutilating miles of adjacent heath, which Thomas Hardy dubbed Egdon, is an excellent tank museum. It is located in the camp and contains more than 130 vehicles, both British and foreign, dating from 1900 to the present.

    Clouds Hill, a former woodsman's or gamekeeper's house, is T. E. Lawrence's residence, located one mile north of Bovington camp. He discovered it derelict during his service in the Army, stationed at Bovington from 1923 to 1925, and rented and rebuilt it.

    The house is still exactly as it was when he lived there, and it's fascinating. "Nothing matters," says the Greek inscription over the door.
    The picturesque Woolbridge Manor, now a hotel, is just to the north of Wool, about two miles south east of the camp, and was previously the residence of the Turbervilles, where Hardy envisioned his Tess arriving for her honey moon.

    Its façade, which is essentially Elizabethan, was rebuilt around 1652. It is also Elizabethan, as is the nearby historic bridge over the River Frome. Bindon Abbey, founded for Cistercians in 1172 and nestled in a charming garden, is about half a mile east of Wool. All under the shade of giant beech and sycamore trees, with head high walls, gloomy fishponds, and the open abbot's cotfin in which Hardy's Angel Clare walked in his sleep and placed his Tess. Wool is old, thatched, and charming around its church. The imposing structures near Winfrith, about one and a half miles west, are utilised for atomic energy research.

    • Bovington Geolocation Latitude 50.69435° N Longitude -2.243385° E
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  • Bradford Abbas, in the beautiful county of Dorset, is an excellent base for travellers wishing to enjoy and explore Bradford Abbas and its surrounding area, which offers great lodgings ranging from fine hotels to basic bed and breakfast establishments, as well as some great local hospitality, so whatever type of accommodation you require, you will find it in and around Bradford Abbas.

    At the end of a quaint Ham stone hamlet street in Bradford Abbas, Dorset, there is a lovely 15th century church. The church tower is of Somerset quality, and it is especially impressive when viewed from the west. Inside, there are several fine carved pew ends, notably at the chancel entrance, a panelled roof, stone screen, and an unusually richly figured font, all from the 15th century, as well as a Jacobean pulpit. The woodwork has been kept light in colour, which adds to its appeal.

    A beautiful cross can be found in the churchyard. The Rose and Crown pub has a grand stone fire place with good panelling above it, which was possibly built as a monks' rest-house in the late 15th century and later used as a malt house. The abbots of Sherbourne, whose moated manor residence was Wyke Farm half a mile to the east, owned the settlement until the Dissolution.

    • Bradford Abbas Geolocation Latitude 50.9277062° N Longitude -2.5926221° E
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  • Bridport is an excellent base for visitors who want to enjoy and explore Dorset and its surrounding area, which has excellent lodgings ranging from fine hotels to basic bed and breakfast establishments, as well as some wonderful local hospitality, so whatever type of accommodation you require, you will find it in and around Bridport and its outlying areas.

    A "Bridport dagger" once denoted a hangman's noose in Bridport, Dorset. The town no longer produces actual rope, but it remains, as it has since the Middle Ages, England's leading producer of netting twines and cord, claiming to be Europe's largest.
    These historic enterprises took use of the city's largely Georgian main streets, where the pavements were originally larger than the road itself and where nets and ropes were twisted, dried, and handled in general.
    At the magnificent arcaded town hall, the streets merge. The chemist's shop lies on the location of the inn where Charles II, disguised and looking for transportation to France following the Battle of Worcester in 1651, ate after being let down by a Charmouth boatman. The town includes several historic and attractive pubs, which were once a popular stopping site for coaches.
    A Roman army camp in Stoke Abbot, five miles to the north, is shown in the local history museum, which is housed in a restored Tudor mansion on South Street. There is also a natural history area.

    The parish church, which dates from the 13th to early 15th centuries, was substantially altered in the 19th century and is located further down this street. It has a lovely knight-in-armour figure on it.
    The town's small harbour, West Bay, about one and a half miles to the south, has been annexed by the tourist industry, but it is still peaceful in the nights.

    Commercial fishing boats abound in the harbour, while sandstone cliffs rise sharply from the shingle beach. In stormy weather, the harbour entrance is quite narrow, and incoming tides pound through it with great energy. West Bay is a gravel and sand exporter and a lumber importer.

    • Bridport Geolocation Latitude 50.73321° N Longitude -2.754946° E
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  • Visitors who want to enjoy and explore Brownsea Island and it's surroundings can select and stay in accommodation on Brownsea Island. Whatever type of accommodation you desire will be found in and around Brownsea Island and its adjacent areas, ranging from magnificent hotels to simple bed & breakfast establishments, as well as some amazing local hospitality.

    Brownsea Island is the largest island in Poole Harbour, measuring roughly one mile long by three quarters of a mile wide, mostly wooded but with some open spaces and a lovely beach that is rarely crowded due to its distance from the quay. Brownsea, which is owned by the National Trust, is partly a natural reserve with guided excursions. Peacocks, numerous exotic varieties of pheasant, some shy red squirrels, and wild geese can be found outside the reserve..

    There are also rhododendrons and a daffodil field. The castle, which was reconstructed after a fire in 1896, a church, and some homes and a café near the dock are the prominent structures. Colonel William Waugh, who bought the island in the hope of making a fortune from its china clay, built the church in l853 in a picturesque location with a magnificent l6th century Italian well head in its yard.
    Regrettably, he went bankrupt. It was the location of Baden-first Powell's experimental Boy Scout Camp in 1907.
    The boat ride from Poole Quay takes ten to twenty minutes, and landing costs money.

    • Brownsea Island Geolocation Latitude 50.712° N Longitude -1.985856° E
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  • Explore and discover Cerne Abbas, which serves as an excellent base for visitors wishing to enjoy and explore Cerne Abbas and its surrounding areas. The town and its surroundings provide a variety of excellent lodging options ranging from fine hotels to basic bed and breakfast venues, as well as excellent local hospitality, so no matter what type of accommodation you require, you will be able to find it in or around Cerne Abbas.

    In Dorset, the town of Cerne Abbas During the Romans or before that time, the Cerne Abbas Giant was cut out of the ground on a chalk hillside. You can see it best from the A352 north of the village.
    Ancient fertility rites were said to have taken place there. It is 180 ft tall. People from the National Trust are in charge of taking care of the site.
    Dorset's most beautiful village had a well-known leather industry and a Benedictine abbey from 987 to 1539. The gatehouse with a beautiful oriel window and a guest house can still be seen behind Abbey House at the end of the street past the church.
    Walk to the Giant from here. An old 14th-century barn used by the abbey as a tithe barn is at the southern end of town. It's now a house. In general, though, this church is from the l5th century. The chancel is from around 1300, and the tall brown-yellow tower is from around 1500. The 1960s were a great time to improve the inside of the house. You can see through a stone screen, a rare Jacobean pulpit, and wall paintings from the l4th to the l8th centuries in this room. Abbey glass is thought to be in the grand east window. In the churchyard, there is a well where people can put their wishes.
    Three miles north, High Stoy Hill is a great place to look out. This is where Thomas Hardy lived when he wrote his book, The Woodlanders.
    It is about a mile north north west of Up Cerne, and it is very pretty. There is an old manor house from around 1600 and a small church.
    Two miles north, the lovely gardens of Minteme House, built in 1904, are sometimes open to the public.

    • Cerne Abbas Geolocation Latitude 50.80953° N Longitude -2.48103° E
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  • In order to make an informed choice on whether or not to visit Chard in Dorset, it is necessary to do some research. Beginning your research in this place is a wise decision. Chard Attractions is a great site to start your tour of the surrounding region. Because of this, you will have a thorough awareness of all the area has to offer. If you have any suggestions or comments about Chard and its surroundings, such as activities to participate in while visiting or information about local attractions and the surrounding region, we would greatly appreciate hearing from you. If you have any questions or comments about Chard and its surroundings, please contact us. Please bear in mind that your comments will be used to assist others in learning about what is going on in the region, and that they will be added to the already published web information. Thank you for your time.

    • Chard Geolocation Latitude 50.8698° N Longitude 2.9633° W
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  • Visiting Chard which is a civil parish in the English county of Somerset, as well as a town inside the parish. It is located 15 miles south-west of Yeovil, on the A30 road near the Devon/Dorset border, at an elevation of 121 metres, and is the highest point in the county. Chard is the town in Somerset that is both the southernmost and highest in the county.

    Travelers can make the most of their time while on vacation in Dorset by staying in and around Chard and the surrounding region. When it comes to vacations and short breaks in and around Chard and the surrounding region, Chard provides travellers with holiday accommodation and hospitality in the area. For those who prefer to take use of the region's facilities, the Chard area provides a choice of lodging options, including hotels as well as self-catering houses and cottages. As well as luxurious accommodations, the town has a variety of cheap choices, including motels, affordable bed & breakfasts, and furnished apartment rentals. In Chard, like in the other towns and villages around the county of Dorset, tourists and business travellers will discover a diverse range of recreational and economic activities.
    Cerden was the name of the town in 1065, and Cerdre was the name of the town in the Domesday Book of 1086. Immediately following the Norman Conquest, the Bishop of Wells was appointed as ruler of Chard. In 1234, the town received its first charter from King John of England. During the English Civil War, the town was further decimated by fire, which caused most of the damage in 1577. Harvey's Hospital was founded in 1663 by Richard Harvey of Exeter, who left a bequest to the city. It was at this town that the fictitious Duchess of Monmouth was proclaimed King just before his defeat on Sedgemoor during the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685. In the aftermath of his trial by Judge Jeffreys, Chard stood by and observed the execution and treasonous death of 12 convicted insurgents, who were hanged at the contemporary Tesco roundabout. The Chard Canal, formerly known as the Tub Boat Canal, was constructed between 1835 and 1842. Construction of the Chard Branch Line, which passed through Chard until 1965, was begun in 1860 to connect the main lines of the London and South Western Railway with the main lines of the Bristol and Exeter Railway.
    In the town of Fore Street, there is a creek that runs down both sides of the street, which is an unusual feature. One stream is sent to the Bristol Channel, while the other is delivered to the English Channel. Chard Reservoir, located about a mile north-east of town, is a Local Nature Reserve, and Snowdon Hill Quarry, located about a mile south-east of town, is a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest. In addition to Numatic International Limited, which is the town's main employer, the Oscar Mayer food processing industry is also located here. In addition to numerous recreational and cultural activities, Holyrood Academy provides secondary education, and religious structures such as the Church of St Mary the Virgin, which was constructed in the late 11th century, can be found in the area.

    • Chard Geolocation Latitude 50.8698° N Longitude 2.9633° W
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  • In the lovely county of Dorset, the town of Charlton Marshall serves as a wonderful location for those who seek to enjoy and explore the town and its surrounding environs. A range of good housing alternatives, ranging from fancy hotels to simple bed & breakfast businesses, as well as some wonderful local hospitality, make this a fantastic destination. Whatever type of vacation or business accommodation you are looking for, you will be able to find it in or near Charlton Marshall and its neighbouring communities.

    Discover the town of Charlton Marshall in Dorset, which has a significant number of contemporary structures. Its church, with the exception of the 15th century tower, was erected during the time of Queen Anne and is in excellent condition, with plenty of natural light, making it a unique and attractive example of the period. John and William Bastard, or their father, were most likely the architects who designed it, and Dr Charles Sloper, who served as the rector, was likely the patron of the project. Special mention should be made of the beautiful canopied pulpit and the pleasing wall monuments.

    • Charlton Marshall Geolocation Latitude 50.83419° N Longitude -2.13967° E
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  • Visitors to the town of Charmouth, which is located in the beautiful county of Dorset, will find themselves in an ideal location for enjoying and exploring the town and its surrounding areas. This is a superb location since it offers a variety of excellent accommodation options, ranging from luxurious hotels to small bed & breakfast establishments, as well as some lovely local friendliness. There is a wide variety of vacation and business accommodations available in and around Charmouth and the surrounding areas.

    Exploring Charmouth, When Jane Austen visited Charmouth in Dorset, she considered it to be a pleasant spot for "sitting in unwearied contemplation," although this was before the invention of the automobile, when it was a favourite coach stop. Some of the thatched buildings and some of the Regency bow windows may still be found on the hillside street of this historic town. It is positioned in one of the few openings in the hills that break into the cliffs, with a panoramic view of Lyme Bay stretching down below. The Queen's Armes is the most historically significant structure in the city.

    Although thought to have been built as a residence for an abbot of Forde, it was occupied by Catherine of Aragon shortly after her arrival in England in 1501, and later by the fugitive Prince Charles, who came disguised from his Trent hiding place looking for a boat to take him to France in 1651. It is now a listed building.
    The magnificent beach, which is sandless at high tide, is around Q m in length. S. lt is a great place to go fossil searching, and there are some beautiful hikes along the cliffs. Approximately one mile west of the car park, near Black Ven, a 12-year-old girl discovered the renowned petrified ichthyosaurus, which is currently housed at the Natural History Museum in London. The Golden Cap, a sandstone-scarred cliff-top to the east of Chideock, is the most accessible of the area's natural attractions.

    • Charmouth Geolocation Latitude 50.73862° N Longitude -2.90325° E
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  • If you are visiting the town of Chideock, which is located inside the gorgeous county of Dorset, you will be in an excellent location for taking advantage of and discovering everything that the town and its surrounds have to offer. This is an excellent location since it offers a varied selection of excellent housing options, ranging from luxurious hotels to small bed and breakfast establishments, as well as some lovely local warmth and a calm ambiance. The surrounding areas of Chideock and the nearby regions provide a diverse selection of tourist and business hotels from which to choose.

    Visiting Chideock Dorset which is the principal village of a small, richly fertile valley that is hilllocked on three sides, sloping gently to the sea, and scattered with farm buildings and cottages made of the yellow sandstone that is exposed in patches on every scarred bank and cliff. Dorset is the county town of Dorsetshire. The settlement itself is built primarily of this stone and covered in black thatch. It is particularly beautiful to the south of the A35, which passes through it. Despite its otherwise unremarkable appearance, the parish church, which dates mostly from the l5th century, is home to a remarkable mother-of-pearl cross, which was formerly carried by monks in processions in and around Jerusalem and was donated to the parish by its vicar, the Reverend Dr. William D. Omand in 1962. Additionally, it has a beautiful Purbeck marble effigy (about l5l5) of a member of the Arundel family. The unusual structure directly north of the church is a Roman Catholic funerary chapel, and half a mile north, next to the early nineteenth-century manor home, is an unusually elaborate Roman Catholic church (about 1870) with several murals. Both the manor and the church were built, and some of the murals were painted, by the same Weld family that was responsible for the establishment of the first legal Roman Catholic church in England after the Reformation. The Weld family continues to play an important role in the local Catholic community.
    To the south of the village, half a mile away, lies Seatown, a lovely fishing village with a shingle beach that is rarely crowded and boasts majestic cliff vistas and drawn up fishing boats. It is arguably the greatest location from which to approach the 619-foot-tall domed Golden Cap, the tallest cliff on England's South Coast, which is roughly three quarters of a mile of strenuous walking away from here. Even as late as the mid-19th century, this appears to have been a thriving smuggling zone, with brandy being the primary import. It is speculated that the clusters of trees that curiously grow on the tops of surrounding hills were planted as beacons for illegal smugglers.

    • Chideock Geolocation Latitude 50.73206° N Longitude -2.81847° E
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  • Come to Christchurch Dorset Attractions and take a look around at what is on offer. Among the topics covered are assessments of local attractions and information about the surrounding region, as well as information on what's occurring in the area and what to do.

  • Travelers visiting the hamlet of Christchurch will be in an excellent position to take advantage of and learn everything that the town and its surrounds have to offer due of its convenient location inside the lovely county of Dorset. The town of Christchurch and its surrounds provide guests with an exceptional opportunity to take advantage of and enjoy everything the town and its surroundings have to offer throughout the duration of their stay in the town. Additionally, in addition to providing a broad array of excellent housing options ranging from luxury hotels to small bed & breakfast establishments, this place also gives some lovely local warmth and a calm atmosphere, among other things. A large number of tourist and commercial hotels may be found in and around Christchurch and the surrounding districts, as well as in the surrounding areas and beyond.

    Visitors to the town of Christchurch, Dorset, will discover This quiet town is located between the rivers Avon and Stour, where the two rivers come together before flowing out into the port of Christchurch. It was first recorded in 900, and by the time of the Domesday Book, there were already two hundred and forty homes here, as well as 24 canons assigned to the church. Originally, the town was known as Twynham, but according to legend, the name was changed when the church was completed.

    According to legend, the location for the church was originally chosen on St Catherine's Hill, which is approximately 165 feet high and has spectacular views of the surrounding area. Every day, however, the construction work was undone and the items were mysteriously relocated to another location. When a beam that had been cut too short inadvertently was miraculously lengthened by a stranger, it was determined that he must have been Christ in person, and the location as well as the name of the town were altered. The beam, which was constructed high in the wall above the choir, may still be seen today.
    It was Flambard, who climbed from his position as manager of the King's kitchen to become Bishop, who established the church in the l lth century. He was afterwards granted ownership of the town by his cousin, King Henry I of England. Christchurch was established as an Augustinian priory about 1150, and the main edifice was completed around a century after that. The priory buildings were demolished at the Dissolution, but the church was still in use to serve the local parishes.
    The nave is 118 feet in length, with seven huge Norman arches remaining in place. The crypt is also Norman, but the tower in the north transept is unquestionably the best piece of architecture from this epochal time. The majestic north porch, which is approached by an elm avenue, dates back to the 13th century. The magnificently carved stone reredos is from the fourteenth century, while part of the wood carving in the choir is from the thirteenth century, and some is from the fifteenth century.
    The chantries are arguably the crowning achievement of the church, and the Salisbury Chantry is the most exquisite of them all.. Construction of the structure is made of Caen stone, which is so durable that even now every detail of the carving is razor sharp. It comes with a tragic backstory, since Margaret, Countess of Salisbury and niece of Edward IV, lost her brother, son, father, and grandfather in combat or by the axe, and was herself executed by Henry VIII when she was over 70 years old. Burial in this location was rejected, and she is instead buried near the Tower of London.
    There is not much left of the castle save for the walls and keep, but there are remnants of its Norman Castle Hall, also known as the constable's home, which may be found in the gardens of the King's Anns Hotel, which is near by.
    The ceiling has been removed, but the huge walls, as well as a portion of the historic Norman stairway, have been preserved.
    On the first floor, there is a hall with its original windows and circular chimney, which has been preserved. For added protection, the windows on the lower level have been looped.
    The ruins of a mediaeval garderobe may be seen nearby, as well as a tiny thatched cottage with a plasterwork front and low eaves, which was formerly the site of the leet courts. The two-arched bridge across the Avon dates back to the Norman period, and the mediaeval priory mill still exists on the property.
    There is a lot to see and do in the area. Its natural history exhibits and antiquities are housed in a Georgian structure, while the Red House Museum and Art Gallery is located on the grounds. There is a historic earthwork with a double ditch at Hengistbury Head, which belongs to Bournemouth Corporation and is located between that town and Christchurch. The Stanpit Marshes, a natural reserve and the home of endangered wildfowl, are located to the north of the harbour and provide excellent views of the surrounding area. In Mudeford, which used to be a distinct town but is now a part of Christchurch, there is some lovely thatch and the ambiance of a former fishing community.

    • Christchurch Geolocation Latitude 50.733433° N Longitude -1.75545° E
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  • In addition to its location inside the picturesque county of Dorset and its historical significance, Corfe Castle puts tourists in a fantastic position to take advantage of and learn about everything that the area and its surrounds have to offer. Corfe Castle is a National Trust property. When visiting Corfe Castle and its environs, visitors have an excellent opportunity to take advantage of and enjoy everything that the village, as well as its surrounding areas, have to offer throughout their entire stay in the village and its environs, which is especially true during the summer months. In addition to offering a diverse range of high-quality housing alternatives ranging from fancy hotels to small bed & breakfast places, this neighbourhood offers a great community atmosphere and a tranquil setting, among other things. Tourism and business hotels, as well as a variety of additional lodging alternatives in the nearby towns and locales, as well as in the neighbouring territories and beyond, are available in the Corfe Castle area.

    Corfe Castle is located in the county of Dorset. One of the most spectacular ruined castles in Britain, it may be seen from virtually every viewpoint, although the most beautiful vista is from the road leading north to Arne. Another spectacular view may be had from Kingston, which is located one and a quarter miles to the south.

    The remains are best accessed via the car park adjacent to the road west towards Church Knowle, which is the most direct route.
    The extant structures (built of Purbeck stone) date back to the reign of William the Conqueror and the fourteenth century. The site was fortified against the Danes by the West Saxon kings, who may have done so as early as Alfred's reign. It was here, in 978, that King Edward, then 18 years old, was assassinated at the behest of his stepmother, Ethelred the Unready, who wished to take the throne for her son, Ethelred the Martyr. The lodge where she was staying provided him with wine and a dagger in the rear when he inquired about a drink there. Under King John, more heinous atrocities were committed. He used it as a temporary residence, treasure-house, and state jail all at the same time. In its prisons, he starved to death 22 French nobles who had backed his nephew Arthur's claim to the throne and were loyal to him. He also imprisoned the hermit Peter of Pomfret, who had been foolish enough to predict the King's doom, and had him taken to Wareham and back on a hurdle before hanging him from a tree.

    The castle was destroyed as a result of the Civil War. Sir John Bankes, Charles I's Chief Justice, was the owner at the time. In spite of mines, guns, and two walking tanks known as "the pig" and "the swine," the Roundhead forces were unable to penetrate the fortification until Colonel Pitman, who was a member of the garrison, turned traitor and allowed in the enemy. It fell in February 1646, a considerable time after the majority of Royalist strongholds. Sir John Bankes had died in 1643, but Lady Bankes and her family had stayed in residence during the siege and had received reasonable treatment as a result of their efforts. The castle, like so many others, was demolished after the war, with most of its stone being used to construct dwellings in the surrounding community.
    The settlement had a significant marble-carving business in the Middle Ages, and the carved stones over several entrances are generally the work of the Purbeck Marblers, who were based in the village at the time. The church, which had been badly damaged by Roundheads, was completely rebuilt in l859, with the exception of the 15th-century tower, which contains beautiful gargoyles. There is a modest museum at the Town Hall on West Street, which is primarily 18th century with some earlier additions, and a replica of the castle on the other side of the street, which is supposed to have formerly stood there.

    • Corfe Castle Geolocation Latitude 50.64023° N Longitude -2.059055° E
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  • Those who are considering visiting Cranborne will gain a sense of what the town of Cranborne has to offer by browsing through Cranborne Attractions. If you read each review, you will learn about what is going on in the neighbourhood and what you should do while you are there, as well as about local attractions and information about the surrounding area.

  • Tourists visiting Cranborne, which is in the Dorset county, will be able to take advantage of the village's warm welcome and hospitality and learn about what Cranborne and its surroundings have to offer. All of the sights and activities available in Cranborne and the surrounding regions provide guests a terrific opportunity to take advantage of and enjoy them for the duration of their visit. This town is noted for its friendly and inviting locals, as well as its calm ambience, in addition to having a broad array of great lodgings with various options ranging from luxury hotels to modest bed & breakfast locations. A variety of tourist and commercial hotels can be found in Carborne's towns and surrounding areas, as well as in neighbouring territories and beyond the island's limits.

    Cranborne Dorset is a great place to visit. It is now only a village, but it is an attractive one, an example of how pleasant modern red brick can be made to look. It was once the town of the hunting forest of Cranborne Chase, seat of the Chase Court and with a Benedictine abbey (980-1102), but it is now only a village, but it is an attractive one, an example of how pleasant modern red brick can be made to look. From the village green, the manor house, which is mostly Jacobean, can be seen. It is one among Dorset's most beautiful, and its gardens are open on occasion. It has been in the Cecil family since the early 17th century (Marquesses of Salisbury).

    The Parish Council Chairman once pretended the High Street was a Grand Prix course with a county official as his passenger to persuade the County Council that a speed restriction was required.The enormous church is unusual in that it has a completely 13th century nave; nonetheless, mediaeval wall paintings, a fine pulpit from the early 15th century, and several 17th century monuments of note, notably one to a seven-year-old boy, diminish it.
    A spectacularly chalk topped earthwork named Castle Hill lies about five miles to the south east, about which the only item known for certain is that a Mr Tregonwell buried his horse on it. It's possible that it's Anglo-Saxon.
    Bokerly Dyke, the enormous defensive bank said to have been erected by the Romano British in the 4th and 5th centuries first against insurgency, then against Anglo-Saxons, still forms the Dorset Hampshire boundary two miles east.
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  • Dorchester Attractions is a fantastic resource for individuals who wish to make an informed choice about whether or not to visit the county of Dorset. It provides a thorough picture of everything the area has to offer. Each time you write a review about Dorchester, you'll be adding to the information on what's going on in Dorchester and its surrounds, such as events to attend while in the area and information on neighbouring attractions and the surrounding region.

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  • Tourists will be able to take advantage of everything the hamlet and its environs have to offer while on holiday in the county thanks to the hospitality given in and around Dorchester, Dorset. The discovery of Dorchester and its surrounds provides an excellent opportunity for travellers to take advantage of and appreciate everything the town has to offer while staying in the hamlet, regardless of whether you rent a hotel or a self-catering cottage. Apart from offering a varied range of decent housing options ranging from premium hotels to inexpensive bed and breakfasts. To meet your needs, tourist and business hotels are available in Dorchester and across Dorset, as well as in neighbouring towns and villages.

    Dorchester, the county seat of Dorset, makes a nice first impression from any direction, with its main street descending from the River Frome. Its buildings, which are formed of pale grey Portland stone, are uninteresting artistically, in part because they were damaged by a series of fires in the 17th and 18th centuries and rebuilt without the uniformity or originality of Blandford. Nonetheless, because of its ancient beginnings, it is rife with mystery. The Romans appear to have walled it and made it one of their principal cities in the south-west shortly after capturing Maiden Castle one and a half miles to the south-west. The Normans built it a castle, which is said to have been one of King John's numerous temporary residences, as well as a friary, both of which have since been destroyed.

    Throughout the Middle Ages, it manufactured textiles and was well-known for its ales. In the 17th century, it became more Puritan, with a shipload of its citizens establishing New Dorchester in New England in 1628 and passionately supporting the Roundheads during the Civil War. Following the Monmouth insurgency in 1685, Judge Jeffreys presided over a "bloody assize" in which 74 people were hanged, cut up, and pieces of them were exemplarily spread over the realm.

    His sleeping quarters on High Street are now a restaurant, and his courtroom is reported to have been a room in the Antelope Hotel on South Street. In 1834, the old Shire Hall on the High Street was dismantled. Another historic trial took place on this street: that of the Tolpuddle Martyrs. The T.U.C. presently owns the courtroom as a monument, and it is available to the public.
    Dorchester is now a cattle marketing and farming town." "A large brewery and other minor industries are located in a retail centre. It is best known for the works of Thomas Hardy (l840–1928), whose posthumous renown it has worked hard to maintain. He was born in the neighbouring town of Higher Bockhampton and spent his final years at Max Gate on the town's eastern outskirts.
    The County Museum, which is located approximately midway up the High Street, is arguably Dorset's best museum, with numerous good Roman and pre-Roman artefacts, spectacular fossils, poacher traps, and Hardy relics, including a reproduction of his study. St Peter's Church, next door, is mostly 15th-century, with an effigy of Denzil, Lord Holles, one of the five "the birds are flown" M.P.s whom Charles I went to the House of Commons to arrest, restored by a local architect with the young Thomas Hardy as an assistant; it has an effigy of Denzil, Lord Holles, one of the five "the birds are flown" M.P.s whom Charles I went to A monument of William Barnes, a 19th-century dialect poet who, like Scotland's Burns, is more revered than read in his hometown, stands just outside. A few doors up is the Shire Hall, and a statue of Hardy by Eric Kennington may be found a bit farther on. A good example of the foundations and tessellated pavements of a Roman villa may be discovered 200 yards north in Colliton Park, near the new County Hall.
    The keep, which is housed in the former army depot barracks, is located at the top of the High Street and houses a museum. A Roman amphitheatre, built on the site of a Bronze Age stone circle known as Maumbury Rings, is located just under a mile south of the Weymouth road. It was used for beast-baiting until the Middle Ages, and for public, well-attended executions until the 18th century. Napier's Almshouses (1610), one of the town's oldest structures, located on the route to it, in South Street, roughly opposite the Post Office. St George's, Fordington, is the most attractive church and may be found by going south "West of the river, there is a street called High Street. It contains a magnificent Norman tympanum depicting St George, on behalf of the Crusaders, piercing Saracens with his sword. The Walks, which encircle the town on three sides with avenues of limes, chestnuts, and sycamores, are claimed to follow the line of the Roman fortifications. The little church where William Barnes, the poet, was rector from 1862 until his death in 1886, and the thatched rectory where he resided, both in open parkland filled with oak trees, are one and three quarter miles south south east at Winterborne Came. Here is also one of Dorset's best-looking Palladian mansions, constructed in 1754 by architect-builder Francis Cartwright for John Damer, a former M.P. for Dorchester and younger brother of Milton Abbas' founder. It is easily visible from the highway and is only available by appointment. Wolfeton House, the Trenchard family's ancestral house, located one and a half miles north of Charminster and may be visited by appointment. The church at Charminster contains a 13th-century porch and a 15th-century tower.
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