Shaftesbury is a charming market town and Dorset’s only hilltop town founded over 1,000 years ago as the home of King Alfred’s citadel Benedictine Abbey. The Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Read more [...]
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Max Gate was the home of novelist and poet Thomas Hardy – it is believed Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure and the Mayor of Casterbridge were written here. Read more [...]
Maiden Castle was built in about 600 BC; the early phase was a simple and similar to many other hill forts in Britain and covering 6.4 hectares (16 acres). Around Read more [...]
Corfe Castle once controlled the Isle of Purbeck, a thousand-year-old castle, that was destroyed during the English Civil War when Parliamentary forces sieged the castle that was only taken over Read more [...]
The Durlstone Head Globe is on the cliffs of Durlston Head and is often refered to as the “Large Globe” or the “Great Globe”. Erected 1891 the globe is constructed Read more [...]
Highcliffe Castle is a grade I listed building situated on a cliff-top site overlooking Christchurch Bay, Dorset. The castle was built in the early 1830s by Charles Stuart, 1st Baron Read more [...]
The Russel Cotes Art Gallery and Museum is located next to the Royal Bath Hotel on East Cliff. The building itself is a Grade II listed building originally known as East Read more [...]
The Blue Pool changes colour from shades of green to turquoise. The deep clay bowls is located within 25 acres of woodland, heath and gorse with marked walks throughout and Read more [...]
Lulworth castle, built in the early 17th Century as a hunting lodge, became a country house with a large estate. Part of this estate being the spectacular Lulworth Cove. Thomas Read more [...]
Maumbury Rings is a Neolithic henge within the town of Dorchester in Dorset, England. The rings are a large circular earthwork, 85 metres in diameter, with a single bank and Read more [...]
This simple thatched cottage in Higher Bockhampton was where Thomas Hardy was born in 1840. The quaint cottage, remote setting and natural beauty of this location helps explain the Hardy’s Read more [...]
Fiddleford Manor, the principal parts of a small stone manor house that probably begun c. 1370. The hall and solar chamber display outstandingly fine timber roofs.