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West Bay Harbour

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North Dorset Poppies

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Overlooking Chesil Beach

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Alton Pancras

Running alongside the River Piddle, Alton Pancras is a small village with its church dedicated to...

Bookham Court

Yetminster

Yetminster is a sleepy village built almost entirely of honey coloured limestone and exudes a...

Yetminster

Melbury Osmund

This quiet and unspoilt village is where Hardy’s parents were married in 1839.

Melbury Osmund

Gillingham

Gillingham a town in the Blackmore Vale area of Dorset, England. The town is the most northerly in...

Gillingham

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  1. Add Sherborne to your Itinerary

    Sherborne

    Sherborne

    Located to the north of West Dorset, this historic Ham Stone town nestles in green valleys and wooded hills and is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful towns in England.

  2. Add Sydling St Nicholas to your Itinerary

    Sydling St Nicholas

    Dorchester

    Sydling St. Nicholas is a stunningly picturesque village, winding along the little Sydling Water with tiny connecting bridges to the ancient thatched cottages which line the banks.

  3. Add Thorncombe to your Itinerary

    Thorncombe

    Bridport

    Thorncombe lies in the north-west corner of Dorset, bordering both Devon and Somerset and has won a number of village community awards.

  4. Add Higher Bockhampton to your Itinerary

    Higher Bockhampton

    Dorchester

    Higher Bockhampton is a tiny hamlet on the edge of Puddletown Heath containing the woodland cottage where Thomas Hardy was born on 2nd June 1840.

  5. Add Mudeford to your Itinerary

    Mudeford

    Mudeford, CHRISTCHURCH

    Mudeford has an intriguing history of smuggling over the centuries and the picturesque quay is still the focal point of the local fishing industry.

  6. Add Bradford Peverell to your Itinerary

    Bradford Peverell

    Dorchester

    Bradford Peverell is one of the oldest villages in Dorset which pre-dates the Roman occupation of Dorchester. The village is the birthplace of John Hutchins (1698-1773), Dorset's most famous historian.

  7. Add Lower Bockhampton to your Itinerary

    Lower Bockhampton

    Dorchester

    Lower Bockhampton is a small hamlet on the River Frome, home to the school where Thomas Hardy first attended as a young boy.

  8. Add Milton Abbas to your Itinerary

    Milton Abbas

    West Street, Blandford Forum

    One of Dorset's most famous villages, its 'street' a picture postcard thatch village with pretty cottages and wide lawns.

  9. Add Sturminster Newton to your Itinerary

    Sturminster Newton

    Sturminster Newton

    A pretty town on the River Stour with working mill and quaint town museum, Sturminster Newton has a rich history and strong links with the dairy and cheese industry, celebrated with the Cheese Festival each September.

  10. Add Puncknowle to your Itinerary

    Puncknowle

    Bridport

    Puncknowle, pronounced ‘Punnle’ is a handsome village of stone cottages and farm buildings. A ridge of downland shelters one side of the village from the sea and on the other side is the beautiful Bride Valley.

  11. Add Coryates to your Itinerary

    Coryates

    Dorchester

    Coryates is a tiny hamlet near Abbotsbury consisting of a few pretty cottages.

  12. Add Winterbourne Abbas to your Itinerary

    Winterbourne Abbas

    Dorchester

    Winterbourne Abbas is situated just south west of Dorchester and is a pleasant village with little bridges to the 17-19th century stone, brick and flint cottages.

  13. Add Osmington to your Itinerary

    Osmington

    Dorchester

    Osmington is a smart, well preserved village with grey stone cottages, narrow lanes and bright gardens. Carved into the chalk hillside nearby is a figure of George III on horseback, cut to commemorate the Royal visits to Weymouth.

  14. Add Chiswell - Isle of Portland to your Itinerary

    Chiswell - Isle of Portland

    One of Portland's ancient hamlets, a fishing village with cottages built on the back of Chesil Beach. The village lies at the point where the massive Chesil Beach joins Portland to the Dorset mainland.

  15. Add Alton Pancras to your Itinerary

    Alton Pancras

    Dorchester

    Running alongside the River Piddle, Alton Pancras is a small village with its church dedicated to St. Pancras.

  16. Longham

    Add Longham to your Itinerary

    Longham

    Wimborne

    A linear village, with houses lining the road from the bridge over the River Stour to the pretty little church at the north end, with two pubs, a village stores and hotel and restaurant.

  17. Add Tolpuddle to your Itinerary

    Tolpuddle

    Dorchester

    Tolpuddle is a tiny, thatched village by the River Piddle which has become globally famous for the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs.

  18. Add Eype to your Itinerary

    Eype

    Bridport

    Situated just West of Bridport on the Jurassic Coast, Eype has been described as one of West Dorset’s most beautiful villages.

  19. Add Shaftesbury to your Itinerary

    Shaftesbury

    Shaftesbury

    Saxon hilltop town with famous Gold Hill and stunning views. Visit the abbey ruins and gardens, Gold Hill Museum or browse old-fashioned shops and stores.

  20. Add Portesham to your Itinerary

    Portesham

    Dorchester

    A pleasant village, sheltered beneath the 776 ft Blackdown Hill on which the iconic Hardy's Monument stands.