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Views over Abbotsbury

Milton Abbas

Milton Abbas

Beautiful views of Corfe Castle

Beautiful views of Corfe Castle

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Piddletrenthide & Piddlehinton

These small, sweet villages provide a charming base from which to explore Hardy country, whether it…

Piddletrenthide & Piddlehinton

Chedington

Chedington is an attractive village made entirely of rich golden ham stone and commands one of the…

Chedington

Hurn

Action and activity is the key for all the family at Hurn, only a ten minute drive from the town…

Hurn

Wyke Regis

Wyke Regis is home to the newly restored Tudor Sandsfoot castle and gardens and the Crab House Cafe…

Wyke Regis

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  1. Add Sutton Poyntz to your Itinerary

    Sutton Poyntz

    South Walks House, Dorchester

    Sutton Poyntx is picture-postcard pretty with a village pub overlooking the duckpond.

  2. Add Evershot to your Itinerary

    Evershot

    Sherborne

    Evershot is the second highest village in Dorset at 625ft above sea level and is well known for its inclusion in much of Thomas Hardy's literature.

  3. Add Studland to your Itinerary

    Studland

    Studland is a small village located on a peninsula in south Purbeck, and is close to both Swanage and Corfe Castle.

  4. Add Puddletown to your Itinerary

    Puddletown

    South Walks Road, Dorchester

    Nestling in the Piddle Valley, surrounded by rolling hills and woodland lies Puddletown, one of Dorset’s most attractive villages and which features heavily in Hardy’s novels - most notably 'Far from the Madding Crowd'.

  5. Add East and West Lulworth to your Itinerary

    East and West Lulworth

    West Lulworth, Wareham

    The Lulworth Estate is situated in south west Purbeck. The scenery around the area is stunning, with the estate boasting some of the most dramatic features of Purbeck and also forms part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

  6. Add Castletown - Isle of Portland to your Itinerary

    Castletown - Isle of Portland

    Castletown is popular with divers and is steeped in military history. The Tudor fortress, Portland Castle is well worth a visit and it's just a short stroll to the National Sailing academy.

  7. Add Bradford Peverell to your Itinerary

    Bradford Peverell

    South Walks House, 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.

  8. Add Warmwell to your Itinerary

    Warmwell

    South Walks House, Dorchester

    This unpretentious village was once home to the eccentric 17th century prophet, John Sadler, who on his deathbed before witnesses, predicted the Plague, The Great Fire of London and the Monmouth Rebellion.

  9. Add Stinsford to your Itinerary

    Stinsford

    South Walks Road, Dorchester

    A small hamlet, much loved by Hardy, which features in 'Under the Greenwood Tree' and a number of his poems. Hardy’s heart is buried in the churchyard here next to his wives, Emma and Florence plus other members of his family.

  10. Add Kingston, Worth Matravers & Langton Matravers to your Itinerary

    Kingston, Worth Matravers & Langton Matravers

    Kingston, Worth Matravers and Langton Matravers are found south of Corfe Castle. The area is very popular for walking and a number of our walking trails pass through or near these villages.

  11. Add Burton Bradstock to your Itinerary

    Burton Bradstock

    Bridport

    Burton Bradstock is a pretty village famous for its position along the Jurassic Coast with its iconic sandstone cliffs marking the start of Chesil Beach.

  12. Add Powerstock & Nettlecombe to your Itinerary

    Powerstock & Nettlecombe

    Bridport

    Powerstock is an attractive village situated under Eggardon Hill, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Nettlecombe, featuring lovely old stone cottages, has an award winning pub and makes a great base to explore the surrounding area.

  13. Add Middlemarsh to your Itinerary

    Middlemarsh

    Sherborne

    Middlemarsh is a very small village that lies in the heart of rural Dorset and is surrounded by miles of glorious unspoilt Hardy countryside.

  14. Add Fleet to your Itinerary

    Fleet

    South Walks House, Dorchester

    A small, pretty, romantic village situated on the Fleet lagoon, setting for the famous novel 'Moonfleet' by J Meade Falkner, a stirring tale of smugglers in the 18th century.

  15. Add Osmington Mills to your Itinerary

    Osmington Mills

    Dorchester

    A seaside hamlet with a pretty approach and magnificent views across Weymouth Bay to Portland.

  16. Add Kimmeridge to your Itinerary

    Kimmeridge

    This small hamlet is humble yet dramatic with great cliffs and a beautiful bay. It is famous for its fossil finds which regularly fall from the unstable rock face and its unique geology means that it is home to many interesting marine creatures.

  17. Add Buckland Newton to your Itinerary

    Buckland Newton

    South Walks Road, Dorchester

    Buckland Newton is an average sized village which sits at the head of the Blackmoor Vale and lies amongst lush AONB meadow land and gentle hills.

  18. Add Moreton to your Itinerary

    Moreton

    Moreton's highlights include St. Nicholas Church's beautiful glass windows engraved by the late Sir Laurence Whistler. T.E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) lived nearby at Clouds Hill, Bovington and his last resting place is in the cemetary.

  19. Add Melbury Osmund to your Itinerary

    Melbury Osmund

    Sherborne

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

  20. 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.

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