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Blandford Forum

Blandford Forum is an attractive Georgian town located on the banks of the River Stour in the northern area of Dorset.  The lively town centre is focussed around the market place and parish church, both of which have fine architectural features.  Locally the Royal Signals Museum and Chettle House are well worth a visit and in September the ever popular Great Dorset Steam Fair is held in the area.

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Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury can be found near the border of Wiltshire and Somerset in the middle of ‘Hardys Dorset’ and is home to Gold Hill, famous for its ‘Hovis bread’ advert of the 1980s.  Shaftesbury is the only significant hill top town in Dorset and its situation gives it stunning views across the Blackmore Vale and, with its cobbled streets and picture postcard cottages, is one of England’s most scenic towns from which to enjoy your holiday.  Local attractions include King Alfred’s Abbey, Duncliffe Wood and the Bush Farm Bison Centre.  The town centre has a variety of craft shops, boutiques, galleries and cafes to spend the day.

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Sherborne

Sherborne is a market town in the north west of Dorset with a number of lovely self catering cottages and is famous for its Abbey, Castle and mediaeval buildings.  The town has many Georgian and mediaeval buildings built from the distinctive ochre ham stone.  In ancient times it was the capital of Wessex and as such has a stunning Abbey within which King Alfred’s two elder brothers are buried.  In 1594 Sir Walter Raleigh built an Elizabethan mansion in the grounds of the what is now known as Sherborne Castle.

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Dorset Holiday Cottages

Dorset Holiday Cottages is a leading provider of self catering holiday cottage accommodation across Dorset.  Our range of properties provide all types of self catering accommodation and holiday cottages across Dorset and the majority are quality assured by the English Tourist Board

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