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Milton Abbas


County - Dorset | Map
Tel code: 01258 | code search
Postcode: DT11 | code search
Population: 570
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"Our stay at Hambro Arms was wonderful the room had just been decorated and was extremly clean, the on en-suite bathroom was beautiful with a bath and a shower.We had ..." More

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Milton Abbas is a village in Dorset in the south-west of England, approximately seven miles south-west of the market town of Blandford Forum and 11 miles north-east of Dorchester. The attractive village of Milton Abbas holds the distinction of being the first planned settlement in England. Milton Abbas features on many picture postcards of rural Dorset. It was founded in 1780 when Joseph Damer (Lord Milton, later Earl of Dorchester) decided that the old village of Middleton ruined the view from his new mansion at Milton Abbey. So he decided to move the entire village over a nearby hill! When the last residents refused to leave Middleton, Damer simply opened the sluice gates of the new dam! Every two years the village holds the Milton Abbas Street Fayre. The main street is closed and people flock to enjoy an event which is as near to an eighteenth century fair as can be. Traditionally, to create an authentic eighteenth century festive atmosphere, home made bunting is hung across and up and down the street from hooks which are already installed just under the thatch. Residents and stall holders are asked to dress in eighteenth century costume and visitors are welcome to join in.


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Hambro Arms (0.45 miles)

Hambro Arms
The Hambro Arms is located in the picturesque and historic village of Milton Abbas, in the heart of beautiful Dorset. Milton Abbas, which features on many picture postcards of Dorset, is a 'chocolate box' village, ... More | visit website
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The Fox Inn (2.86 miles)

The Fox Inn

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Deep in the beautiful Dorset countryside, this inn offers excellent accommodation, food, and service in peaceful surroundings. The Fox Inn is perfect for walking tours and ideally placed to explore the ... More

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Lower Bryanston Farm (4.91 miles)

Lower Bryanston Farm

We welcome you to stay at our family run, attractive Georgian farmhouse bed & breakfast, situated on the edge of the historic town of Blandford Forum. Our location is superb; in the heart of ... More | visit website

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Crown Hotel (5.18 miles)

Crown Hotel

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Crown Hotel sits on the edge of Blandford, with views of the Stour River's water meadows and the town. It has a gastro-style restaurant and a stylish, upmarket bar. The current hotel ... More


Royal Oak Hotel (5.20 miles)

Royal Oak Hotel
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The Royal Oak's Relaxed Atmosphere And Friendly, Hassle-free Service Combine With Newly-refurbished Bedrooms And A Pretty Location At The Edge Of An Historic Dorset Village ... More
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Portman Lodge (5.33 miles)

Portman Lodge
The building was originally a Music School built in the Victorian era and known as St. Martins. It later became a retirement home and then for approximately 20 years it was a “Restaurant with Accommodation” ... More | visit website
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Brace of Pheasants (5.99 miles)

Brace of Pheasants

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Carol and Phil Bennett welcome you to our 16th century thatched inn located in the heart of Hardy's Dorset. We have converted the old skittle alley and function room into ... More

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Hilltop Barn (6.27 miles)

Hilltop Barn
Hilltop Barn is situated in the picturesque village of Winterborne Zelston. 1/4 mile from the A31, between Wimborne and Bere Regis and is ideally placed for visiting "Hardy Country". It is situated in a quiet ... More | visit website
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Fiddleford Inn (6.66 miles)

Fiddleford Inn

Nestling in the heart of the North Dorset Countryside, our 18th Century country inn is waiting to give you a warm country welcome. The inn has a relaxed atmosphere and a comfortable interior. ... More | visit website

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Poachers Inn (6.75 miles)

Beautifully positioned in the little village of Piddletrenthide near Dorchester, The Poachers Inn has something for everyone. From the minute you walk through the door you can experience the traditional yet modern bar and restaurant ... More | visit website

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