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Population: 6000
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Poundbury is an experimental 'new village' built as an urban extension of Dorchester on Duchy of Cornwall land. Consisting of town houses, cottages, shops and light industry the village boasts an innovative design allowing the combination of Traditional Architecture and Modern Town Planning, led by the wishes of The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Cornwall. Instead of using a suburban style pattern, the village has been built on a high-density urban pattern, focussing on integrating housing, shops and workplaces, rather than splitting them into zones. The buildings all attempt to reflect traditional architectural values. Planners claim the design centres on the person rather than the car. Andrew Brownsword sponsored the one million pound development of the Market Hall, designed by John Simpson. The development is close to a much older one, Poundbury Hill Fort, which dates back to the Middle Bronze Age. A roughly rectangular work, the fort looks out over the Frome valley and the River Frome itself. Just outside the fort is a Romano-Celtic cemetery dating from about the fourth century AD. The hill fort's outer defences were damaged by the construction of a Roman aqueduct, which supplied fresh water to the town of Durnovaria (Dorchester), some three miles away.


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Poundbury Village B & B (0.16 miles)

Poundbury Village B & B

A beautiful detached house in the heart of Poundbury, a thriving new development on the outskirts of Dorchester, designed by the Prince of Wales.

Three comfortable twin rooms with private bathrooms and excellent “Duchy” ... More | visit website

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Dorchester Apartments (0.49 miles)

Dorchester Apartments

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The 'Visit Dorchester' marketing team manage a number of apartments in the county town. We have stayed in each of the apartments we manage, and only those that meet our ... More

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The Victoria Hotel (0.54 miles)

The Victoria Hotel

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Situated in Victoria Park, this hotel is within 5 minutes’ walk of the town centre, close to the Dorchester bypass and adjacent to the county ... More

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Wessex Royale Hotel (0.74 miles)

Wessex Royale Hotel

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The Wessex Royale is a delightful Georgian hotel with an excellent location in the centre of Dorchester. It has free Wi-Fi and an á la carte restaurant with an RAC Rosette.
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Westwood House Hotel (0.74 miles)

Westwood House Hotel
Centrally located in the historic county town of Dorchester; Westwood House is an attractive Georgian property built in 1815 by Lord Ilchester we believe for his coachmen.Converted to a town house guest house and personally ... More | visit website
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The Junction Hotel (0.81 miles)

The Junction Hotel

The Junction Hotel is a traditional six bedroom coaching inn, located in the heart of this traditional market town on Great Western Road. Dorchester is an historic market town best known for its links with ... More | visit website

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The George (0.86 miles)

The George

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The George is a family run friendly bed and breakfast and public house, set in the centre of Dorchester. We are close to all local amenities including both train ... More

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Kings Arms Hotel (1.00 miles)

Kings Arms Hotel

A well-known local landmark in the centre of Dorchester, the Kings Arms has excellent rooms with en suite bathrooms. The Best Western Kings Arms Hotel was built in 1720 and has many interesting and classical Georgian ... More | visit website

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The Casterbridge (1.06 miles)

The Casterbridge
Our Georgian residence and concealed courtyard annex combine to provide a peaceful haven behind the bustling street scene of this pleasant and historic county town.

Breakfast, in dining-room or conservatory, is a generous affair from healthy ... More | visit website
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Little Court (1.13 miles)

Little Court

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Little Court is a delightful Edwardian Country House in the Lutyens style with fabulous gardens. The accommodation designed for business and leisure travellers combines high standards with excellent value. The guest ... More

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