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Tel code: 01308 | code search
Postcode: DT6 | code search
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Folk Customs:
Purbeck Marblers Football Ceremony
The Dorset Ooser

Bridport Events

January
Bridport Potato Day

June
Bridport Food Festival

August
Melplash Agricultural Society Show

November
Bridport Literary Festival
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Vintage Market
"This market does not exist!! Please don't waste your day like we did - there is no compensation in Bridport!

Date visited: 01/08/15 ..." More

ADP Bridport
"SINCE THE SURGERY HAS OPEN I HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT GREAT CARE,FROM ALL THE STAFF,THE DENTISTS ARE SO CARING AND CARING,WONDERFUL.I NEVER HAD THAT WITH ENGLISH DENTISTS.THESE GIRLS AND GUYS ..." More

Milne & Lyall
"After weeks of waiting and letters of reminder, I finally get a call to come in to sign a document which was to be explained to me before signing. When ..." More

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"Bridport has excellent markets which are worth a detour, a great variety of stalls and a very pretty town but beware, parking can be tricky - Alan ..." More

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Bridport is a vibrant market town in Dorset. It is recognised as the Gateway Town for the World Heritage site of the Jurassic Coast. The town offers stunning natural beauty nearby in the form of West Bay. With the golden glow of the sandstone cliffs to the east and the shimmering Golden Cap to the west, the coastline lying just one and a half miles south offers naturally breathtaking scenery. The fossil-rich coast has attracted many dinosaur hunters, with the east cliff exposing 180 million years of history. Bridport is a small town nestled amongst the hills of West Dorset but one which grew into one of the most important towns in the realm. Bridport's origin is uncertain but it is believed to be a late Saxon town dating from the time of Alfred the Great (871-899). By the time of the Norman Conquest (1066) and the Domesday Survey (1086) the town, despite being the smallest town in Dorset was firmly established. It is from the time of King John (1199 - 1216) that Bridport became a unique town in its own right. It is from this period that the town's fame, fortune and prosperity were to be built on rope making and later net making.

Accountant

Bridport Mortgage Centre
Cameron-Hemley Ltd
Chris Lavis & Co Ltd
Coombe Hope Associates
Frampton Smith & Partners
Martin & Co

Attraction

Bredy Farm Old Farming Collection
Bridport Museum
Palmers Brewery

Camping

Binghams Farm Touring Caravan Park
Coastal Caravan Park
Eype House Caravan Park
Freshwater Beach Holiday Park
Golden Cap Holiday Park
Graston Copse Holiday Park
Highlands End Holiday Park
Larkfield Holiday Park
West Bay Holiday Park

Caravan Park

Coastal Caravan Park
Eype House Caravan Park

Golden Cap Holiday Park
Graston Copse Holiday Park
Highlands End Holiday Park
Larkfield Holiday Park
West Bay Holiday Park

Classes

Dance - Bridport Ballet School
Yoga - BSTTB and Thai Yoga

Dentist

ADP Bridport
Allington Dental Practice
The Dental Practice

Doctor

Bridport Medical Centre-Dr Holland & Partners
Bridport Medical Centre-Dr Skellern and Partners

Estate Agent

Holloway Estate Agents
Kennedy Estate Agents
Palmer Snell
Snell R & C

Farmers Market

Bridport Farmers Market

Golf Club

Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club

Holiday Park

Freshwater Beach Holiday Park
Golden Cap Holiday Park

Graston Copse Holiday Park
Highlands End Holiday Park
Larkfield Holiday Park
West Bay Holiday Park

Inn

Bridport Arms
Marquis of Lorne Inn
Shave Cross Inn
The Bull Hotel
The George
Three Horseshoes Inn

Market

Bridport Farmers Market
Bridport Market
Vintage Market

Pub and Bar

Boot Inn
Crown Inn
George Hotel
Hope & Anchor
King Charles Tavern
King Charles Tavern
Kings Arms

Kings Head
Oddfellows Arms
Ropemakers (The)
Shave Cross Inn
Tanners
The Ropemakers
The West Bay
Tiger Inn
Woodman Inn

Restaurant

Cafe Bean
George Hotel
Haddon House Hotel
Riverside Restaurant
Shave Cross Inn
The Ropemakers
The West Bay

Self-Catering

Classic Cottages
Dream Cottages
Farm & Cottage Holidays
Highlands End Holiday Park

Solicitor

John Sowerby
Milne & Lyall

Taxi

A L C Cabs
Abacus Taxis
Bridport Taxis
Harbour Light Taxis
West Dorset Taxis

Vet

Haydon Veterinary Group

Sports Clubs

Bridport CC (Cricket)
Bridport Reserves (Amateur Football)
Bridport TC (Tennis)

Shops

The Book Shop
Gemmas Flowers
Boots
Swallowdale Nurseries
CW Groves & Son
Creature Comforts
Blakey & Griffin Ltd
I J Brown Partnership
Steptoes

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Douglas Read
Waterstones
Carphone Warehouse
Becklands Farm
Bothen Hill Produce
Fruits of the Earth
Leakers Bakery
Modbury Farm
Superdrug
The Green Yard Cafe
Toby Jug
Joe's Cafe
The Old Watchouse Cafe
Harbour Cafe
The Dairy Maid
Husseys the Bakers
Balson & Sons
Rawles Butchers
Washingpool Farm Shop
Westway Water Garden Store
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Lavender Blue
Headful
Aladdins Cave
Specsavers
ABC Blinds
Carpet World
Batten & Case
Lilliput Textiles
Bridfish Smokery
Hair By David
Bridport Lighting Centre
Becca’s Quilt Emporuim
Zoe’s Cakes
Sally's Cook Shop

Antiques

Old Albion

Activities

Flying Frenzy Paragliding Ltd(Airsports)

Places to Stay near Bridport

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The Bull Hotel (0.14 miles)

The Bull Hotel
At The Bull Hotel, an 1850s coaching inn in food-fabulous Dorset, Regency elegance is meted out with a modern eye for detail in a relaxed gastropub. Stripped wooden floors and well-chosen antiques partner bold-print papers ... More | visit website
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Bridge House Hotel (0.29 miles)

The BRIDGE HOUSE HOTEL is situated on the eastern edge of Bridport town centre, next to the River Asker and gardens which follow the river's course. It is a town house built in 1760 to ... More | visit website
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Eype's Mouth Country Hotel (1.44 miles)

Eype

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Set in the small Dorset village of Eype, Eype's Mouth Country Hotel is a family run 18 bedroom hotel with superb sea views. The hotel occupies a unique position on the Heritage ... More

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The George (1.56 miles)

The George
The George is a family run friendly pub offering excellent dining and comfortable affordable accommodation in the heart of Dorsets famous Jurassic Coast. We have just been newly refurbished for 2011 in our ground floor ... More | visit website
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Haddon House Hotel (1.62 miles)

Haddon House Hotel

At Haddon House Hotel in West Bay, West Dorset, we offer comfortable hotel accommodation with en-suite bathrooms, good food in a wonderful environment.
With a friendly bar offers superiour hotel accommodation in Bridport. Haddon House is ... More | visit website

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Bridport Arms (1.68 miles)

Bridport Arms

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Bridport Arms is a Thatched Inn right on the beach at West Bay, an ideal base for walking, fishing and fossil hunting along the Jurassic coast line.Afterwards why not relax ... More

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The Old Lime Kiln (2.09 miles)

The Old Lime Kiln
At The Old Lime Kiln we offer quality bed and breakfast accommodation in the pretty, quiet village of Shipton Gorge, situated just 2 miles from the historic bustling market town of Bridport. The World Heritage ... More | visit website
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The Loft (2.54 miles)

The Loft

The Loft is a high quality self catering holiday apartment in the centre of Chideock, Dorset, a historic village within minutes of the beach at Seatown and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Perfect for long or ... More | visit website

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Seahill (2.93 miles)

Seahill

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The little country lane beside this delightful thatched cottage ends at the sea, just 1 2 mile away, where visitors will find a friendly beachside pub and ... More

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Classic Cottages (3.26 miles)

Classic Cottages
A busy and thriving market town, Bridport is one of the most popular gateways to the Jurassic Coast. The town still has three weekly markets, including a farmer’s market. Shopping in Bridport reveals its strong ... More

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