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Welcome to Dorset

Blandford

Blandford is a beautiful Georgian market town in the heart of the County and between the Cranborne Chase and Blackmore Vale. The surrounding countryside is dotted with historic hill forts, giving it that quintessential rolling English countryside, rich in wildlife and diversity. The town was completely rebuilt following a devastating fire in the Georgian style, giving it a unique, planned style. The large market square is home to a weekly farmers market and various events throughout the year, including the famous Georgian Fayre. The Great Dorset Steam Fair is held at Tarrant Gunville and is the world’s largest steam fair.

Charlton Marshall.

This lovely sprawling village lies along the River Stour and up into beautiful open farmland.  A walkers paradise with a huge network of footpaths, including the former railway line called the trailway.

 

Local Attractions.
Just five miles from Blandford is the National Trust’s Kingston Lacey. This beautiful manor house and gardens has been meticulously restored and offers a splendid day out for the whole family. The expansive gardens are a pleasure to stroll through, with garden centre, games for the children, cafe and a lovely woodland walk.

Barfoot Farm produces delicious ice cream, from locally sourced milk.  You can relax free of charge in the beautiful gardens and enjoy a picnic.

Gorcombe Farm offers all the thrills and spills of an outdoor activity centre.  The farm offers 10 activities to choose from, including quadbiking, archery, dirt buggies and clay shooting.  It is open all year and will suit any party size.

The Royal Signals Museum based on the camp at Blandford, the museum offers a fascinating incite into the work of the Signals core, housing the national collection of military communications equipment.  Current displays include cyber warfare and satellite communications.

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