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Small-Group Tour Visiting The Life and Times of Thomas Hardy from Dorset
"Leaving from Dorset you visit Portland (Isle of Slingers).The Isle of Portland joined to the mainland by the narrow strand of Chesil Beach is the setting for The Well-Beloved written by Hardy and published in 1897.Pass through Weymouth or Budmouth Regis as Hardy called it. Hardy worked as an architect here between 1869-1870 and the town features in Under the Greenwood Tree.You then move on to Dorchester or Casterbridge as Hardy refered to it. You visit the Thomas Hardy Statue his house Max Gate designed by Hardy in 1885 and a walk around the market town of Dorchester.On to the evocative cob and thatch cottage - birthplace of Thomas Hardy. Here you will spend time using the visitor centre near Hardy's Cottage in the heart of Hardy Countr""
From GBP70.00
 
Private one-day luxury guided tour of Poldark TV-series locations from Cornwall
"This is a luxury Private tour for up to 6 people. You'll be picked up in a Land Rover Discovery from your hotel for our journey reliving the life times and locations for Ross Poldark's epic tales.First stop is historic Charlestown which was used to depict Truro in the show.The old port and tall ships are sure to transport your mind back to the times of Ross Poldark .We'll then head for Chu Gunwalloe. This attractive sandy cove is overlooked by the tiny church of St Wynwaloe dating from the 13th century. The cove was the location for the night time ship wreck scene which relived the coves real smuggling history.After lunch (not included) the next location is beautiful Porthgwarra Beach location for the steamy skinny dipping scene from the series. Once a thriving fishing cove the crystal clear sea and views from the coast path are exhilarating and you can still see the evidence of the smugglers of yesteryear.Departing Porthgwarra
From GBP255.00
 
One-day Private Guided Tour of Poldark TV-Series Locations from Devon
"This is a luxury Private tour for up to 6 people. You'll be picked up in a Land Rover Discovery from your hotel for our journey reliving the life times and locations for Ross Poldark's epic tales.First stop is historic Charlestown which was used to depict Truro in the show. The old port and tall ships are sure to transport your mind back to the times of Ross Poldark. You'll then head for C Gunwalloe. This attractive sandy cove is overlooked by the tiny church of St Wynwaloe dating from the 13th century. The cove was the location for the night time ship wreck scene which relived the coves real smuggling history.After lunch (not included) the next location is beautiful Porthgwarra Beach location for the steamy skinny dipping scene from the series. Once a thriving fishing cove the crystal clear sea and views from the coast path are exhilarating and you can still see the evidence of the smugglers of yesteryear.Departing Porthgwarra
From GBP255.00

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Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park

During the First World War the estate was purchased by the Hanburys,a well known family who also owned La Morola in Italy.In the Second World War,the estate was taken over by the American Armed...
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Roman Town House

The Roman Town House was my favourite attraction in Dorchester, besides Maiden Castle of course. I found it really fascinating and interesting and stayed here for a long time. Unfortunately the...
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Dorset County Museum

Dorset County Museum is one of the main sights in Dorchester and it shows many things of very different topics connected to Dorset. First of all, the building itself is interesting from the outside,...
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Max Gate - Thomas Hardy

As i had already visited the first home of Thomas Hardy (where he was born) last year i thought it was about time that i made a visit to Max Gate,the home that he designed himself.This grand old house...
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Teddy Bear Museum

Haha, please don't make fun of me - but yes, I really visited the Teddy Bear Museum in Dorchester. I walked past it and thought it looked cute, and so I walked in. Although I now only own one teddy...
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Sculpture by the Lakes - Park

THE BEAUTY OF NATURE WITH BEAUTIFUL ART. This little piece of paradise can be found close to the market town of Dorchester.It is where you will find one of the most beautiful and unique sculpture...
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Dinosaur Museum

From the outside, this boarded up old brick house looks rather dull, but the reason for the boards is because the inside has been turned into a museum with displays. The Jurassic Coast being just a...
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Thomas Hardy's Birthplace

This delightful cob and thatch cottage,which is situated in woodland close to the town of Dorchester is where the famous novelist and poet Thomas Hardy was born.Although trained as an architect...
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"Mai Dun, Durnovaria and Dorchester..."
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freya_heaven

"Dorchester"
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Sjalen

"Hardy's Town"
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"Dorchester"
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"A hommage to Thomas Hardy"
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