Attractions in Historic Houses

  • Come face to face with marine life from the furthest reaches of the globe.

  • The town museum tells the story of Bridport from its origins to the present day. Exhibits include those from the nearby Roman hillfort and from the rope and net making industries

  • The remains of Norman motte and bailey castle set overlooking the town and River Avon below.

  • Reputedly the longest parish church in England, the current building dates back to 1094. This grand church is built on the site of a 7th century Saxon Priory

  • Isolated cottage that was the home to T. E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia'). It was donated to the National Trust after Lawrence's death and is now a museum, dedicated to Lawrence.

  • One of the most picturesque airfields in the UK. Amenities include a Museum, Shop and Restaurant.

  • Ten acres of beautiful gardens, shops, restaurants, a delicatessen and regular events. Open 7 days a week.

  • Large 11th century castle that now lies in ruins since it was slighted in the English Civil War. It still cuts a majestic form dominating the village below

  • A model of the 17th century village with working water mill, situated in an acre of gardens. Courtyard tearoom and shop.

  • Large flat ledge and pool at the base of Jurassic Coast cliffs near Swanage. The platform is man-made, the result of quarrying

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