Dorset  

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County of Dorset scenes, views, pictures, photographs, landscapes, locations, attractions and places of interest.   County of Dorset scenes, views, pictures, photographs, landscapes, locations, attractions and places of interest.

The County of Dorset has a long history of human settlement stretching back to the Neolithic era. The Romans conquered Dorset's indigenous Celtic tribe, and during the early Middle Ages, the Saxons settled the area and made Dorset a shire in the 7th century. The first recorded Viking raid on the British Isles occurred in Dorset during the 8th century and the black death entered England at Melcombe Regis in 1348.

Dorset is now well known for it's Jurassic Coast and has a varied landscape featuring elevated chalk downs, limestone ridges and clay valleys. Over half the county is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three-quarters of its coastline is a World Heritage Site that features notable landforms such as Lulworth Cove, the Isle of Portland, Chesil Beach and Durdle Door.

 


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  Tourist Information Centres in Dorset
Public Transport in Dorset

Images of Dorset
Rural Dorset
Abbotsbury Gardens & Swannery
The Dorset Page
The Tank Museum
The Swanage Heritage Railway
Jurassic Coast
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre
Jurassic Coast Line - A guide to the World Heritage Coast
Walks 4 Softies - A guide to walks in Dorset
St. John's Almshouse, Sherborne
Sherborne Old Castle