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The third volume of this popular series, which previously explored coastal Dorset, now heads inland.
Your historical tour begins in the delightful, bustling market town of Wimborne Minster, adorned by the magnificent Church of St Cuthberga, complete with its enchanting Quarterjack, a truly wonderful Model Town and a variety of majestic bridges. It then heads westwards with highlights including the Georgian town of Blandford Forum, which was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1731; Milton Abbas, where villagers were once evicted on the whim of a local landowner; Tolpuddle, which still resonates with the proud legacy of its famous Martyrs; the grand county town of Dorchester, which dates back to Roman times and is so closely linked to literary heroes Thomas Hardy and William Barnes; the picturesque village of Cerne Abbas, adorned by its famous chalk giant; and the pretty town of Beaminster, near the border with both Somerset and Devon, before concluding over 900 feet above sea-level on Pilsdon Pen, offering spectacular views for miles around.
You will visit towns and villages brimming with their own very individual stories and legends, which ensures an unforgettable journey.