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Poundbury

Dorchester, England
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Ranked #17 of 22 attractions in Dorchester
Type: Neighborhoods
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- Jul 20, 2014
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Portland, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

In my view an architectural masterpiecew, though I know it is not everybody's cup of tea. Well laid out, clean and tidy (the residents are very particular about that), with an amazing array of houses and buildings everywhere, but, foir me it hangs together very well. NIce to stop and walk around, as well as a simple drive through -... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

There are no well-priced stores or sandwich shops in the area. It is mostly deserted but maybe that’s a good thing as the people of Poundbury are some of the most obnoxious people ever, which is amusing considering some of the half million pound houses back on to social housing! Having read some other reviews I would have to agree... More

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Weird little place, everything is so convienent but it is very eeary walking round this area. I wouldn't reutrn as it was just too strange but all the same it is a lovely location and very clean

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Epsom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

What a pleasant surprise. From distance looks like Dartmoor prison. Up close it is a delightful, new unspoilt location. Full of charm & class. The garden centre is a diamond in the rough. Beautiful.

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Mandurah, Australia
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286 reviews 286 reviews
47 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Poundbury is Prince Charles' 'baby' and although many architects poo-pooh it, it is beloved by those who live there. Pretty cottages, imposing mansions and gorgeous gardens abound. There is a Poundbury Village stores, a pub, various cafes and restaurants and a small Waitrose supermarket. Doctors, dentists, beauty salons etc so it has everything.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Went to Poundbury after first spotting it on the skyline thinking it was a newly built prison, this was due to the fact from the main road all you see is tall towers and roof tops, but I was pleasantly surprised when we got there. It was a very unusual place with lovely buildings all made to look old yet... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We visit often as it is like nowhere else - except perhaps Disney's celebration. It is lovely to walk round but such a bizarre place which feels like an empty film set.

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dorset uk
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I like visiting poundbury as it is still in its developmental stage and is forever changing. There are more shops to visit now and some really nice little eateries dotted amongst the buildings. The shops are lovely and the staff are always eager to show you round.

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Each visit to Poundbury brings about the same feeling of a closed up village. It is very quiet with very few people ever on the streets . A shame for what could be a vibrant, lovely place with its varied housing stock and lovely few shops - a pity that it is developing so slowly.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

There's something of The Prisoner about Poundbury - except that it's on a much bigger scale. Exit the real world and enter a parallel universe of eclectic architecture and well-considered town planning that is absolutely unique. We drove up and down so many of the little streets and roadways that all seem to cleverly interconnect and exude their own atmosphere... More

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