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Poundbury

Address: Dorchester, England
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Ranked #16 of 22 Attractions in Dorchester
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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London
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215 reviews 215 reviews
35 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Came here to show a date yesterday! I have a real passion for architecture and this development, on the outskirts of Dorchester, is a real eye opener. Although most modernist architects see it as a pastiche aberration, I like it for what it is - an attmept to recreate an 18th century townscape, fit for modern day living. It certainly... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Too many houses/appts close together,no signage to inform visitors where the places to eat are,you have to drive around and look ,which I find very irritating,and it causes traffic problems if you are trying to look and drive.I understand it is a ruling of Prince Charles but VERY hard to comprehend.I found the Picture House Cafe and can thoroughly recommend... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is Prince Charles wonderful village, it is worth a morning out if you are in Dorchester Dorset, to look around at the wonderful building architecture . It has so many different styles homes & apartments to look at. It is well serviced with coffee house that also serve great home cooked produce . "The Gallery on the Square "is... More 

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

As you approach Poundbury by road, you may at first think you are nearing a prison, its walls seem large and impressive. A bit closer, and it could be a military base left over from the Napoleonic Wars. And then you realise it is a lunatic asylum but one which people pay to live in. Why anyone should think that... More 

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Reigate
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11 reviews 11 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

This is an area of Dorchester everyone should at least drive through, at a slow pace. Walk if you must, but if you've an edge of paranoia about you~ beware the twitching curtains. Poundbury is straight out of the movie Waxworks, the shop facades are few, but are they real people in there? The Stepford Wives also comes to mind,... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

You love it or hate it. I hate it. It's like a film set. Many of the houses are built of blocks with a cement render. In time, and its already startng to happen it will crack and flake and look dreadfull.The mix of buildings is odd and some of teh larger blocks are really very big buildings and do... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

this is where the driving test center is so you get alot of learner drivers here, some pretty houses though, but weird road layouts and confusion on directions i am alright in the day but at night i get lost lol

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I really enjoyed the Festival which was held outside Waitrose at the start of August. Lots of stalls on a slightly windy day and a very wide, and sometimes well priced, selection of goods. We got three types of rape seed oil for a tenner. There was a special cooking competition which was well watched/attended. A local Nursery sold me... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Felt like we were intruding but had to see what this place was about. Fell in love with the place. Thankyou to Prince Charles for a wonderful idea.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

It's a bit of a carbuncle (to quote a well known source) but it's contributed to the economic renaissance of Dorchester. I doubt we would have had Brewery Sq without it. A bit like The Prisoner it is an exercise in collectivism versus individualism. Although I keep looking over my should for a large white balloon called Rover to envelop... More 

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