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Address: Dorchester, England
Phone Number: 01305257250
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As a phenomenon, Poundbury is worth a visit. It's easy to park nearby and to walk round. Much larger than I thought, now about 1000 houses a local told us, and with more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Kirtlington
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

As a phenomenon, Poundbury is worth a visit. It's easy to park nearby and to walk round. Much larger than I thought, now about 1000 houses a local told us, and with more building on-going. It's a very calm, tidy middle-class enclave, but what else would it be?

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

the place is a dispiriting collection of mock-Tudor and -Georgian buildings (some of the latter wd be nice is elsewhere) and a few sad shops; one so-so pub; and a cereal factory. Very little sign of people (on the two visits we have made). If they exist, maybe they are only let out for half an hour a day. A... More 

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Berkshire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I am quite surprised to see this listed as an attraction though there is a café in the middle if you can find it. It is a rarified version of a new housing development with all the features that go with such a place, "quirky" building styles, confusing road layouts and a belief that pedestrian and vehicle can mix.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This is nothing more than a toy village in brick and mortar, as dictated by the duchy of Cornwall. In terms of history; there is none. This, despite its faux-victorian facade, is but a couple of years old. Building work has been pretty much constant. There are no real landmarks, as everything is made out of the same sandstone blocks.... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Loved this restaurant/pub. It is situated in the heart of Prince Charles Poundbury. We had a fab meal, it was well served and looked perfect on the plate. I had duck and it is a must to try fabulous. The staff are excellent. There is good disability facilities with a flat entrance at the side of the building. Give this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Poundbury is split into the village and the new town by the main Bridport road out of Dorchester. All the land is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall and it is an extension of Dorchester. The Poundbury masterplanner, Leon Krier, has done an excellent job in bringing Chelsea to Dorset. What a delight it is! The post-modernist architecture has been... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The best place in Dorchester to get lost! No road markings, very limited disabled parking. A very confusing place.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a Modern housing estate trying its best to be a old village ,it's very quite and has a strange feel to it , there's so many nice original villages with in a couple of miles why bother going o see poundbury

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The concept of Prince Charles, Poundbury has many elegant buildings, together with a few surprises. Wide spaces and good groupings are to be found everywhere, whilst the detail of buildings lives up to the Prince's ideals. Could it be a little too peaceful and serene? It's hard to say. Definitely worth a visit.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

While driving through the Poundbury Estate, in Dorchester, the other day, I was intrigued by the diversity of locations and businesses there The creativity of the whole location was quite something. It seem to be saying... "Come explore...." I stopped at the Garden Centre belonging to the Gardens Group. The staff in the restaurant were special... I was just asking... More 

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Address: Dorchester, England
Phone Number: 01305257250
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester

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