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Address: , Dorchester, England
Phone Number: 01305257250
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A human experiment that has gone sadly wrong

I have a close relative that lives in Poundbury and therefore visit weekly. What was on the onset a great plan, to build a town with interesting architecture and characterful... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Chard, United Kingdom
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Interesting new build estate, stylish buildings where a bit of thought has gone into them. Wish all new villages were designed like this

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Awful looking place and the best part of it is the drive out! Typical 'dream child' of a member of Royalty...perhaps he should live there and see how he likes it?

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Really interesting place to pop in and see - easy to walk around and experience something a bit different. Worth a visit.

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Chard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I have a close relative that lives in Poundbury and therefore visit weekly. What was on the onset a great plan, to build a town with interesting architecture and characterful buildings with diverse residents, has gone sadly wrong. Whilst there is work there, many unable to afford the house prices which are at a premium, so the commuting times from... More 

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Poundbury, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Numerous cafes and restaurants but some are well hidden round corners. I have heard people say that they could not find anywhere to get a coffee and I could count seven places within five minutes walk. You either love it or hate it! We have lived here for two and a half years and we would never move away. It... More 

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Derbyshire
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249 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I expected to find a small model town or large model village. This strange and sprawling housing estate is neither, though each individual building is interesting. The lack of architectural detail hints at the fact these were built on a budget, some to the extent they appear to be on a film set. There are some nice high end shops... More 

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Kirtlington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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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