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Poundbury

Dorchester, England
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Ranked #17 of 23 Attractions in Dorchester
Type: Neighborhoods
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- Aug 31, 2014
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Poole, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
55 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Have to admit that we wouldn't be really attracted to living in a new town - but we were keen to see one of our future King's pet projects! On the one hand, it is certainly a welcome change from a lot of new build in the UK. The design of some of the properties is appealing - and the... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Poundbury really is a lovely place to visit. There's a a park, a garden centre with a great place to eat and some really nice cafes and shops. The problem is it just feels... empty. You feel as if you've walked into toy-town but nobody's there. If Poundbury really had a centre or a community it would be a lovely... More

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Poundbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great experience! Music, kitchen cooking demos, lots of food, near to park with young children's play area, farmers market with some of the best meat ever, near to garden centre and cafés. Not to be missed. If you have not been to see this it is a must do Saturday morning event. The yearly Festival is all day with music... More

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Portland, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
27 helpful votes 27 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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