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Address: Dorchester, England
Phone Number: 01305257250
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A mixed bag

Well intentioned mould breaking development sponsored by the Prince of Wales. Some will like some of it, some will loath it, but whatever it is it is not mediocre !

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
david trevor j
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well intentioned mould breaking development sponsored by the Prince of Wales. Some will like some of it, some will loath it, but whatever it is it is not mediocre !

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Thank david trevor j
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A modern housing complex interspersed with individual shops and a garden centre with etal olives restaurant and one other cafe within the nursery. Unique lay out easy to get lost on the complex road system around it. Mainly housing of different designs. It is still being built.

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Thank annette l
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

An interesting place to visit and to stroll around but seems to lack both charm and warmth. Architecturally engaging but it often seems to be a ghost town with, often, a lack of people and not a lot going on (but it has got a good small Waitrose)

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Poundbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Poundbury is a development started in the 1990s by Prince Charles. Originally, most of the residents were retirees and people in affordable housing and there wasn't a lot of intergenerational interaction. That's all changed! The shops are quirky, the cafes are busy, the Garden Centre is well stocked and a good visit even if you don't need anything, especially at... More 

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1 Thank 1Lizard
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We visited recently during a stay in the area and found Poundbury to be delightful. Whilst obviously very much a place still evolving there was definitely a good feel and vibe to the established areas (Pummery Sq), the recently built areas (Buttermarket) and the areas under construction (Queen Mother Sq). Easy to both walk about (and with plenty of parking)... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

You just have to visit this town. It looks as if somebody just plonked a town in the middle of nowhere. I think the absence of mature trees makes it look so stark. Prince or planner? You decide.

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Thank fishypioneer
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Whilst on holiday in Dorset I noted Poundbury was not far away. I remember well when Prince "Charles initiated this project, A brand new village with todays standards. The architecture of the many houses is very interesting, You can park anywhere and walk the village which is quite extended now. It is a mixture of houses, some for holidays, perhaps... More 

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Thank Funnell2014
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We always find this place to be devoid of life. No children playing, no residents gardening or tending to their property, nobody out walking; all very odd

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1 Thank Paul S
Caledon, Canada
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119 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Hard to believe this is a new development, like stepping back in time !! Wonderful architecture and design, I wish I had more time to check it all out !!

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Thank cryyzac
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is so different to historic Dorchester. We drove round and saw nowhere to park as the roads were full of parked cars, but we didn't see a single soul walking around and very few cars driving around. Spooky almost (it was just after Halloween) - where were the people? The buildings have been made to look older due to... More 

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