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Address: Dorchester, England
Phone Number: 01305257250
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Poundbury

Poundbury is an urban extension of nearby Dorchester built in a sort of neo-Georgian style. Strongly influenced by HRH Prince Charles, it is most definitely urban rather than a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jeff1903
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King's Lynn

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high wycombe
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

went on a patchwork course in pound bury yesterday and have visited previously. Lovely architecture in loads of mixed old styles. very clean place but something is missing and we couldn't quite decide what - may be a lack of people on the street and its a bit stepford wifeish and unreal.

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Thank sylvia h
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49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always drop into Pounsbury when we are passing, which is quite often. Quirky town with a mixture of building styles, encouraged by Prince Charles in the beginning and still supported by him. Duchy land originally, not sure if he still has a financial interest. Nice to wander around with some interesting shops, although a little disjointed and no real centre... More 

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King's Lynn
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48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Poundbury is an urban extension of nearby Dorchester built in a sort of neo-Georgian style. Strongly influenced by HRH Prince Charles, it is most definitely urban rather than a village. With high density housing and shops and industry it is fascinating to wander round if you are interested in urban planning. People will disagree about how successful the end result... More 

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Thank Jeff1903
Vancouver, Canada
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67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a reason why Poundbury is built right next to the A35/A37 - it's so you can zip right by and/or get the hell away! Creepiest fake town that isn't even a little Lego village, built to satisfy Prince Charles' whimsy based on his (total lack of education in the field of) architecture experience. Weird remake of Ye Olde England... More 

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Thank AWC886
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This monstrosity has been built with one purpose in mind only, to make Charles even more money than he and his family already have. It has been carried out with no thought for the locals. 4 story buildings on top of hills, architecture completely wrong for Dorchester, it's not Whitehall or Bath. And why called Poundbury, there was already a... More 

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Thank sammyb55
Poole, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poundbury, just up the road from Dorchester provides an interesting excursion into modern-build .properties that hark back to a bygone era, sort of pseudo Georgian. There are some shops but other than that although the properties are obviously occupied, the area has a 'ghost-town' feel about it. a pity really.

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Thank thompsonjstjet
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We visited this development for the third time recently and were impressed to find that it is still well cared for and what's more the new building there was outstanding. The level of workmanship on the public buildings soon to open was most impressive. Not an easy place to find your way around but just study the maps and you... More 

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Thank Diane R
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

What was once beautiful rolling Dorset farmland has been transformed over recent years into one of the biggest blots on the landscape you will ever see. The roads are dangerous as there are no markings making it difficult to know where cars should be.In addition, traffic seems to go where it wants with total disregard to pedestrians or other road... More 

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Thank Sheila L
london
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112 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Its a great town,with excellent roads,pathways Lots of development taking place Great Waitrose in Queen Mother Sq

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Thank clivebear
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

At the moment it has to be said it's a ' work in progress ' but so different and special, all different styles of buildings connected to the Royal family, especially the Queen Mum. I can't imagine anywhere to compete with it and its olde worlde charm except perhaps Port Meirion in North Wales, but that is not a real... More 

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