Dorset

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Dorset

Leave the Old Oak Park travel south on the A37 into Yeovil.

Yeovil

A town in South Somerset of Roman origin with ancient remains and the normal amenities, facilities and shops, located in narrow streets on cobbled roads with Georgian buildings. Points of interest are the County Court, Abbey Farm House, a grade I listed building, 1420 ham stone building and the 14th century Church of St John the Baptist.

Points of interest close by is the Museum of South Somerset a former 1720 coach house being a listed Georgian House located at Hendford. In Barwick is the Jack the Treacle Eater Monument and the Newton Surmaville a small park and house dating back to the early 17th century.

Yeovil

Yeovil

Yeovil St Johns

Yeovil St Johns

Yeovil

Resume trip travel west on A37 for 18 miles turn left B3147 for 2 miles into Dorchester stop and visit a fine example of early architecture.

Dorchester

A historic county market town of Dorset, located on the banks of the River Frome within the Frome Valley and south of the Dorset Downs. The town was formed in prehistoric times of the Iron Age, Saxon and Roman era. Noted for being the home of Thomas Hardy, on view is his home an 1885 house known as Max Gate and the 1884 Monument in the town. The historic architecture includes the Town House Ruins, the Maumbury Rings, being a Neolithic Hedge of ancient Britain. Two museums of interest are the Dorset Teddy Bear Museum and the Gothic style 1881 Dorset County Museum with many attractions, having a Victorian Gallery interior.

Dorchester

Dorchester

Dorchester Max Gate

Dorchester Max Gate

Dorchester

Dorchester

Resume trip south and travel on the A354 for 8 miles into Weymouth stop and visit

Weymouth

A seaside resort and town situated in Dorset in a sheltered bay on the English Channel Coast at the mouth of the River Wey, dating back to Georgian era. The Seafront Esplanade is full of historic architecture, with guest houses, hotels, eateries and tourist shops and a Victorian Jubilee Clock and King George III statue. The Esplanade has scenic views of the Pier, Pavilion Theatre, Bay and the curving arc sandy beach.

Weymouth

Weymouth

Weymouth

Weymouth

Weymouth

Weymouth