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Dorset

County in England

Over 50% of the county of Dorset is admired, protected and internationally-recognised for its spectacular natural beauty. The Jurassic Coastline features many natural landmarks including Lulworth Cove, Chesil Beach and Durdle Door. The lush, pastoral landscapes of inland Dorset, including the rolling expanse of the Blackmore Vale, are archetypically English, and provided one of England's greatest writer's, Thomas hardy, with the dramatic setting for many of his novels.

Hardy was born in Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, in 1840, and spent most of his life in Dorset. Many enchanting and picturesque areas of his home county have been immortalised in his work. Dorchester is thinly disguised as Casterbridge in his novel, The Mayor of Casterbridge, and many of the town's buildings and landmarks can still be identified today.

Being a predominantly rural county, around half of Dorset's population reside in the south-east. The vibrant and hustling resort towns of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch provide a delightful contrast to the county. Use the links below for more information on Dorset. Alternatively, try searching for a district, town or village in the county.

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Welcome to yourlocaweb.co.uk Dorset a local part of our national directory website...

See all that’s happening locally in Dorset with our local pages featuring... local scene pictures and a free local business directory for all traders and businesses...

See local sports & leisure clubs • local organisations • local hotels and restaurants • holiday travel services • online retailers • local service providers and many more....

All local directory listings are promoted nationally but primarily the local directory listings are focused for here in Dorset and the local surounding area and can be viewed by using the easy page content buttons shown above... why not explore our Dorset pages to see and find out more...


In today’s spotlight - See our local scene pictures...

It's often said "a picture paints a thousand words” and our fascinating local scene pictures of Dorset can't fail to interest those of all ages with most kindly provided by local photographers... 

Why not upload your favourite local scene pictures for others to see and enjoy!


Is your business listed in our Dorset local business directory?

Why not look to see now...

It takes just seconds and with an astonishing 40 million UK visitors we genuinely help to promote local traders - online retailers - professional services and new enterprises on both a local and national scale - the best part is... It's completely free and super easy!

To make sure you're not missing out simply see the Dorset local business directory button found at the top of the page above


Looking for lost friends & family... why not try our free genealogy notice board?

– Posted Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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