Travel: England – A visit to Georgian town Blandford Forum, Dorset

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After our rural walk in and around Sturminster Newton (see last weeks post), we went to Blandford Forum. Read on to find out more about what makes this little town so special!

Blandford Forum is a market town in Dorset. It is located on the banks of the river Stour, the longest river in Dorset.

What makes this town so special is, that in the early 18th century, it nearly completely burned down. Much of the town however was rebuilt and as so many buildings where built in the same era, this town is the most complete Georgian town in England.

In front of the church, a monument was erected by one of the architects that rebuilt the town.

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There’s plenty to see and do in and around Blandford Forum. If you want to have a bit of a cultural trip, you can visit the Blandford Museum which tells the intriguing story of the fire and the rebirth of the town. Another museum in Blandford is the Fashion Museum, which is located in Lime Tree House, a beautiful Georgian building.

 

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Lime Tree House, home to the Blandford Fashion Museum

 

If you want to spend your time a bit more active, you can have a go on the walking and cycling paths in and around Blandford Forum. More information can be found in the Tourist Information Centre.

And then there are of course lots of shops, cafes, restaurants and boutiques… We had lunch in ‘The Greyhound’, an old coaching inn with a fabulous interior and a lovely garden. We could do with a fresh pint or two as it was such a hot day!

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We enjoyed our little walk through this beautiful town! Scroll down for more pics 🙂

Love, Kathleen

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In front of the Fashion Museum.

 

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