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There are some interesting links from our "Places of Interest" page that will give you some great ideas for things to do in the area. We have provided you with a few more below:-
Wander around the monthly Farmers Market in Dorchester
Held on the last Saturday in the month
Locally produced cheeses, bread and cakes, fresh fish, crab,
lobster, wines, chutney, honey etc.
Organic meats, sausages, pies and smoked foods
Sample some of the best local produce available
On most days of the week a stall in the high street
offers local fresh fish + shellfish.
Poundbury, the new village near Dorchester inspired by
HRH Prince of Wales holds a large Farmers Market on the first Saturday of the month.
see this link for all Dorset Markets and dates
There are many pubs and restaurants in the area ranging from bar snacks to fine dining, most offer a wide range of ales and wines some locally produced.
Just a few minutes drive, a village pub and restaurant serving
good food and local ales.
The Frampton Arms at Moreton
The Wise Man Inn at West Stafford...village pub, excellent cuisine
or try ..........The Martyrs Inn at Tolpuddle
or Fine Dining at Yalbury Cottage Restaurant 5 minutes drive along the lane
A comprehensive list of events in Dorset
Guided fossil walks and Rock Pool Rambles from Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre...all year
The National Trust has a programme of events that will interest all ages.
English Heritage Event Planner
Spring is Here......Abbotsbury Sub Tropical gardens February until end April
Moreton Flower Festival in the parish church Whitsun week-end
Fantastic Food Festival in Dorchester 10 -12 May
Baby Swans at Abbotsbury Swannery 13 May - 30 June
Thomas Hardy Explorer half day tours 1 July to 30 Sept
Dorset Seafood Festival 13/14 July
Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival 19 - 21 July
The Great Dorset Steam Fair Wed 28 Aug to Sun 1 Sept 2013
Dorset County Show 7and 8 Sept 2013 ......... premier country show, interest for all ages
Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival 14/15 Sept 2013
Abbotsbury sub Tropical Garden.........Floodlights in the Garden 16 October - 3 November
Wimborne Food Festival 26/27 October 2013
For delivery of groceries to your cottage Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsburys online ordering is available
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