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Claire

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My house is very conveniently located for visitors to Bryanston school as it is just outside the school gates.
Bryanston School
My house is very conveniently located for visitors to Bryanston school as it is just outside the school gates.
Food Scene
If you want to try something a bit different for your evening meal - try the town's Nepalese restaurant. Its staff are delightful and the food is spicy but not greasy. Yum.
Namaste Gurkha
11 East St
If you want to try something a bit different for your evening meal - try the town's Nepalese restaurant. Its staff are delightful and the food is spicy but not greasy. Yum.
Blandford has lots of coffee shops and cafés for you to explore. The chic Café Soba is the closest (and nicest).
Cafe Soba
8 West St
Blandford has lots of coffee shops and cafés for you to explore. The chic Café Soba is the closest (and nicest).
Friendly staff and delicious coffee and food
The Yellow Bicycle Cafe
30a Salisbury St
Friendly staff and delicious coffee and food
The Crown is the local big hotel owned by the local brewery, Hall and Woodhouse. They serve decent food and it has a nice garden for the summer.
Crown Hotel
The Crown is the local big hotel owned by the local brewery, Hall and Woodhouse. They serve decent food and it has a nice garden for the summer.
The Museum Inn is a gorgeous pub/restaurant. If you want to go there, book ahead to make sure you get a table :)
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locals recommend
The Museum Inn
10
locals recommend
The Museum Inn is a gorgeous pub/restaurant. If you want to go there, book ahead to make sure you get a table :)
Really top notch seafood with stunning views of Brownsea Island and Poole Harbour. Pre-booking is essential!
23
locals recommend
Shell Bay Seafood Restaurant
23
locals recommend
Really top notch seafood with stunning views of Brownsea Island and Poole Harbour. Pre-booking is essential!
The Anchor at Shapwick is a good honest British pub with excellent food. Situated in the heart of a beautiful village close to Badbury Rings and Kingston Lacy.
Anchor Inn Shapwick
The Anchor at Shapwick is a good honest British pub with excellent food. Situated in the heart of a beautiful village close to Badbury Rings and Kingston Lacy.
Drinks & Nightlife
My local pub is the closest pub to the Hall and Woodhouse brewery, about 200 m from where the beer is made. They do simple pub meals that rarely disappoint, and the beer is good.
The Stour Inn
My local pub is the closest pub to the Hall and Woodhouse brewery, about 200 m from where the beer is made. They do simple pub meals that rarely disappoint, and the beer is good.
Sightseeing
23
locals recommend
National Trust - Kingston Lacy House
23
locals recommend
Parks & Nature
Iron Age hill fort
Badbury Rings
Iron Age hill fort
Absolutely breathtaking views from the top of the highest hill fort in the area, lovely nature to be seen including rare chalkland butterflies and glow-worms!
Hambledon Hill
Absolutely breathtaking views from the top of the highest hill fort in the area, lovely nature to be seen including rare chalkland butterflies and glow-worms!
Iconic Dorset landmark
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locals recommend
Durdle Door
18
locals recommend
Iconic Dorset landmark
Getting Around
The bus stop is around a 6 minute walk from my house. Buses to Poole and Salisbury depart from here.
Crown Hotel (Bay D)
The bus stop is around a 6 minute walk from my house. Buses to Poole and Salisbury depart from here.
Poole is the closest railway station
Poole
Poole is the closest railway station
Although not the closest station, rail links to London are better and usually cheaper from Salisbury.
Railway Station
Although not the closest station, rail links to London are better and usually cheaper from Salisbury.