The 8 best places to live in Dorset
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Picture postcard villages and towns in the lush rolling hills (over half the county is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and on the iconic Jurassic coast, with a thriving cultural scene and a plethora of local food and drink producers (prepare to let out your waistband).
Probably Bournemouth's hippest, most cosmopolitan area stuffed with places to eat, drink and shop – and just 15mins walk to the beach.
Lying between two rivers, the sea and the New Forest, the harbourside town boasts an idyllic location - and much more.
A bustling town with pretty streets and courtyards, period buildings, independent shops and whopping weekend markets.
Georgian streets, independent shops and eateries, an ancient harbour (and even more ancient fossils) on offer at this pretty seaside town on the Jurassic Coast.
Sometimes known as London-by-the-sea, the town has a vibrant community, rich cultural scene, indie shopping and eateries. Surrounded by stunning countryside and just a mile and half to the sea.
The historic county town of Dorset, Dorchester is great for families with very good schools, close proximity to the Jurassic coast as well glorious countryside.
Sleepy hilltop town nestled within the Blackmore Vale in North Dorset, with indie shops, cafes and restaurants and one of the UK's most iconic views at Gold Hill.
The picture postcard market town in north west Dorset has gorgeous medieval and Georgian properties, an eclectic array of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, excellent schools, a magnificent abbey and not one but two castles.