ARTSIE DORSET
The elegant Art Deco interior of the Electric Palace

So Many Things to Do in West Dorset

ARTSIE DORSET

We do very well in West Dorset for the arts with a vibrant local scene with national artists and shows also paying us a call. The area itself has also been an inspiration, most notably for Thomas Hardy.

BE INSPIRED

Time Torn Man, Claire Tomlinson

The acclaimed biography of Thomas Hardy, it will help you to follow in his footsteps. Each cottage has a copy.

Rogue Male, Geoffrey Houseman

If you haven’t read it, there is a copy in each of the cottages. Widely recognised as one of the best fugitive novels of all time, much of the action is set in Chideock and if you take a walk up Hell Lane the descriptions in the novel will come alive.

Why Not Visit These Magnificent Houses and Gardens?

MAPPERTON HOUSE

A magnificent Jacobean House and romantic Italiante gardens. Regular programme of events. (image courtesy of Garden Visit) Visit Website
Mapperton House courtesy of Garden Visit
Forde Abbey

forde abbey

Originally a Cistercian monastery, over 900 years old and home to the stunning Mortlake Tapestries. Regular programme of events. (Image courtesy of Dorset Council) Visit Website

MAX GATE

Thomas Hardy’s house, open daily near Dorchester (image courtesy of Visit Dorset) Visit Website
Max Gate

Be Entertained Too

Hat Festival Bridport News

BRIDPORT FESTIVALS

Jurassic Fields, Literary Festival and the one and only Bridport Hat Festival (image courtesy of Bridport News)

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ELECTRIC PALACE

Music, comedy, live theatre screenings, film and more in Bridport.

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Bridport Electric Palace
Bridport Arts Centre

BRIDPORT ARTS CENTRE

Theatre, poetry, exhibitions.

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MARINE THEATRE

Music, theatre, including live screenings, film and literary in Lyme Regis.

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Marine Theatre Lyme Regis
Midlands Farm Holiday Cottages