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Shipton Gorge

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The lesser known area of Shipton Gorge in West Dorset promises a blissful base to explore the idyllic Jurassic Coast. Esconded in countryside yet within easy reach of iconic Chesil beach; Shipton Gorge is a well-placed destination for seaside holidays.

Shipton Gorge, a Traditional Dorset Village Sitting between Dorchester and Bridport and within only two miles of Burton Bradstock, the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, Shipton Gorge is a pretty Dorset village boasting picturesque countryside vistas. Whilst there is no gorge, it is an interesting and pretty village with a thriving community spirit. A collection of thatched buildings, Saunders-Richardson woodland and a network of bridleways make a relaxing walking holiday where picture-perfect landscapes and views of the iconic Shipton Hill create the ultimate rejuvenating escape.

Activities in Dorset Sitting within a rural village yet just a short drive to the coast, Shipton Gorge allows visitors to take part in a range of both country pursuits and water activities. Children will enjoy Chesil beach and its 18 miles of golden sand as they hunt for the famous Jurassic Coast fossils armed with buckets and spades. The internationally acclaimed Tutankhamun Exhibition in Dorchester makes for an interesting visit where the pharaoh himself sits in prime position. Explore the local area by boat with a trip from West Bay. Dorset has all the makings for family-friendly holidays by the sea.

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