Dorset’s Jurassic coast was the first location in the world to feature on the UNESCO World Heritage list. It’s of particular historical interest because of the rich vein of dinosaur and prehistoric remains to have appeared along the coastline. It’s also spectacularly beautiful and well worth a visit.
The first recorded UFO sighting in the UK occurred in Fleet, Dorset in 1733. The term ‘UFO’ didn’t come into common use until 200 years later.
Legend has it that the ancient hillfort of Bradbury Rings was the site of a fierce battle in which King Arthur killed 160 Saxon warriors.
The county has some lovely claims, it’s home to the UK’s oldest post box which was erected in 1853, has seen 5 monarchs and bears the initials of Queen Victoria. Dorset is home to Britain’s bendiest road, the B3081 that is known locally as ‘Zig Zag Hill’. It was also the birthplace of the Boy Scout movement.
Dorset doesn’t have a motorway. On the whole driving is slower in Dorset but when the views are so good, what’s the hurry?!?
The Dorset Naga is one of the hottest chillies in the world scoring on the 923,000 Scoville scale. That’s 400 times fiercer than Tabasco Sauce , it’s so hot you have to wear gloves just to handle it and must have a fire extinguisher on hand before eating one (ok, we made that last bit up, but you do need gloves, don’t say we didn’t warn you!)
Mary Anning was a palaeontologist and fossil lover who discovered a number of dinosaur remains and previously unknown species. She used to clean, polish and sell smaller finds and fossils to tourists and was the subject of the popular tongue twister. All day long she sits and shines… However, she was not allowed to join the Geological Society because she was a woman.
St Pauls Cathedral and Buckingham Palace are both made with Dorset stone. With Armishaws Dorset removals you won’t need to go to those lengths to impress the neighbours.
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An area of world-renowned scientific interest and incredible natural beauty, Dorset really is a little bit special. The beautiful coastline attracts thousands of visitors, there are the tourists but also fantastic birdlife and sea life. Whether you enjoy birding, fossil hunting or just want to get out and enjoy the great outdoors there are miles and miles of coast to explore.
You’ll also find rich history (no, not just the sharp-toothed scaly variety). Smugglers tales and legends run through the county which also produced some of Britain’s most feared pirates. Artists have also been inspired by Dorset, Enid Blyton created the Famous Five here, basing their adventures on the beaches and woodland found in the county.
While your Dorset removals don’t have to break the bank there are plenty of eye-watering prices with Sandbanks being one of the most expensive property hotspots in the world, and even beach huts in the area can set you back a pretty penny with some of the traditional wooden huts exchanging hands for six figure sums.
This most handsomely endowed fellow is most well-known for his 11-metre phallus. It’s rumoured to aid fertility for couples ‘doing what comes naturally’ on the site under a full moon.
Dorset’s most iconic landmark, this stunning structure can be viewed from the beach, from the cliff tops or by boat. It’s best to visit at first light to beat the crowds and get the best photos.
Dorset is home to the World Nettle Eating Contest and the World Knob Throwing competition. So, if you’re feeling sporty you could become a world champ in sunny Dorset.
In 1943 Tyneham Village was cleared when the area became a firing range during WWII. The uninhabited village still stands complete with pub, post office, school and homes.