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Things to do in Bridport, Dorset


Bridport was once the focus for the rope and networking industry in the 13th century, hence the long, narrow rope-walks used originally for twisting and drying the cord and twine made in Bridport. Today it is dominated by the Georgian Town Hall, built in 1786. Its medieval Chantry House also attracts much interest. Visit the Bridport Museum and follow the Ropemaker's Apprentice as he guides you through the history of this Saxon town. Bridport is a hospitable place, a good place to browse and shop.

The BBC drama series 'Harbour Lights' was filmed one mile south of the town at West Bay, which is the harbour for Bridport. The harbour village is as busy and colourful as it has been portrayed in the series, with characteristic kiosks, fishing boats, pubs and restaurants serving delicious sea-fresh, sea food suppers. Other West Dorset locations used for 'Harbour Lights' include Symondsbury, Abbotsbury, Eype, Charmouth, Pyemore and Seatown.

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