Poundbury – a new town with a difference!

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As we were visiting the Dorset stretch of the Jurasssic Coast, we decided to take a short detour to Poundbury to see what it looks like for ourselves. Poundbury is a thriving new urban development on the outskirts of Dorchester, West Dorset. The town was designed by Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales who outlined his pioneering ideas in his 1989 book ‘A Vision of Britain’. It’s an experimental new town built on land owned by the Duchy of Cornwall.

Parking our car in Queen Mother Square we were charmed by the elegant mock Georgian architecture. On one side of the Square stands this impressive yellow building, opposite is a branch of Waitrose in an equally elegant building and at the far end of the Square a block of high end apartments are under construction. Waitrose, Poundbury

Walking round the town we found it to be a unique and fascinating…

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