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County - Dorset | Map
Tel code: 01258 | code search
Postcode: DT11 | code search
Population: 3000
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Blandford Forum Events

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Blandford Potato Day

May
Blandford Georgian Fayre

August
Great Dorset Steam Fair
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Ashmore Barn Farm
"Excellent in every way.A beautiful farm house set in a peaceful and stunning part of the dorset countryside. A very warm and friendly welcome through out our stay and ..." More

St Martin's House
"My wife and I had a lovely stay.room superb,bed very comfortable.Breakfast again excelent with home made jams and preserves .I had smoked haddock which was first class.A memorable stay and ..." More

St Martin's House
"My husband and I spent two nights at St. Martin's B and B in Blandford, Dorset. We we made very welcome and were extremely comfortable, staying in a large well appointed ..." More

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Blandford Forum is located on the banks of the River Stour in Dorset, which explains why its name comes from Blaen-y-ford meaning ‘the place near the ford’. The 13th century saw Blandford Forum as an important market town, enabling access by a bridge running over the Stour. In the 19th century accessibility was further improved by the addition of the railway and housing was being developed beyond the immediate town centre.
Blandford Forum boasts a Georgian style Market Place, and photographic records are able to illustrate how the area has retained its open style. Markets continue to run in the same place every Thursday and Saturday near the Church of St Peter and St Paul, which has stood grand in the Market Place since 1739 and is a fine example of the Georgian architecture that can be seen throughout the town.
Local attractions include the Royal Signals Museum at Blandford Army Camp, focusing on the history and significance of military communications, Blandford Museum and the Cavalcade of Costume Museum.
Annual celebrations take place in May for the Georgian Fayre, and September with Blandford Carnival and the week long, world-renowned Great Dorset Steam Fair. To mark the 400th anniversary of the granting of the Royal charter to Blandford Forum by King James I the town will be hosting an exciting variety of events throughout 2005, from a civil war re-enactment to an open air concert.

Accountant

Blandford Forum Financial Services Ltd
Lloyd-Allen Day & Co
Wellens

Attraction

Blandford Forum Museum
Chettle House
Milton Abbey
Royal Signals Museum

Camping

Inside Park (The)
True Lovers Knot

Classes

Dance - Janet Knight School of Dancing

Council

North Dorset District Council

Doctor

Eagle House Practice
Milton Abbas Practice
Whitecliff Mill Street Practice

Estate Agent

Chaffers
Connell Estate Agents
Forum Lettings
General Accident Property Services
Horder Vivien
Sheppards

Farmers Market

Blandford Farmers Market

Golf Club

Ashley Wood

Inn

Anvil Inn
Crown Hotel
Inn On The Chase
Talbot Inn
The Museum Inn

Market

Blandford Farmers Market
Blandford Forum Indoor Market
Blandford Forum Market
Craft Market in the Shambles

Performing Arts

Blandford Choral Society

Pub and Bar

Anvil Inn
Baker Arms
Charlton Inn
Hambro Arms
Stour Inn
True Lovers Knot
Wheatsheaf
White Horse

School

Bryanstone School
Clayesmore Prep School
Clayesmore School
Hanford School
Knighton House
Milton Abbey School

Self-Catering

Featherdown Farm
Inn On The Chase

Solicitor

Shoarns

Taxi

Abell Cars
Blandfords Oakwood Taxis
Edwards Taxis
Kens Radio Kabs
Kent Cabs
Riverside

Venue

Launceston Farm
Milton Abbey

Vet

Damory Veterinary Clinic

Sports Clubs

Blandford CC (Cricket)
Blandford TC (Tennis)

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Blandford United (Amateur Football)
Stourpaine (Amateur Football)

Shops

Sunflowers
Boots
Digwell Nursery
Healthy Pets
MJB & J Jones
Fowlers
Holland and Barratt
Millhouse Flowers
Box of Gifts
Scruples Coffee House
Willows Tea Rooms
Oxfords Bakery
Mato & Son Ltd
J Bilsland Butchers
RG & ME Belbin
Florabunda
The Sapling
Papyrus

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Blandford Chiropody Surgery
Hallmark Cards

Antiques

Beres Yard Antiques

Activities

Deer Park Riding Stables(Riding)

Places to Stay near Blandford Forum

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Portman Lodge (0.35 miles)

Portman Lodge
The building was originally a Music School built in the Victorian era and known as St. Martins. It later became a retirement home and then for approximately 20 years it was a “Restaurant with Accommodation” ... More | visit website
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Crown Hotel (0.61 miles)

Crown Hotel

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Crown Hotel sits on the edge of Blandford, with views of the Stour River's water meadows and the town. It has a gastro-style restaurant and a stylish, upmarket bar. The current hotel ... More

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Lower Bryanston Farm (0.94 miles)

Lower Bryanston Farm

We welcome you to stay at our family run, attractive Georgian farmhouse bed & breakfast, situated on the edge of the historic town of Blandford Forum. Our location is superb; in the heart of ... More | visit website

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Anvil Inn (1.72 miles)

Anvil Inn
Book OnlineThe Anvil Inn is a privately owned and maintained 16th Century thatched Hotel, Restaurant and Bar. Located in the pretty Dorset village of Pimperne 2 miles from Blandford Forum, the hotel ... More
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Langton Arms (3.66 miles)

Langton Arms
The Langton Arms, an attractive 17th century thatched inn, occupies a peaceful spot in the centre of Tarrant Monkton next to the church. Tarrant Monkton is a small thatched Dorset hamlet nestling in the Tarrant ... More | visit website
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True Lovers Knot (3.99 miles)

True Lovers Knot

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hi welcome to the stunning true lovers knot. set in the romantic dorset countryside in the heart of the tarrant valley we have 4 classically appointed rooms. all feature ensuite ... More

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The Talbot (4.59 miles)

The Talbot

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4 Star Visit Britain rating. Visit Britain prestigious Silver Accolade award.
Recently renovated and refurbished to a high standard, The Talbot, voted "Dorset Dining Pub of the Year", is a ... More
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Whispering Chimneys Bed & Breakfast (4.61 miles)

Whispering Chimneys Bed & Breakfast

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A large luxurious room avaiable in the heart of rural Dorset. The room is within a private self contained annex with it's own entrance. This is part of ... More

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Saxon Inn (5.28 miles)

Saxon Inn

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Visit this Dorset gem and you will not be disappointed. Nestling beneath Hambledon Hill, the Saxon Inn is one of the most delightful and picturesque country inns you could ever ... More

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Hilltop Barn (5.99 miles)

Hilltop Barn
Hilltop Barn is situated in the picturesque village of Winterborne Zelston. 1/4 mile from the A31, between Wimborne and Bere Regis and is ideally placed for visiting "Hardy Country". It is situated in a quiet ... More | visit website

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