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County - Dorset | Map
Tel code: 01300 | code search
Postcode: DT2 | code search
Population: 650
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Giant's Head Caravan & Camping Park
"Stayed here in tent with wife and 2 kids under eight. Once we paid were told to find our own pitch. Just one shower each (20p) for men and women. ..." More

Royal Oak
"My wife and I visited Cerne Abbas to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary and it was magical. The Pub is lovely and the historical details are fascinating. The ..." More

Giant's Head Caravan & Camping Park
"you NEED a car/transport to stay here as it is literally in the middle of nowhere. the facilities have not been updated for years - you need to pay 20p ontop ..." More

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The historic village of Cerne Abbass can be found along the A352 road between Dorchester and Sherborne, in the heart of the rural English county of Dorset. Cerne Abbass was founded around the Benedictine monastery that was built there in AD 987. The village is most famous, however, for a figure that is believed by many to date from the Iron Age. The Cerne Giant is a huge figure of a man cut into the hillside, famous for its huge phallus. Many believe that this figure is an ancient fertility symbol where Iron Age settlers would have performed their rituals. Whilst it is true that there is evidence of Iron Age settlers in the area, it is less certain that the Cerne Giant is genuinely from the Iron Age itself. There is no evidence of the Giant in written records or otherwise that dates back before the seventeenth century. This leads many historians to argue that the figure actually originates from around that time. Some even argue that the Benedictine monks of the local monastery would not have tolerated such a figure. Visitors can enjoy food and drink in some picturesque surroundings in pubs such as The New Inn, The Giant Inn and The Royal Oak.

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The New Inn (0.27 miles)

The New Inn
Charming 16th century coaching inn stands in the centre of Cerne Abbas which can be best described as one of the most beautiful villages in England.The building is steeped in history and much of the ... More | visit website
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Poachers Inn (2.68 miles)

Beautifully positioned in the little village of Piddletrenthide near Dorchester, The Poachers Inn has something for everyone. From the minute you walk through the door you can experience the traditional yet modern bar and restaurant ... More | visit website

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Chapel House (2.72 miles)

Chapel House

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Malcolm Scholes welcomes visitors to the casual and informal atmosphere of Chapel House, where guests can unwind and enjoy the comforts of this converted chapel, read a book or relax ... More | visit website

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Field Farmhouse (2.74 miles)

Field Farmhouse

Karen & Kevin Phillips welcome you to Field Farmhouse, where we pride ourselves on first class ensuite accommodation, food and friendly service and all set in the peaceful and picturesque Cerne Valley, ... More | visit website

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Domineys Cottages (2.76 miles)

Domineys Cottages
Each cottage is decorated, furnished & equipped to a very high standard. Immaculately maintained, with central heating, double glazing and fitted carpets. There is a wood burner, television and DVD in each living room. Each ... More | visit website
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Brace of Pheasants (3.26 miles)

Brace of Pheasants

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Carol and Phil Bennett welcome you to our 16th century thatched inn located in the heart of Hardy's Dorset. We have converted the old skittle alley and function room into ... More

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George Albert Hotel (3.41 miles)

George Albert Hotel
The George Albert hotel is a private, family owned hotel situated in the rolling Dorset hills. Offering all the modern facilities you would expect from a new hotel, it still retains a distinctive family atmosphere. The ... More | visit website
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White Horse Farm (3.82 miles)

White Horse Farm
Located in the rural Dorset in the hamlet of Middlemarsh, nr. Sherborne - 4 converted barn cottages, a 3 bed roomed farmhouse annex and a 3 bed roomed 4-star luxury lodge cabin all with free ... More | visit website
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Summer Hill House (4.27 miles)

Summer Hill House

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Elegant Victorian Country Residence offering high standards, outstanding value, tranquil enviroment and a friendly welcome. We offer large en-suite bedrooms, tea/coffee making facilities,TV lounge for guests to relax with open fireplace. ... More

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The Royal Yeoman (4.61 miles)

The Royal Yeoman

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The Royal Yeoman has a large garden with a mill stream and access to beautiful walks along the River Frome and surrounding hills. We are located four miles from the ... More

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