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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 27, 2012
Suggestions: Corfe Castle or ?  (10 Answers)

I sell scenic photos at our local farmers market of trips I've taken around the world. Here's the plan for April 2013: Ma and I will stay 1 night at Thornbury Castle near Bristol and we wanted to take the train to Wareham & then a bus to visit Corfe for 2 nights, take the steam train to Swanage etc. After our 2 nights, we planned to take the bus back to Wareham & a then the train back to London via Farnham to make a quick visit to Waverley Abbey on the way (yup, we know it's rushed, we're ok with that). Here's the problem: I'm having difficulty getting accomodation for Corfe and it seems the 3 places I've looked at (Morton's & Norden & Ammonite) all want a non-refundable deposit (Morton's doesn't really ask for it on the website but their rates are higher). I like Norden's, but they are farther out than the other 2 and since we're on foot it makes getting to the hillside to take morning shots that much more of a hassle. But still, I might persist and do it anyway, if I can get a room, and if I'm convinced it's worthwhile. So, should I keep persisting and somehow try to take my photos or should I go somewhere else altogether? I'm looking for sugggestions. Should I stay or should I go? I need to know if Corfe photos might be sellable to my market patrons or is there something better to shoot in the region between Thornbury & London (we'll already have visited Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Bath). My patrons like old castles, evocative landscapes, etc. Corfe seemed ideal, if I can get some mist in the shot. It's the lodging that seems to be the main problem.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 28, 2012
Farm Shops Near Whitcombe - Dorset  (1 Answer)

Planning on a weekend break with friends and hoping to avoid Supermarkets for groceries (if possible).
Can anyone suggest some good farm shops or retailers of local fresh produce (Fruit/veg/dairy) near the area of Whitcombe.
Many thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 20, 2012
where to live on the south coast of England

Hi everyone
Here is an unusual request and a chance to boast about your own town. I want to move away from London to the south east coast but not being familiar with the area I have no idea where to start looking. My ambition is to find a flat with a sea view anywhere along the coast from Poole to Eastbourne. I want to move somewhere near good amenities but also where there is a thriving local community.
Any ideas?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 04, 2012
Public Transportation to Verwood  (5 Answers)

I will be travelling to various places in the north and central England in March and my final trip will be from Wigan in Lancashire to Verwood in Dorset. I assume I will need to travel via London to get to Dorset. Can anyone advise whether it will be best to take a bus or train, and what bus/train services I should research. Many thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 04, 2008
On Chesil Beach  (5 Answers)

I finished reading "On Chesil Beach" last night, and find myself interested in this stretch of coast. Not that I'd want to go through the tragic experience of Florence and Edward - that wouldn't be an issue with my wife and me. But we'll be in Bath as a part of our little trip around England next month, so now a detour to the coast may be in order. Perhaps further west along the Jurassic Coast, to small places like Seaton.
Any thoughts about this area?
Anybody else get drawn to an area after reading a novel recently?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 07, 2005
Clubs n stuff  (3 Answers)

Just wondering how many metal/rock bars/clubs there are in Bournemouth and if they're any good!

Any replies to [email]

Cheers xxx

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 27, 2004
Sandbanks  (1 Answer)

What can anyone tell me about Sandbanks, near Poole? Is there a lot to do around there? A lot of day trip castles, historical things, shopping etc.? I know London is about two hours away - is there a train into London? how easy is traveling without a car? Thank you for any help you can give

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 28, 2003
Bridport Community & business  (1 Answer)

I am considering relocating to Bridport as I have seen a business there that I would like to buy. Can somone please give me some information as to what it's like to live and work in Bridport, Dorset? Thanks in advance.

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