30 Jun

Blandford Forum showcases Dorset history

Blandford Forum showcases Dorset history

The small town of Blandford Forum may be the ideal place for those looking to enjoy retirement in one of the most attractive parts of the UK.

Following a fire in 1731, the town’s centre was rebuilt and this can be seen in the architecture style with most of the buildings of Georgian design.

History fans will enjoy looking around the St Peter and St Paul Churches and the Corn Exchange, which are particularly attractive examples.

Blandford Forum is home to around 8,000 people which means there are plenty of facilities, but it remains small enough to have a strong community spirit.

This can be seen in the regular indoor and outdoor markets that are held and showcase the best of the produce from the local area.

For more day-to-day provisions, there are two larger supermarkets in the town which stock the usual assortment of goods, while a good collection of independent shops sell various other items.

Those looking for property for sale in Blandford Forum itself will also be interested in the areas that surround the town. There are numerous areas of historical significance, such as Hambledon and Hod Hill and Badbury Rings which are good examples of Iron Age hillforts that date back to around 800 BC.

One of the year’s highlights for the town is the Georgian Fayre which is a great family day out complete with a funfair.  ADNFCR-1222-ID-801792780-ADNFCR

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