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An introduction to Bridport

Sandwiched between a stretch of beautiful coastline and an expanse of rolling countryside, Bridport is a vibrant and aesthetic town in the west of Dorset. Records of the town stretch back to the Saxon period, and it was one of the most important settlements in the south coast during the reign of Alfred the Great. It's widely known as a foodie's beacon in the UK, with a wide range of high-quality, locally produced food sold in regular markets.

Dorset - a gem of the south coast

Though the south coast in general is a popular destination for short UK breaks, Dorset's is a particularly prolific holiday county. Here, anyone can find something that piques their interest and sticks in their memory. Whether it's impressive historical sites like The Keep Military Museum, watersports like windsurfing and kitesurfing, or unique shopping opportunities such as the Purbeck Artisan Yard, you're sure to look back on your trip to Dorset with fond memories, wherever you stay.

Explore the Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast, one of Britain's most intriguing World Heritage Sites, is a walking route that takes you through 185 million years of history. A short drive from Bridport, this stretch of coast will give you a look into Britain's history as a desert, a tropical forest, a vast marshland and other ecological states. Fossils imbedded along the coast illustrate the incredible, changing history of life on this planet.

Planning a trip to Bridport? Travelodge Ilminster Hotel is a 40-minute drive away, and Travelodge Exeter M5 Hotel can be reached in under an hour.