Bridport is a quaint market town in west Dorset. It is commonly referred to as the Notting Hill of the south and popular with bargain hunters looking to pick up something special to take home. The bustling high street is lined with independent stores and there’s a fantastic selection of pubs and restaurants to grab a bite to eat. West Bay fishing village and the Jurassic Coast is just a 5 minute drive away.
A street market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday morning throughout the year. Each week, there is a wide selection of vendors, selling foodstuff, flowers, clothing, homeware, clothing and books. On the second Saturday of every month, there is a farmers’ market where you can pick up a range of fresh and local produce. There are also regular vintage, antique and craft markets.
Bridport has a fantastic community spirit and there’s always something interesting going on. The town plays an integral role in the local arts scene and there are plenty of exhibitions and workshops to attend. The Bridport Hat Festival attracts visitors in their droves each year. This quirky events has earned national acclaim and is well worth the drive from our holiday park near Poole.
There is an eclectic mix of comedy, live music and theatre performances on offer, with the small town attracting some fantastic acts. Many take place at the vibrant Electric Palace – a 1920s art deco cinema and theatre venue.
Palmer’s Brewery is one of the towns major attractions a real hit with lovers of cask ales. Join one of the experienced guides for an up close look at the historic building and learn more about the process that goes into creating the perfect pint. Tours last 2 hours and there’s even opportunity for tasting at the end!
Bridport is a fantastic starting point for a number of scenic walks. Within moments of leaving the town you’ll be in the heart of the Dorset countryside, surrounded by open fields and woodland. Take a look at Bridport’s tourism website for some circular route suggestions. We highly recommend making the walk to picturesque Colmer’s hills. You could even make the short drive to Langdon Woods to complete the stunning hike to Golden Cap.
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What a fabulous place! Our first outing in our new campervan to try it out, the campsite and facilities are... thewardrobem, Nov 2023
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