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Your stay at Downalong will place you close to the heart of the Isle of Purbeck - one of the most beautiful and historic parts of Dorset.  Here are a few landmarks and attractions close by:

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Lulworth Cove - part of the Jurassic Coast and natural haven carved by the sea.  

Durdle Door - another example of the sea's powers, adjacent to Man o'War Bay.

Castles - East Lulworth Castle.  Also Corfe Castle, towering over the quaint village.  

Monkey World -   the chimpanzee rescue centre (as seen on 'Animal Planet').

Tank Museum - worlds largest collection of tanks and armoured fighting vehicles.

Abbotsbury Swannery -  Sanctuary for swans and wildlife, next to Chessil Beach.

Dorchester - County town and 'Casterbridge' in Thomas Hardy's novels.

Poole Harbour - largest natural harbour in the World, including Brownsea Island.

Sandy Beaches - Studland and Swanage to the East, Weymouth to the West.

Historical Cottages - Lawrence of Arabia at Bovington.  Thomas Hardy at Bockhampton.

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