Close Encounters: Suggested Links

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Bridport Town Council

News and information from Bridport Town Council

Bridport and West Bay

The community website for Bridport and West Bay.  Whats on diary accommodation clubs and associations businesses and history.

West Bay

Features information all about the resort and area including accommodation and places to eat.

West Bay Dorset

West Bay Tourist, Accommodation & Business Guide

West Bay – Wikipedia

Wikipedia entry for West Bay.

Bridport Golf Club

A natural clifftop course with stunning views over Lyme Bay, Chesil Beach and the Dorset countryside.

West Bay Sea Angling Club

The club was founded in 1951  and since then has gone from strength to strength.

West Bay Fishing Trips

Fishing trips on the Dawn Mist- mackerel fishing deep sea fishing coastal cruises and full charter.

Eype Centre for the Arts

Arts centre in church just beyond Thorncombe Beacon.

St Swithun’s Band Bridport

Bridport and West Bay brass band.

The Riverside Restaurant, West Bay

The Riverside Restaurant provides fresh fish and shellfish from local waters and the surrounding area served in a way that enhances the natural quality of the product.

The George West Bay

The George Hotel overlooks the harbour at West Bay and offers food drink and accommodation after a recent refurbishment.

The West Bay Hotel

The pub has been providing sustenance and accommodation for visitors for 260 years. The West Bay has in recent years developed a good reputation for seafood.

Driftwood Apartments, West Bay

Modern luxury self catering apartments well located in the coastal harbour town of West Bay.

Parkdean Caravan Site, West Bay

Parkdean has information on the caravan site right in the centre of West Bay.

Hellbarn Self Catering

Five self-catering cottages at North Chideock.

The Rotary Club of Bridport

Bridport Rotary Club who have lots of links with the local community.

My Pockets

Fiction and documentary films made by independent Bridport filmmaker.

Whispering Chimneys Bed and Breakfast

Iwerne Minster

General information about the village.

Iwerne Minster Wikipedia

Wikipedia page about Iwerne Minster.

Clayesmore School

Bruce Ismay’s former home and now a top public school.


Salisbury Water Meadows

The Harnham Water Meadows within the city of Salisbury are part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest SSSI and are an Environmentally Sensitive Area ESA.

Salisbury Cathedral

One of the finest medieval Cathedrals in Britain.

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum

Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum  – showcasing the medieval Cathedral town of Salisbury and ancient wonders of Stonehenge.

Visit Wiltshire

Wiltshire’s official tourist information site.

Salisbury Civic Society

Protecting Salisbury’s rich and varied heritage

Salisbury Arts Centre

Presents music, theatre, dance, visual arts and family shows to the people of Wiltshire UK.

Salisbury Racecourse

Salisbury Racecourse is a friendly racecourse available to everyone to enjoy flat course racing between May and October year year.

Salisbury & District Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Organisation for businesses and shops in Salisbury and the surrounding district

Salisbury City Guides

Walks and talks by professionally qualified tourist guides.

Salisbury City Council

The city’s local authority

Mere Literary Festival

The love of words raises money for local charities in Mere

Mere Down Falconry

The ultimate flying experience –  a chance to fly and handle birds of prey and owls in a stunning Wiltshire downland location.  Appointments only.

Hill Brush Company

One of Mere’s long-established family firms

Visit Salisbury

Tourist information for Mere and District

Urchfont Parish Council

Urchfont Parish Council and Community Website

Urchfont Wikipedia

The village as portrayed by Wikipedia

The Lamb Inn, Urchfont

“The food offering at the Lamb is real ‘proper’ pub grub – no gastro pub here! ”

Urchfont History

Urchfont as seen by British History Online


Visit Somerset 

Tourist Information

Discover South Somerset – Tourism Homepage

Tourist Information for south Somerset

South West Heritage Trust

Somerset Archives and Local Studies

Somerset – Wikipedia

Wikipedia entry for Somerset

Somerset Life: Things to do in Somerset, events & lifestyle

Things to do in Somerset, events, food, drink and travel in Somerset

Somerset Holiday Cottages

Holiday cottages for rent in Somerset

Somerset | National Trust

From Tudor houses and hidden gardens to tors, gorges and natural piers

Secret Somerset and Exmoor – Visit Exmoor

Somerset and Exmoor Visitor Information

West Somerset Railway

A true country branch line of the old Great Western Railway

Somerset Crafts

A unique and exciting arts and crafts centre in the heart of the Somerset Levels

Somerset Guild of Craftsmen

Promoting excellence in design and craftsmanship for over 80 years

Into Somerset :: Food & Drink

Somerset has an established reputation for high quality produce: find out why here

Somerset Wildlife Trust

Supported by our members SWT protects vulnerable wildlife and preserves Somerset’s wild places

South Somerset RSPB Local Group

The website of the South Somerset Local Group of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The 10 Best Somerset Hotels: Places to Stay in Somerset

Read TripAdvisor reviews for the best Somerset hotels

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