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Things to do in Bridport

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Bridport is a market town in Dorset, about a mile or so in from the English Channel. It’s a beautiful community noted for its Saxon heritage. Near the waterfront, the town, and the nearby city of West Bay, make for the ideal place to spend the day.

Filled with shops, beautiful cultural amenities, and lots of fun attractions, there’s quite a bit to enjoy here. Have a look at these things to do in Bridport.

1. A visit to the market

1. A visit to the market

Address: Art & Vintage Quarter St Michael's Trading Estate, Bridport DT6 3RR

There are loads of things that make Bridport special, but many of the best things to do in Bridport are those near the market. The Bridport Market dates back to 1253, and although it is quite modern today, a lot of its cultural heritage remains. The market is here every Wednesday and Saturday. Just walk through the city centre’s streets and choose from stall after stall of fancy items, foods, and much more.

2. Explore the museum

Address: 25 South St, Bridport DT6 3NR

As far as things to do in Bridport goes, a visit to the Bridport Museum is a must. It’s an excellent way to see a bit of the history of the place and all of Dorset. For architecture lovers, the museum itself may be the perfect starting point for exploring the town, thanks to the building it’s in- one of the oldest and best kept in all of Bridport.

A number of exhibits are on display, and they change often. The kids will love them! Its history journey began some 180 million years ago in the form of fossils and rock. It’s the perfect place to understand the area's ancient history.

3. Explore our holiday parks

3. Explore our holiday parks

Things to do in Bridport, don’t come much better than a stay at our holiday parks. Rockley Park is an excellent choice as it sits on the mouth of the Rock Lea River. It's home to a whole heap of features that make memories to last a lifetime. Be sure to check out the nature trail here.

Seaview is about 19 miles from Bridport and provides some fantastic amenities, including both indoor and outdoor pools and direct access to Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. It's also only a short walk to Weymouth Bay from Seaview, which doubles the incredible options in the area. Weymouth Bay offers a full supermarket, entertainment, firelighting techniques for young explorers, and den building amongst much, much more.

4. Marvel at the Bridport Arts Centre

Address: 9 South St, Bridport DT6 3NR

The Bridport Arts Centre dates to 1973 and is filled with exceptional features, including the stone building it's in. Long ago, this was a Methodist chapel, but today there are numerous art galleries in the area. There's also a cinema and theatre at the site. The latest events and shows will range throughout the year, but there's often a performance happening no matter what day you visit. Dance, theatre, music, or a film, have a look and get planning one of the best things to do in Bridport!

5. Hike to the Golden Cap

5. Hike to the Golden Cap

Address: Golden Cap Estate, Morcombelake, Bridport DT6 6EP

The Golden Cap sits on a hill and cliff right at the English Channel. Along the coastline between Bridport and Charmouth, it’s also one of the highest points on the South Coast. You'll only need about 40 minutes of walking to reach the summit.

Owned by the National Trust, the area is fascinating for those who enjoy geology but also stunning for its view of the water. Beyond it is Langdon Wood, a dense, small wood area perfect for another stroll.

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6. Visit Sladers Yard

6. Visit Sladers Yard

Address: 6 West Bay Rd, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EL

For those who enjoy art, Sladers Yard, located in West Bay, is an outstanding place to visit. It's also the home of handmade furniture that has a long history of being well loved in the region. There’s a full gallery here as well as a café to enjoy a drink for a relaxing couple of hours.

7. Check out the West Bay Discovery Centre

Address: The Chapel on the Beach, W Bay Rd, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EN

Also located nearby is West Bay Discovery Centre. It’s a treasure trove of not just activities to explore but also history and the stories that go with it. This family-friendly location sits in a former church. A walk through it provides access to loads of interactive displays, many of which change throughout the year.

8. View Colmer’s Hill

8. View Colmer’s Hill

Address: Bridport DT6 6HF

There are many beautiful sites and things to do in Bridport, but Colmer’s Hill is a must. It's an iconic part of the area. For those who visit, this 417-foot-high hill seems like a mountain on the horizon. It's topped with a small grouping of trees.

For those who enjoy the outdoors and want to enjoy the beautiful scenery, only this unique location can offer, a hike to the top of Colmer's Hill is in order. It’s likely that you’ll see wildlife throughout this area and a panoramic view of all of Dorset on a clear day.

9. Take a break at Furleigh Estate

9. Take a break at Furleigh Estate

Address: Furleigh Farm Salwayash, Salwayash, Bridport DT6 5JF

For those who enjoy a fabulous glass of wine, Furleigh Estate is a stunning place to stop. It’s home to a sprawling vineyard and winery. Throughout the year, there are tastings, and it may be possible to tour the vineyard itself. Relax and enjoy this beautiful area over a tipple or two!

10. Take in the beach

10. Take in the beach

Address: Symondsbury, Bridport DT6 6AL

Though it’s not as well-known as other areas, Eype Beach is an excellent choice for those who enjoy an escape from the hustle and bustle This beach offers fantastic seclusion along the South West Coast Path. It’s simple, beautiful, and the ideal getaway for a relaxing few hours and is a part of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.  

There are many things to do in Bridport and in all of Dorset. All that’s left to do is book a trip with us and explore them!

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