More places in Dorset

A few more photographs of my recent trip to Dorset last weekend. Fuller photo set here. All the places (except the pub) are owned and managed by the National Trust.

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The Castle was abandoned in the 1600s

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This is a pelican – a pre-Christian symbol near the gate house at Corfe Castle. The pelican according to the legend fed her young by feeding them with her own blood – see here for more details

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Sheep grazing the steep slopes of Corfe Castle

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The Cerne Addas Giant north of Dorchester – see here for visiting details

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Captured at the local pub

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A male peacock on Brownsea Island

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And a rather fine free ranging chicken

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Baden Powell statue on Brownsea – the place where he founded the Scouting movement

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Houses on Brownsea

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The ferry leaving for the Channel Islands

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The ‘Castle’ on Brownsea run by the John Lewis partnership for their staff

If you missed my earlier blog on Brownsea’s red squirrels –see here – it also includes visiting details for the island.

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