On Sunday we continued the Shaftesbury tour. Two towns in particular were highlights, Blandford Forum is a sizeable market town, which owes its uniform Georgian good looks to two local builders who rebuilt the town in brick, after a fire raised the town in 1731.
Our other favourite spot was the tiny, remote hamlet of Ashmore – the highest village in Dorset, built around the duck pond.
After completing the tour, we were not far from Avebury, one of the prehistoric henge sites in Britain, and now a World Heritage site.
The library is now a lovely tearooms, with bone china tea-service and great cakes. A very nice touch.