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Fascinating

My wife visited here years ago and wanted me to see it too. Apparently, it has changed enormously... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Merlin_de_Manaus
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Durrington, United Kingdom
Architecturally wonderful, but lacking something

A large suburb on the edge of Dorchester for the well-heeled, the Prince of Wales' project. Really... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jwf322
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Poundbury sprawls out from the suburbs of Dorchester, (County town of Dorset). "Poundbury Village" is the result of HRH Prince Charles's ideas about architecture & urban planning & his idea replicates an old English village where much local material such as slate & stone are...More

8  Thank gregoryo2013
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

My partner and I had visited Highgrove two years ago and had a lovely experience there and so wishing to visit Prince Charles' Poundbury was something that we were looking forward to as we drove into Dorchester......But, shock, horror when up out of a flat...More

11  Thank giles41
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife visited here years ago and wanted me to see it too. Apparently, it has changed enormously and has grown and grown. For me the town looks well aged though that is by design. Everything is beautifully subtle and nothing shouts out at you....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife had been pushing for a couple of years to visit so on hols in nearby Weymouth took the time to arrange. To say disappointed understatement all you could see apartments for sale. all the hype hrh was involved was misleading maybe no satellite dishes...More

Thank Rob J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Architecturally the place is very interesting and grand but lacks any soul. Very middle class. Spotlessly clean and most drivers stick to the speed limit because the boundaries between road and pavement are very blurred. What a surprise - there’s a Waitrose and a good...More

Thank pauleb99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large suburb on the edge of Dorchester for the well-heeled, the Prince of Wales' project. Really nice stone-built houses and a few shops and other businesses, started several years ago and due to be finished around 2025. I'm guessing most of the houses are...More

Thank jwf322
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The buildings in this 'model' development reminds me of pictures of Victorian workhouses. Tiny windows, houses opening straight onto the streets, no character and I am told, restrictions on door colours etc. Just because Prince Charles has his name attached the property prices can be...More

Thank hargrave
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Poundbury is an extension of Dorchester, built on Duchy of Cornwall land and greatly influenced by Prince Charles. Architecturally it is an amazing place, although not to everyone's taste. The standard of the buildings is very good. Everything looks new and the whole area is...More

1  Thank Maurice G
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We dropped into Poundbury not really knowing what to expect - but knowing that it was built as an architectural / social experiment with the encouragement of Prince Charles. But it's more like a film set or, as my husband put it, "it's The Prisoner!"...More

Thank Calypso42
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Poundbury is the nostalgic wet-dream of an uncultured toff with shades of a fascist film set. It's mixed metaphor made into a "community" of wealthy royalists. We visited last year, and laughed for the first few minutes, then felt increasingly depressed, then scarpered after an...More

4  Thank puzjig
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Had always been intrigued by this place having seen /read about it; Didnt have time for long visit, so only saw the centre. It is was described in the brochure a "suburb in city style".

Thank IMH1960
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We called in because it sounded so strange and it is strange but great fun to visit The name of all the buildings links back to the prince of Wales The buildings cover everything from a French invasion to the industrial revolution In summary don’t...More

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