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England County Quiz - Dorset

Can you guess these facts about the English ceremonial county of Dorset?
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Quiz by Berney
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Last updated: January 27, 2022
First submittedDecember 22, 2020
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Dorchester
Name given to this stretch of Dorset coastline due to its numerous fossilised remains
Jurassic Coast
Notable figure of the Elizabethan era who retired to the Sherborne estate in Dorset.
Sir Walter Raleigh
Natural limestone arch on the coast near Lulworth
Durdle Door
One of the UK's most popular seaside resorts, and the largest settlement in Dorset
Bournemouth
River which flows through Blandford Forum before reaching the sea at Christchurch
Stour
Southernmost tip of the Isle of Portland which is the location of three lighthouses
Portland Bill
Peninsula near the entrance to Poole Harbour which is known for its high property prices
Sandbanks
Isle of Purbeck fortress damaged by Parliamentarian forces in the English Civil War
Corfe Castle
Dorset novelist who wrote 'Far from the Madding Crowd'
Thomas Hardy
Annual Dorset show, reputedly featuring the largest collection of vintage equipment
of this type to be seen anywhere in the world
The Great
Dorset
Steam Fair
Brownsea Island was the location of an experimental camp in 1907 that led to the
formation of this non-political movement for young people
Scouting
The village of Tolpuddle was home to this group of six men who were sentenced to transportation to Australia
Tolpuddle Martyrs
Sherborne School pupil and actor who is best known as the 'Third Doctor' in Dr Who
Jon Pertwee
18 mile long shingle barrier, part of which is separated from the mainland by the 'Fleet'
Chesil Beach
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