My 20-year-old daughter has come to live with us, so we decided a castle or monument may be too much of a culture shock for her first weekend visit. Given that the weather forecast was for beautiful sunshine and warm spring temperatures, we decided a trip to the seaside was in order.
“A strong woman who recklessly throws away her strength, she is worse than a weak woman who has never had any strength to throw away.” ― Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles The childhood home of the Victorian novelist and poet, nestles quietly in a pretty garden in a small rural valley. Now managed by […]
Coming across the monument to Vice-Admiral Hardy was accident rather than design.
Situated on the Lulworth Estate and the Jurassic Coastline of Dorset, sits this little limestone delight. A natural formation in the rocks produced by countless years of battering by the sea, it is another pretty and photogenic tourist attraction.
A short walk from Abbotsbury, and a scenic hike downhill from St Catherine’s chapel, is the stunning shingle banks of Chesil beach.