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Live your life the Poundbury way

Delight in the style, sophistication and warmth of this vibrant urban quarter.

Enjoy a lifestyle like no other

Nowhere offers charm, character and a sense of community quite like Poundbury.

From magnificent classical architecture and elegantly-designed homes to eclectic restaurants, boutiques and markets, this stylish extension to ancient Dorchester is a warm and thriving place to live, work and enjoy. Set in beautiful Dorset countryside, close to the spectacular Jurassic Coastline and a host of lovely resorts, it’s perfect for exploring too.

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Live in Poundbury

From enticing eateries to artisan markets and classy boutiques, get ready to embrace the unique Poundbury lifestyle.

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Sophisticated urban design

Poundbury is a distinctive community town, designed from the vision of King Charles to create a sophisticated urban extension to ancient Dorchester.

The clever integration of homes and commerce is the creation of renowned classical architects, whose urban masterpiece pays a respectful nod to traditional Dorset architecture.

Welcome to a place of visual splendour and superior workmanship.

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High-specification homes

Luxurious elegance and meticulous attention to detail are the cornerstone of our unique Poundbury homes. Choose from an exclusive range of thoughtfully-designed apartments and houses, built to exacting standards in the classic Dorset style, with beautifully-spacious interiors benefitting from the highest quality fittings.

A private garden, balcony or terrace provides the perfect outdoor haven.

Street Scene Of Poundbury Buildings

Attractive, walkable Community

Poundbury’s walkable community has been the inspiration for town planners all over the world. Thanks to a series of well-connected streets and squares, the town has evolved into a secure, sociable urban quarter where many daily needs can be met on foot.

Beautiful landscaping coupled with easily accessible green open spaces latticed by a network of local footpaths makes it a pedestrian’s paradise.

Thrive in Poundbury

From enticing eateries to artisan markets and classy boutiques, get ready to embrace the unique Poundbury lifestyle.

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Distinctive shops and eateries

Poundbury’s rich variety of shops, restaurants and businesses can’t be found anywhere else.

Stylish boutiques, a convenient Waitrose and a host of intimate cafes are all within a short walk.

From the vibrant focal point of Queen Mother Square with its stunning Duchess of Cornwall Inn to the artisan vibe of local craft and farmers’ markets, the exclusive Poundbury lifestyle is yours to enjoy.

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Lovely parks and attractions

An abundance of parkland and attractive green spaces are a big part of Poundbury’s appeal and have helped shape a unique way of life.

Spend time exploring the natural beauty of The Great Field or simply bask in the serenity of The Quiet Space. The award-winning 5-star Monart Spa and charming Poundbury Gardens are both wonderful nearby destinations for you to enjoy.

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A lively local community

Poundbury’s warm and vibrant community benefits from an exciting programme of year-round activities and events, ranging from the popular Dorset Food & Arts Festival to community picnics and Christmas markets.

Numerous clubs and associations provide a chance to nurture skills, hobbies and lifelong friendships. With such a strong community spirit, it’s no wonder Poundbury is a place to thrive.

Discover Poundbury

Access a gateway to beautiful, natural surroundings, with a wealth of nearby destinations and activities to enjoy.

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Glorious natural surroundings

Dorset’s gorgeous countryside and magnificent natural environment only adds to Poundbury’s appeal.

The county’s open heaths and golden beaches framed by rolling green hills provide wildlife and walks galore.

Thanks to its incredibly beautiful coastline – with geological wonders that include Durdle Door and Old Harry Rocks – Dorset has been named a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.

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Vibrant, historic Dorchester

A town of contrasts, nearby Dorchester is a thriving metropolis benefitting from an ancient heritage that includes some of the country’s best-preserved Roman ruins.

Top quality chains and independent boutiques make shopping a key attraction while a variety of museums, cinemas and restaurants coupled with festivals and a lively music scene means there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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Must-visit destinations

Dorset’s Jurassic Coastline – with its iconic scenery and enchanting towns and villages – is a delight to explore.

From the quiet, picture-perfect charm of Seatown and Lulworth Cove to the bright, cheery tones of Weymouth and Lyme Regis, you can’t help but fall for Dorset’s coastal treasures.

A must-see is Chesil Beach, one of the world’s finest barrier beaches and steeped in smuggling legend.

Travelling to Poundbury in Dorchester

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By car

From the east from Poole, stay on the A35 until you reach Monkeyjump Roundabout/A37 then take the third exit. From the west and Bridport, follow the A35 until you reach Monkeyjump Roundabout/A37 then take the second exit.

From the north and Yeovil, follow the A37 south until you reach Monkeyjump Roundabout/A35 then take the first exit.

Poundbury benefits from free on-road parking. Plan your route here.

By Bus

Dorset Council operates the main service, which is the regular Number 6 bus that runs from Dorchester to Poundbury every half hour.

A bus stop is located near the statue at Queen Mother Square, Poundbury.

There is an additional service – the X51 – by the operator First, which travels from Axminster to Dorchester via Poundbury, Lyme Regis, Charmouth and Chideock. Find out more here.

By Rail

There are two rail stations serving Dorchester. Dorchester South has frequent train services on the London (Waterloo) to Weymouth main line.

The other station, Dorchester West, is on the Bristol (Temple Meads) and Weymouth line.

Both stations are a 20-minute relatively level walk to Poundbury. There are regular buses outside Dorchester South to Poundbury. Find out more here.

Distances to Poundbury


Travel time by car

Distance by car

Bournemouth 47 minutes 29.6 miles
Bristol 1 hour 45 minutes 61.6 miles
London 2 hours 35 minutes 128 miles
Poole 35 minutes 24.7 miles
Weymouth 47 minutes 8.9 miles

Poundbury FAQs

Where is Poundbury?

Poundbury is an urban extension to the ancient market town of Dorchester, located in West Dorset. Built on land owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, Poundbury offers a gateway to exploring beautiful countryside and stunning natural surroundings such as the iconic Jurassic Coastline and Chesil Beach, along with a host of picturesque villages and towns.

What is it like to live in Poundbury?

Poundbury is a place like nowhere else. Stunning architecture and beautiful homes built with only the finest, traditional materials capture the charming essence of the local area. A masterpiece of urban design, its residential and commercial elements cleverly intertwine to create an attractive, modern and pleasing place for people to live, work and relax.

What is there to do in Poundbury?

This vibrant, sophisticated urban quarter is home to a thriving local community, with no shortage of ways in which to pass the time. From coffee and cake to contemporary dining, from farmer’s markets to boutique shopping, from square dances to food festivals, from parkland walks to the Monart Spa, the unique Poundbury lifestyle is just waiting to be enjoyed.

Explore our available homes in Poundbury

Beautiful homes inside and out

From sizeable, high-end interiors to lovely landscaping and nearby amenities, we’ve thought of every little detail.

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