Poundbury Tourist Guide

Poundbury is a thriving new urban development on the outskirts of Dorchester, West Dorset. It was designed by the Prince of Wales who outlined his pioneering ideas in his 1989 book, ‘A Vision of Britain’.

Work began in the mid 1990’s with the aim of completing development in 2025. This will add approximately 5,000 to the population of Dorchester with 2,000 jobs in the factories, offices and general facilities across the site. Poundbury is made up of Town Houses, Cottages, Shops and Light Industry. Its innovative design allows the combination of Traditional Architecture and Modern Town Planning and boasts a thriving community in which people can work and live in close proximity.

Make a visit to Poundbury

Many people make a visit to Poundbury to see what it looks like – a must whilst they are on holiday along the Dorset stretch of the Jurassic Coast.

If you’re looking for the definition of the quintessential English village, then Poundbury could be the answer. With its picturesque cottages, beautiful town squares and friendly local shops, you could be forgiven for thinking that Poundbury has grown up over over a number of centuries.

Beautiful, unique and fascinating

You would be wrong however, as Poundbury is in effect a new town, an experimental housing development on the outskirts of Dorchester in Dorset, and is actually less than 20 years old.

A beautiful, unique and fascinating place to visit, Poundbury cannot fail to impress with its stunning traditional architecture and fascinating character, a real slice of traditional British village life on the outskirts of Dorchester.

Sample Poundbury  Plan
Sample Poundbury Plan