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Dorset And The Purbecks

The spectacular area of the Dorset coastline has been classed as a World Heritage site and fondly known as the Jurassic Coastline.
It can be reached by car, bus, boat, bike or steam train. Guided tours are also available to explore the stunning scenery of the Jurassic Coast and the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset.

The coast between Exmouth in East Devon and Studland Bay in Dorset contains a complete record through almost 200 million years of earth history during the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods of geological time.

Also contained within this coast are a number of outstanding fossil localities and stunning features such as landslides, Chesill beach and impressive cliffs. This unique combination of features forms the basis for the nomination as a World Heritage Site.

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