A small historic market town on the River Stour in the county of North Dorset, Blandford Forum is a stunning town famed for its Georgian Architecture.
Blandford Forum is a lively and eccentric place to stay, with its Georgian Fayre, held during the first week of May every other year in the town centre. The fayre attracts myriads of visitors and tourists and combines Georgian celebrations with cultural presentations, stalls and a fun fair.
Along the River Stour you can enjoy the vibrant colours and sweet smells of grassy meadows, which are particularly beautiful in the months of June and July.
Blandford Forum also houses a number of great quirky, independent shops as well as many well-known chain stores and high street fashion stores. Blandford is very accommodating to tourists, however during the popular times of the year such as when the fayre is on it is recommended to book early to avoid disappointment.
The Royal Signals Museum, Blandford Camp, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 8RH (01258) 482248
Celebrating over 150 years of army communications, the Royal Signals Museum at Blandford Camp was opened in 1967.
Following refurbishment in 1997, the museum preserves the heritage of the Royal Signals by telling the story of military communications from the Napoleonic Wars onwards.
The Blandford Town Museum, Bere's Yard, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7HQ (01258) 450388
Opened in 1985, Blandford Town Museum contains a number of permanent exhibits celebrating Blandford Forum’s history.
World War memorabilia, archaeology and a Victorian child’s playroom form the permanent collection. A life-sized station platform, as used during the visit to Blandford Forum of George V and Winston Churchill, is being exhibited temporarily.