Wool


Hotels, B&B's and Self Catering in Wool

Wool is a large Dorset village in the district of Purbeck with a main line train station, a good selection of shops, two pubs, country market every Thursday and easy access to the Jurassic Coast. The village lies at a historic bridging point on the River Frome half-way between Dorchester and Wareham. Woolbridge Manor House, a 14th-century building, is a prominent feature just outside the village and the location of Tess's honeymoon in Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Other attractions include the medieval church of Holy Rood, and the thatched cottages along Spring Street. To the east of the village are the ruins of Bindon Abbey. A small single lane hump backed stone bridge, a Grade II listed structure about 200m north from the railway station, is no longer used for vehicular traffic and has a stone half-way along it, stating that those who deface or damage the bridge will be transported (sent to a penal colony) for the rest of their lives! Local places of interest include The Tank Museum and Monkey World.


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