Dorset's Delicious Bits

Dorset's Delicious Bits | Featured on Film

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… St Nicholas, Winterborne Clenston …

If you are looking for some breathtaking quintessential English loveliness, you need to take a trip down the Winterborne Valley.  Where, as you emerge from columns of trees lining the road, you will see St. Nicholas church in Clenston.  Set back, in amongst the fields, it is almost as if time has left this building completely untouched.

This church is so charming and unspoilt that it was used for the wedding scene in the 1996 film, Emma, starring Gwyneth Paltrow. Mr Knightley and Emma actually walked down this aisle to their happy ending!

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… beautiful architecture …

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… the gateway out onto the car park …

If you fancy a visit, you can park in the grassy car park before walking through the wrought-iron gate and down the sweeping path.  Take some time to look at the amazing countryside that surrounds the church before going inside and having your own little Jane Austin moment!

Enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “Dorset's Delicious Bits | Featured on Film

  1. Wonderful to see some Dorset pictures – I’m not far away, in Bristol, and I love Dorset very much – and also I’m an ex-geologist – which puts a distinct bias on things! Mostly I know the coastal strip, with favourites being Lyme, West Bay and Charmouth, but inland is wonderful too. I have a Dorset category on my blog, but as I recall its mainly abstract photography. You have a wonderful county for your photography. Adrian

    1. Hi Adrian, thank you very much for your comment. The Dorset coast is incredible (especially, I imagine from a Geology point of view). I will pop over to your blog in a minute to have a look at your Dorset category!

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