Schools in Blandford Forum

Blandford Forum, a historic market town nestled by the River Stour in Dorset, England, boasts a charming 18th-century Georgian architecture and a vibrant market place. The town's roots stretch back to its Saxon foundation, and it became a significant market center by the 13th century. After devastating fires in the early 18th century, Blandford Forum was rebuilt, showcasing the work of acclaimed architects, the Bastard brothers. The town's lovely buildings, such as the Old House and Ryves Almshouses, date from the 17th century, with most town center buildings constructed following the reconstruction after the fires. Blandford Forum is home to a rich cultural life, with events like the Great Dorset Steam Fair, a model village preservation site, and the Blandford Museum to explore. Historical interest includes the connections to the brewing industry's Hall & Woodhouse and the hallmark of a Victorian-era workhouse. The town remains a local shopping destination and hosts festivals and markets. In summary, Blandford Forum offers visitors and residents the appeal of a tranquil, yet flourishing Georgian market town, steeped in history and characterized by an attractive heritage appeal.

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