ACTON
Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England
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Acton, Dorset, England         OS Map Grid Ref: SY989783
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Located at an elevation of about 130 metres on the southern ridge of the Isle of Purbeck, Acton is a compact hamlet off the B3069 Langton Matravers to Kingston road near the turning for Worth Matravers.

The campsite at acton is popular with visitors to the Isle of Purbeck and this beautiful part of the Dorset Coast.

Just down the turning for Worth Matravers is an RAF lookout bunker used to spot enemy aircraft during World War II, it was advertised for sale in 2003.

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TOWNS & VILLAGES
Corfe Castle
  Dorset, England
3.7 km NE
Harmans Cross
  Dorset, England
1.7 km NW
Kingston
  Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England
3.6 km NE
Langton Matravers
  Dorset, England
1.3 km NW
Swanage
  Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England
3.6 km NW
Worth Matravers
  Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England
1.6 km SE

OTHER PLACES
St Georges Close
  Langton Matravers, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Here you can enjoy the heritage of purbeck stone with displays of worked stone, tools and photographs, old pictures and displays of fossils, with authentic reconstruction of underground quarry working and capstan.
1.3 km NE
Dunshay Manor
  Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England
Benjamin Jesty who performed the first innoculation against smallpox, years before Jenner, farmed here
1.5 km NW
David Strange
  Worth Hill Observatory, Worth Matravers, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset Dorset BH19 3LF
Worth Hill Observatory is a privately owned observatory on the Isle of Purbeck on the Dorset Coast with dark skies and an excellent horizon open to school parties and group visits.
1.6 km SW

 
This historic museum shows reconstructions of a period grocers shop, stone quarrying, Lloyds Dispensing Chemist and also has displays of maritime models. There is also a local studies centre which provides source material for local or family research. The
3.6 km NE
Ken Wollaston
  Corfe castle Museum, West Street, Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
The museum is on the ground floor of the smallest Town Hall in England. Items on display include set of dinosaur footprints, local archaeological finds, domestic and commercial appliances, photographs and a copy of the old town mace. The Town Hall can a
3.7 km NW
St Aldhelms Chapel
  St Aldhelms Head, Isle Of Purbeck, Dorset, England
4 km SW
Corfe Castle
  Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England
Slighted by the Roundheads after the Civil War, the remains of the huge castle still dominate the area
4.9 km NW
Agglestone. Isle of Purbeck
  Dorset, England
The strange ironstone rock within walking distance of Studland, formed by erosion of the softer rocks around it, has been the subject of several legends.
5.6 km NE

Public Houses
The King`s Arms
27 High St, Langton Matravers, Dorset   BH19 3HA
1 km NW
The Ship Inn
Langton Matravers, Dorset   BH19 3EU
1.4 km NW
Square & Compass
Worth Matravers, Dorset   BH19 3LF
1.5 km SE
The Royal Oak
417 High St, Herston, Dorset   BH19 2NR
2.5 km NW
The Globe Inn
3 Bell St, Swanage, Dorset   BH19 2RY
2.8 km NW
The Village Inn
Ulwell, Dorset   BH19 3DG
4 km NW

Restaurants
Golden Bengal
343-345 High St, Swanage, Dorset   BH19 2NW
2.8 km NW
Ulwell Cottage
Ulwell, Dorset   BH19 3DG
4 km NW

 

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