Poundbury is an urban extension to the Dorset county town of Dorchester, according to principles of architecture and urban planning as advocated by King Charles III in his book ‘A Vision of Britain’.
With its iconic history and beautiful architecture, vast array of eateries and independent shops, Poundbury has something for everyone. Poundbury is now home to more than 3,800 people and 200 businesses, including shops, cafés, a garden centre and an art gallery.
Visitors to Poundbury can use free parking, to allow you to stay for an hour, a day or a weekend. The best way to discover Poundbury is on foot and if you pop into one of the many businesses you can pick up a free map. Head through the quirky streets and squares and you’ll find hidden gems to treasure. The retail businesses range from award-winning clothes shops and traditional children’s toys, to arts and crafts, lifestyle and gift shops.
If your visit is part of a longer journey or if you are visiting with a family, Poundbury boasts three parks, including outside gym equipment on The Great Field and a multi-sport area.