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nice place to visit
Bridport in General
Member Name: yorkshire-lass
Bridport in General
Advantages: good shopping on market day
Disadvantages: getting parked on market day, it can be busy
We travelled to bridport from weymouth to the market in july 2008.
We wasnt sure on the buses so decided to travel by car. I'm not sure this was the best idea especially on market day. We got to brdiport ok but getting into the town and finding car park was a nightmare. Luckily I guessed the correct road and we managed to find a sign for a car park. When we entered into the car park it was packed with only two spaces left. Mum tried to park the car into the first space but the car wouldnt fit (I think she forgot she was in an escort not a fiesta lol). So we grabbed the last space instead. Then we found out the car parking on market day was free which was why it was so busy!
After this episode we walked into the street straight into the market. At first we thought the stalls were just on the top street until we relised they extended down another street and the town hall too. This is a large market with a good variety of stalls. There is everything from second hand goods to jams.
There is also a descent selection of shops in bridport itself including a few independent shops.
The tourist information centre has a very large selection of tourist information leaflets and brochures rom the area. They are friendly and will help you wth any information you need.
The only problem we has was finding somwhere to get something to eat. We all ended up having burger from the burger stand as that was one of the few places we found sold food.
Overall we had a good day and bought quite a few things. However I think if we return next time it may be on the bus!
Summary: a nice market
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