* The Forester Timber Mill closed down in 1930. Located 27 km to the east of Bridport is the ghost town of Waterhouse which briefly flourished when gold was discovered in the vicinity in 1869. By 1875 the area had been exhausted. * By the 1920s Bridport had become a popular holiday destination. * In 1869 Lewey Richardson discovered gold at Waterhouse. * In 1798 Bass and Flinders passed along the coast where the modern townsite now lies during their exploration of the Tasmanian coastline. The signage on the History Walk is detailed and informative. Nine threatened species of bird and at least three, and possibly four, of Tasmania’s six species of threatened mammals are found in the reserve, as is a rare freshwater fish - the dwarf galaxias - and the vulnerable green and golden frog. You can book tickets in…, *The museum will be closed for the 2020 season because of building work. Bridport TIC - Covid-19 TEMPORARILY CLOSED, Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change, Dorset Tourism Awards 2019 - Silver Award. For friendly help and advice on the local area visit the Bridport Tourist Information Centre. Lots of lovely @bridportmarket to look arou, Rogue Rope making outside Bridport Museum today. Palmers Brewery is…, Welcome to Symondsbury Estate set in the beautiful Dorset countryside but within a few…, Vineyard Tours are taking place twice a day on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for small…, The National Trust car parks at Cogden Beach and Hive Beach are now open. The building team comprised an ex-convict carpenter and an American stonemason who had deserted from his sealing ship. A dedicated Team with expert knowledge of the local area, it's attractions and facilities.. *Event information and Ticket sales * Electric Palace Box Office * Where to stay * Directions * Public Transport timetables * Coach Tour Boookings * Souvenir gifts to buy * Where to eat * Walking and cycling maps * Where to shop * Visitor attractions * Shoppers Permits * Market information * Town Hall bookings... Open All Year  April-October  Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Around this time it was called the "Riviera of the North Coast". It was the terminus of the 28 km Forester to Bridport Tramway which brought sawn timber to the port for shipment to Melbourne, during the period 1913-25. It is an area of historical and ecological importance. Bridport Map: On this page we have provided you with a handy town centre map for the town of Bridport, Dorset, you can use it to find your way around Bridport, and you will also find that it is easy to print out and take with you. Located on Waterhouse Road this delightful course has panoramic views across Bass Strait and a course which has been described as "a mix of voluptuous dunes, sandy waste and rough typical of a links course. Bowood * In 1876 Captain William Henry Jones, who had been moving goods and passengers in and out of Bridport in his ship, Bessie, built the Forester Inn. We are easily assessable to Airports in Exeter, Southampton and Bristol. Bridport Bus and Coach Station is a five minute walk from Bridport Tourist Information Centre . Just a five minute walk to the office. The Bridport History Walk These diverse habitats support a rich fauna. From the main entrance to the desk, there is level access. e: [email protected], OPEN ALL YEAR: If you cannot find the information you need, please contact, © Copyright Bridport Town Council 2020 - All Rights Reserved, Town Council Policies and Financial Information, Access & Movement Study – Invitation to Quote, Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan Evidence, Bridport Town Council Five-Year Plan 2019-2024, Bridport Town Council 2018-19 in Pictures, Jellyfields and Bothenhampton Nature Reserve, Riverside Gardens – A New Management Plan 2019 – 2024, A New Home for the Bridport Memorial Wild Flower Meadow, Local and national accommodation booking service, Advice on what to do, where to go and how to get there, Booking agent for coach and ferry operators, Ticket agent for local events, attractions and theatres. Whether you live here or are on holiday, Bridport TIC is the place to go and find out what is happening in the area! They are…, The Aquarium has now re-opened. Discover the creatures of the seashore and deeper waters…, CLOSES 01/11/2020 FOR THE SEASON UNTIL SPRING 2021, DATE TBAThe Swannery is now open…, Dorchester Sports Centre has now re-opened - a family friendly centre offering the local…, *LATEST UPDATE* The museum is currently open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from…, *Temporarily closed*. Bridport is an attractive and lively market town, situated in rural Dorset surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful coast and countryside. Bridport is located on the southern shore of Anderson Bay 277 km north of Hobart and 84 km north-east of Launceston via the Tasman Highway. Bridport Tourist Information Centre, managed by the Town Council, is situated in the Town Hall at the top of South Street. The nearest main line Station is Dorchester ,about 30 mins away. From the main entrance to the shop, there is level access. A short drive or bus journey from West Bay ( made famous by the TV series 'Broad Church' ) or 45 min walk through the meadows. They…, **Latest Update** The Museum is now open 10am until 4pm, Wednesday to Saturday. To build your own Itinerary, click to add an item to your Itinerary basket. * By the late 1830s Chinese tin miners had arrived in the area. The closest car park to the Tourist Information Centre is South Street car park, DT6 3PS. Two years later Peter Brewer was granted 500 acres (202 ha) upon which he built the impressive 'Bowood'. DT6 3LF Bridport Circuit Walking Track Monday to Saturday, 10am – 3pm, Following Government guidelines Bridport TIC will be closed from Thursday 05 November to Wednesday 02 December, © 2020 Bridport Town Council • Website by, For friendly help and advice on the local area visit the Bridport Tourist Information Centre.


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