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Bridport is a busy, well supported market town with a good mix of independent shops, cafes and well-known shops. 

Market days are every Wednesday and Saturday and you can find an eclectic mix of stalls all along East Street, West Street and South Street. We have a Saturday stall outside The Market House pub - give us a wave as you go past.

The Vintage Quarter is found at St Michaels Trading Estate (not as grim as it sounds). Lots of small, quirky shops tucked away behind the Waitrose car park.

It is a 20 minute walk from the cottages along a footpath into town, so if you are not planning on shopping for heavy items this is a great way to avoid parking and traffic.

Please, please do support our local high street before you head further afield. 

Arts and Culture

There are many and varied things to do, watch, visit and join in with in Bridport. The Electric Palace, Bridport Arts Centre and The Lyric Theatre are all venues with a rich programme of events and Bucky Doo Square (behind the town hall) has live performers most Saturdays in the summer.


Bridport Museum is well worth a visit, it has recently been refurbished and is engaging for all ages. 

Bridport is famous for the literary competition The Bridport Prize  as well as the quirky Hat Festival at the beginning of September. For music lovers, Beaminster Festival is at the end of June with Jurassic Fields music festival and Bridport Folk Festival following in in July. There is live music of all genres throughout the year in the town. The literary festival BridLit always has an impressive line-up of speakers and events in November, Bridport Food Festival is a great event in June and our local agricultural show The Melplash Show is well worth a visit in August.

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