Two of Dorset’s market towns have been named amongst the UK’s favourites.
The centre of Bridport comes alive every Wednesday and Saturday when the flourishing market comes to town, attracting shoppers from miles around. As a rural market town it’s always nice to get some recognition from a well known national company and the general public.
National Express recently carried out a survey of a thousand people to find the country’s favourite market towns. Not surprisingly Bridport made it in to the top ten, coming eighth place overall and closely followed by Wareham, in ninth place. The company carried out the poll to offer some summer travel inspiration and encourage people to visit, if they weren’t enticed by the beautiful surroundings and Jurassic Coast already!
National Express managing director, Tom Stables, praised the two towns and Dorset as a whole. He said: ‘Dorset is a stunning county as a whole and Bridport and Wareham, which are blessed with natural beauty and packed with points of interest, are real gems so it’s hardly surprising they are regarded among the best towns in the UK’.
‘It’s tough to think of anything more quintessentially British than a market town and we think that’s worth celebrating’.
Ross-on-Wye in Hertfordshire topped the list with Thirsk in North Yorkshire and Grantham in Lincolnshire wrapping up the top three.
For anybody looking to travel on National Express, bookings are taken by Bridport Tourist Information, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3LF