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One of West Dorset’s charms is its lack of commercial shopping centres – you certainly don’t come here for a dose of retail therapy. However, attractive fishing towns such as Lyme Regis have no shortage of galleries and gift shops to peruse, while the lively Bridport market is a great place to rummage through stalls selling everything from old LPs to hand-carved children’s toys, vegetables grown on allotments and a wide selection of artisan cheeses. Inland, you’ll come across farm shops selling their own meat, vegetables and homemade jams and pickles, while the kiosk on the harbourfront at West Bay is the spot to pick up fresh fish straight from the boats. And if you’re into antiques, some of the world’s oldest artefacts can be picked up at the many fossil shops in Lyme Regis, their hoards of gems, fossils, crystals and amber appealing to children and serious collectors alike.

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