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Probably Dorset's most famous lost village, frozen in time. In 1943, the villagers were ordered to leave their homes so that the area could be used for training; they never returned. Only empty buildings remain, plus the preserved school and church, offering a fascinating insight into life in isolated communities in the first half of the 20th century, together with an evocative air of sadness.
Check opening times carefully - the area is still used for military training.