MORE than a dozen members of Dorset’s Tourist Information Centre (TIC) teams from Dorchester, Lyme Regis, Bridport and Sherborne were welcomed to a tour around the Symondsbury Estate on the outskirts of Bridport.

From the impressive tithe barn, a popular wedding venue, the visitors went on to have a good look round and meet the staff of The Gallery, the Estate’s new art centre, which was in the process of opening its second next-door gallery, called The Space.

From there, they visited The Shed Hair & Beauty Boutique, the couture centre that is Colmer’s Hill Fashion, as well as the brimming-with-goods house and garden shop and the Symondsbury Kitchen café. It all ended with a farewell to some of the estate’s livestock and to the estate staff who had made the tour so enjoyable.

For more information about Symondsbury, you can now visit your local TIC or visit its website