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Bridport is a market town in Dorset, England. It is located near the coast at the western end of Chesil beach at the merging of river Brit and its tributaries. Originally the town was a fishing port and rope-making centre.
The population of Bridport is approximately 13,000. In 2006 West Dorset district was named 10th best place to live in the UK.
Bridport is composed of several small suburban districts, namely Allington, Skilling, Coneygar, Bothenhampton, Bradpole, Court Orchard and St Andrew's Well.
Bridport is situated on the world heritage Jurassic Coast and Chesil Beach. The loose clay cliffs in the area are abundant with fossils making the area popular with fossil hunters. Its most famous landmark is the view of the conical Colmers Hill with small clump of trees aligned with West Street. Bridport has a thriving commercial centre with a twice-weekly street market and monthly farmers' market.
The main Honiton - Southampton road A35 passes around Bridport on a bypass and the A3066 to Crewkerne, via Beaminster starts in Bridport. There is also a direct road to Weymouth, the B3157 also known as the coast road, this take you through the coastal villages of Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury.
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The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridport