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Cerne Valley

Dorset for your pleasure.


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Cerne Abbas

Home of the Cerne Giant

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Visit the farm and tea shop here

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Nether Cerne

an unspoiled corner of rural Dorset

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for some wonderful walks

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Minterne Magna

the source of the River Cerne.

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Welcome to Cerne Valley

Welcome to our community portal about the Cerne Valley in Dorset, England. Our Guide Book provides easy click-through access to the many interesting information sites which cover the area.  Our Directory provides details and links to local businesses ranging from builders to solicitors.

The site is financed by the Parish council and the Cerne Abbas Village Hall and is run by volunteers on behalf of the community. The story behind this portal site was recorded in a Dorset for You 2015 video and can be seen via this link.  If you want to feature your business on this portal please use the Contact Us form and we will send you details.

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The Cerne Valley lies in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The valley follows the course of the River Cerne which rises to the north at Minterne Magna and flows through Cerne Abbas and Godmanstone  to Dorchester and the sea. The iconic Cerne Giant can be seen carved into the chalk hillside above Cerne Abbas. The people who live in the Cerne Valley know it to be a very special place and invite you to share it with them. Cerne Abbas is the centre for visiting and exploring the local area. It was the site of an important Benedictine abbey and that heritage can be seen to this day. A thriving village with its own Church, School, Post Office, three pubs, coffee shop and Surgery, it offers the visitor places to stay, to eat and to drink. There is also a range of small shops to help you to enjoy your visit. Minterne House, home of the Churchill and Digby families since 1620, is about two miles north of Cerne Abbas on the A352. It has unique gardens which are open for most of the year. Explore this website and find out more about the Cerne Valley.

click here to view Cerne Abbas in Google Maps

About The Valley

All the latest
Enjoy our beautiful countryside
Photos of our lovely villages and valleys
The wonders of our landscape
How to get around the valley
Over a thousand years of change
Visit one of our special community events
An iconic mystery
Get the latest weather forecast for Cerne Abbas

Valley Community

Find out more about the valley’s churches
A list of our many clubs & societies and how to join them.
Find out more about schools in the area.
Emergency Contact Numbers
Social Networking & Communities Online
Monthly News from the Parish
information about the parish council

Your Events

The Cerne Valley is the perfect place to host your special event. From weddings to annual conferences, we’ve got the venue for you.

We also have a variety of local businesses and services to help you prepare.

Do you need a venue for your event?
Do you need a photographer for your event?
Do you need any catering for your event?
Do you need a church for your event?


Stay & Eat

Local hotels, B&Bs and a wide range of pubs and eateries nearby.
Find out what the weather will be like on the day


Find out how to book a taxi

What's on

A list of events you may wish to enjoy
What’s on this month