A Historical Market Town in West Dorset
The historic market town of Bridport is known for its local markets where there is always a big variety of high quality local foods. The town also boasts wide international links through its mix of lively and cultural exhibitions and events. For centuries Bridport was famous for rope making, by the time of King John in the early 13th century it was known for its rope making and was considered so important that the king ordered them to work night and day so he had enough rope for his Navy. When King Henry VIII was on the thrown, rope making in Bridport was so important, he ordered all hemp grown within 5 miles of the town should be reserved for making rope for his Navy.