Bridport is a promote town in Dorset, England, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) inland from the English Channel close the confluence of the River Brit and its tributary the Asker. Its origins are Saxon and it has a long history as a rope-making centre. On the coast and within the town’s boundary is West Bay, a little fishing harbour back known as Bridport Harbour.
In the 21st century, Bridport’s arts scene has expanded similar to an arts centre, theatre, cinema and museum. It features as Port Bredy in Thomas Hardy’s Wessex novels.
In the 2011 census the population of Bridport’s built-up area was 13,568. The town is twinned bearing in mind Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, France.