Broadwindsor is a village in West Dorset, which is renowned for Lewesdon Hill (the highest point in Dorset), Pilsdon Pen (Iron Age Hill Fort) and the 13th century church, in which Thomas Fuller preached. Broadwindsor is two miles west of Beaminster and seven miles north of Bridport. The village square is much photographed, especially King Charles Cottage, the place where King Charles II is reputed to have stayed the night in 1651 after his flight from the battle of Worcester. The local village hall, known as Comrades Hall, is an active centre for all the members of the community, which hosts a variety of clubs and meetings as well as regular visits from Artsreach and Dorset Moviola. Dorothy Wordsworth wrote of Broadwindsor as being “the place dearest to my recollection in the whole surface of the island”.