"in a very fine country -- fine part of Dorsetshire."

Dorsetshire, or the county of Dorset, is in the southwest of England and rubs against the coast as well as the county in which Persuasion is set, Somerset. The towns of Lyme Regis and Charmouth fall within its borders.


Milton Abbey, Dorset
Public DomainMilton Abbey, Dorset - Credit: Alexander Francis Lydon