Symondsbury is a large, pretty village of golden sandstone, bounded by the Marshwood Vale to the north and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast to the south in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The village is known for its iconic landmark – Colmers Hill, which is featured extensively on postcards of the area and is the subject of many atmospheric photographs.

It is said that there is a stream through the village which has legendary healing powers and there is an old road which passes through the village that used to take pilgrims to the shrine of St Wite at Whitchurch Canonicorum.