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Dorset

Dorset

Dorset offers a great range of tourist and holiday destinations, ranging from the towns along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site to rural villages such as Shaftesbury offering unspoilt countryside.

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Exploring Dorset

Dorset in south-west England is famous for the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, which features landforms such as Lulworth Cove, the Isle of Portland, Chesil Beach and Durdle Door. It is also home to some of the best beaches in south England, ideal for family holidays.

Dorset is largely rural with many small villages and few large towns, and no cities. Popular places to visit include Bournemouth, the historic port of Poole, Dorchester, Weymouth, Sherborne, Gillingham, and the small coastal towns of Lyme Regis and Swanage.

The area has a superb collection of castles and forts for you to explore, including Sherborne Castle, Lulworth castle and Portland Castle.

Staying in Dorset

Dorset offers a range of accommodation for all types of holidays, from Luxury hotels, to numerous bed and breakfasts and guest houses, and also with plenty of well equipped self-catering holiday cottages.

Some of our favourite escapes...

  • Holiday Cottage in Dorset, England
    Rose Cottage Luxury Self Catering in Dorset

    Holiday Cottage in Dorchester, Dorset, England

    Character Cottage - Newly refurbished. Awarded 5 star English Tourist Board Award for 2016. Set on a farm within 600 acres of stunning countryside. Nature trail. Fishing. Tennis c...

    Family Friendly  

    £ 395.00 - £ 1,495.00 per week

  • Holiday Cottage in Dorset, England
    Coastal Farm Holiday Cottages Dorset

    Holiday Cottage in Dorset, Dorset, England

    Coastal Farm Holiday Cottages, Weymouth, Dorset, UK. Two beautiful cottages set on the edge of a 70 acre wild flowers and grasses farm on the Dorset Coast. Close to several beaches...

    Family Friendly  

    £ 350.00 - £ 924.00 per week

  • Holiday Cottage in Dorset, England
    Lake View Luxury Self Catering Log Cabin New Forest

    Holiday Cottage in Hampshire, Dorset, England

    Lake View is positioned exclusively in a prime location with uninterrupted views over the main 3 acre lake surrounded by 60 acres of unspoiled countryside.

    Pet & Dog Friendly  

    £ 300.00 - £ 550.00 per week

  • Hotel in Dorset, England
    Mortons House Hotel Luxury Accommodation Dorset

    Hotel in Corfe Castle Swanage, Dorset, England

    400 year old 16th century hotel situated in picturesque Corfe Castle. From the moment you arrive, you experience the atmosphere of a cherished Tudor manor. Relax amongst Elizabetha...

    Wheelchair Friendly Family Friendly  

    £ 80.00 - £ 80.00 pppn

  • Holiday Cottage in Dorset, England
    Tincleton Luxury Lodge in Dorset

    Holiday Cottage in Tincleton Dorchester, Dorset, England

    Character Cottage 5 bedrooms/4 bathrooms - Newly refurbished. Luxury 5 star. Awarded 5 Star Gold English Tourist Board for 2016. Set on a farm within 600 acres of stunning countr...

    Wheelchair Friendly Family Friendly  

    £ 695.00 - £ 2,395.00 per week

  • Park, Garden or Woodland in Dorset, England
    Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens Swannery and Children's Farm Dorset

    Park, Garden or Woodland in Abbotsbury Nr Weymouth, Dorset, England

    Magnificent Victorian walled garden set in 20 acres of woodland valley with unique micro climate. Swannery and Children's Farm

    Parks Gardens and Woodlands, Tours and Trips, Visitor Centres and Museums, Childrens Attractions, Zoos Farms and Wildlife Parks, Cafes Coffee Shops and Tearooms, Restaurants, Shops

  • Stately Home in Dorset, England
    Athelhampton House and Gardens Dorset

    Stately Home in Athelhampton, Dorset, England

    Athelhampton House, located outside Dorchester in Dorset. Tour the house and gardens. Topiary Restaurant, Long Hall Restaurant, Gift shop, Cinema & Outdoor Theatre. Wedding & Confe...

    Historic Buildings and Monuments, Parks Gardens and Woodlands, Tours and Trips, Visitor Centres and Museums, Pubs and Bars, Restaurants, Cinemas, Theatres, Shops

  • Nature Reserve in Dorset, England
    Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park

    Nature Reserve in Dorchester , Dorset, England

    A tranquil, peaceful and intimate spot, the gardens are beautifully situated in undulating Dorset countryside, with a lake, canals, broad sweeping and formal gardens. Animal Park w...

    Nature Reserve, Parks Gardens and Woodlands, Tours and Trips, Visitor Centres and Museums, Childrens Attractions, Zoos Farms and Wildlife Parks, Shops

  • Stately Home in Dorset, England
    Maiden Castle Iron Age Hill Fort Dorset

    Stately Home in Dorchester, Dorset, England

    The largest and most complex Iron Age hill fort in Britain.

    Historic Buildings and Monuments

  • Visitor Centre or Museum in Dorset, England
    Bovington Tank Musuem

    Visitor Centre or Museum in Bovington, Dorset, England

    With almost 300 tanks and fighting vehicles on exhibition from 26 countries it is the second-largest collection of tanks/ armoured fighting vehicles.

    Visitor Centres and Museums, Childrens Attractions

  • Special Offer for Swallows Manor Large Self Catering Accommodation in Dorset
    Special Offer for Swallows Manor Large Self Catering Accommodation in Dorset

    Swallows Manor Large Self Catering Accommodation in Dorset

    Dorset, England

    midweek bookings monday to friday for the remainder of 2016 subject to availability £900 for 4 nights for up to 19 people. Swallows manor is a 9 bedroom mansion with a hot tub, gam...

    Last Minute Deal expires 31 Dec '16

  • Special Offer for The Old Manor Large Self Catering Accommodation in Dorset Somerset
    Special Offer for The Old Manor Large Self Catering Accommodation in Dorset Somerset

    The Old Manor Large Self Catering Accommodation in Dorset Somerset

    Dorset, England

    bargain autumn breaks of at least £400 off Remaining weeeknds in 2016 reduced from £2450 to £1450 Remaining midweek breaks in 2016 reduced from £1859 to £1150 Remaining weeks fr...

    Last Minute Deal expires 31 Dec '16

  • Special Offer for The Old Manor Large Self Catering Accommodation in Dorset Somerset
    Special Offer for The Old Manor Large Self Catering Accommodation in Dorset Somerset

    The Old Manor Large Self Catering Accommodation in Dorset Somerset

    Dorset, England

    Half price midweek breaks now £850 for the whole house. We now have a brand new 8 seater hot tub too. Historic manor house with all modern comforts. Suitable for large groups and f...

    Last Minute Deal expires 31 Dec '16

  • Special Offer for Templecombe PARK
    Special Offer for Templecombe PARK

    Templecombe Park Large Self Catering in Somerset

    Dorset, England

    All remaining midweeks in 2016 reduced from £2150 to £1450. Spectacular large country house with all the toys. Sleeping up to 23 people this property has an indoor heated swimming ...

    Last Minute Deal expires 27 Jan '17

  • Escape Package
    Escape Package

    Mortons House Hotel Luxury Accommodation Dorset

    Dorset, England

    Fabulous 2 day break which includes, 2 nights accommodation with full English Breakfast and dinner for two on one of the evenings with a bottle of wine. All this for a total of £3...

    Accommodation Discount expires 31 Dec '16

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