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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
    Upton Grange Holiday Cottages Dorset

    Holiday Cottage in Dorchester, Dorset, England

    Upton Grange Holiday Cottages is an exclusive conversion of 6 luxury self-catering holiday homes, just a mile from the Jurassic coast, set in mature gardens in the heart of Dorset.

    Family Friendly Online Booking Accepted  

    £ 430.00 - £ 1,375.00 per week

  • Holiday Cottage in Dorset, England
    Bakers Mill Farm Holiday Cottages

    Holiday Cottage in Beaminster, Dorset, England

    Sleeping from 2 to 6 in 6 cosy cottages(total 21)with games room. Fishing in our own lakes. Pets welcome. Walks from the door. Wonderful, peaceful relaxing area surrounded by hills...

    Pet & Dog Friendly Wheelchair Friendly Family Friendly  

    £ 225.00 - £ 945.00 per week

  • Holiday Cottage in Dorset, England
    Compton Nest Large Country House Dorset

    Holiday Cottage in shaftesbury, Dorset, England

    Large country house in a stunning setting at the foot of the Cranborne Chase. Sleeping 18 with Hot tub

    Pet & Dog Friendly Wheelchair Friendly Family Friendly  

    £ 1,950.00 - £ 3,450.00 per week

  • Holiday Cottage in Dorset, England
    Greenwich Cottage Self Catering Dorset

    Holiday Cottage in Bridport, Dorset, England

    Greenwich Cottage is three miles from the historic town of Bridport and just six miles from the bustling seaside resort of Lyme Regis. It has all the charm of an old cottage but wi...

    Family Friendly  

    £ 425.00 - £ 875.00 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

  • 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 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

    £200 off all midweek bookings, subject to availability. Historic manor house with all modern comforts. Suitable for large groups and families.The Old Manor is set within 2 acres of...

    Last Minute Deal expires 22 Nov 2018

  • 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 £1250 for the whole house. Autumn weekends from £1750. Historic manor house with all modern comforts. Suitable for large groups and families.The Old M...

    Last Minute Deal expires 20 Dec 2018

  • Special Offer for Bakers Mill Farm Holiday Cottages
    Special Offer for Bakers Mill Farm Holiday Cottages

    Bakers Mill Farm Holiday Cottages

    Dorset, England

    Threshers Barn sleeping up to 6. Reduced to £850 during July and August for 6 people, £800 for 4 people Late availability in June 9th June for a week - The Granary sleeping 2...

    Accommodation Discount expires 5 Sep 2018

  • 4 nights for the price of 3
    4 nights for the price of 3

    Mortons House Hotel Luxury Accommodation Dorset

    Dorset, England

    Why not enjoy a free night on us! Stay for 4 nights and only pay for 3. Offer available anytime between a Sunday and a Thursday. Full English Breakfast is included. Call to che...

    Accommodation Discount expires 12 Nov 2018

  • 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 30 Nov 2018

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