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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

  • 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
    Character Farm Cottages Weymouth Dorset

    Holiday Cottage in Weymouth, Dorset, England

    Character Farm Cottages offer 7 self catering holiday cottages (sleeping 2-9 guests) situated on a working farm near the stunning Chesil Beach, half way between Weymouth and Abbots...

    Pet & Dog Friendly Wheelchair Friendly Family Friendly  

    £ 300.00 - £ 1,250.00 per week

  • Holiday Home in Dorset, England
    The Old Manor Large Self Catering Accommodation in Dorset Somerset

    Holiday Home in Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

    Historic manor house with all modern comforts. Suitable for large groups and families.The Old Manor is set within 2 acres of gardens. Which consist of an impressive carriage drive,...

    Pet & Dog Friendly Wheelchair Friendly Family Friendly  

    £ 1,750.00 - £ 4,500.00 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 Character Farm Cottages Weymouth Dorset
    Special Offer for Character Farm Cottages Weymouth Dorset

    Character Farm Cottages Weymouth Dorset

    Dorset, England

    Beautiful cottage for 2 people situated near the Chesil Beach and the impressive Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Willows Cottage, sleep 2, 5th May, 7 nights £350. Character Farm Cottage...

    Last Minute Deal expires 12 May '17

  • Special Offer for Character Farm Cottages Weymouth Dorset
    Special Offer for Character Farm Cottages Weymouth Dorset

    Character Farm Cottages Weymouth Dorset

    Dorset, England

    Beautiful Dorset Cottage set in stunning farmland on Dorset Coast near the Chesil Beach and Weymouth. The Sycamores sleeps 5 and is available for the week starting 19 May for only...

    Accommodation Discount expires 25 May '17

  • Chelsea Cottage Near Weymouth
    Chelsea Cottage Near Weymouth

    Character Farm Cottages Weymouth Dorset

    Dorset, England

    Beautiful Dorset cottage near Chesil Beach, The Fleet and Weymouth, sleeps 8 was £670 now £620 per week. Available 2 June to 15 June. Character Farm Cottages offer 7 self catering...

    Accommodation Discount expires 15 Jun '17

  • Special Offer for Character Farm Cottages Weymouth Dorset
    Special Offer for Character Farm Cottages Weymouth Dorset

    Character Farm Cottages Weymouth Dorset

    Dorset, England

    3 Lower Farm Cottage, stunning Dorset cottage near Weymouth and The Chesil Beach, sleeps 5. Available 16 June for a week - was £630, now £580. Character Farm Cottages offer 7 self...

    Accommodation Discount expires 30 Jun '17

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