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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
    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 Online Booking Accepted  

    £ 225.00 - £ 945.00 per week

  • 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
    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. short breaks all year and great gastro pubs nearby. 8 lovely bedrooms and a ...

    Pet & Dog Friendly Family Friendly Online Booking Accepted  

    £ 200.00 - £ 1,100.00 per night

  • 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 Online Booking Accepted  

    £ 250.00 - £ 1,350.00 per night

  • 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 Homes in Dorset, England
    Athelhampton House and Gardens Dorset

    Stately Homes 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 Homes in Dorset, England
    Maiden Castle Iron Age Hill Fort Dorset

    Stately Homes 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

    Huge discounts on late availability please go to owners website for accurate up-to-date calendars. Historic manor house with all modern comforts. Suitable for large groups and fam...

    Last Minute Deal expires 21 May 2019

  • 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

    Early bird special. midweek bookings now only £1350 for four nights, excluding school holidays Weekend of 15.3.19 now. Only £1250 which is half price. Historic manor house with all...

    Last Minute Deal expires 22 Nov 2019

  • Special Offer for Upton Grange Holiday Cottages Dorset
    Special Offer for Upton Grange Holiday Cottages Dorset

    Upton Grange Holiday Cottages Dorset

    Dorset, England

    10% Discount for 3 nights or more from 1st April - 27th April 2019, to include a Spring/Easter Welcome Pack. Upton Grange Holiday Cottages is an exclusive conversion of 6 luxury se...

    Accommodation Discount expires 27 Apr 2019

  • Special Offer for Rose Cottage Luxury Self Catering in Dorset
    Special Offer for Rose Cottage Luxury Self Catering in Dorset

    Rose Cottage Luxury Self Catering in Dorset

    Dorset, England

    5 Star Luxury available for special discounts Please see availability page for newly reduced rates or contact Jane. Newly refurbished character cottage Awarded 5 STAR visit England...

    Accommodation Discount expires 26 Dec 2019

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

    Bakers Mill Farm Holiday Cottages

    Dorset, England

    10% discount for returning visitors or booking more than one cottage. Only one discount type allowed. Sleeping from 2 to 6 in 6 cosy cottages(total 21)with games room. Fishing in o...

    Accommodation Discount expires 31 Dec 2019

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