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Fabulous Dorset

With its breath-taking and often epic coastline, rolling landscape and incredible history, it is no wonder that Dorset is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK.

Discover the Dorset

From the World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast to the 1,000 acres of natural beauty in the Moors Valley Country Park, Dorset has long been a must-visit location for families, couples and solo travelers alike who love to explore & enjoy this diverse coast or stunning countryside.


Dorset has a rich history, with the region offering visitors the chance to explore thousands of years of human life with popular destinations such as Corfe Castle and Sherborne Abbey. It is much more than just a historical destination, though, with a vibrant abundance of modern towns and villages acting as the perfect base to explore the surrounding area.

A host of delicious restaurants and regular farmers’ markets offering fresh and organic produce make Dorset a great spot for foodies. The vast sandy shores or gorgeous countryside provide the perfect location to stretch those legs and walk off those culinary delights!

Here we feature four of our more popular destinations in Dorset where we showcase a selection of fabulous places to stay on holiday.

Bournemouth

The seaside town of Bournemouth is one of the most eclectic destinations in Dorset and one of the most popular coastal resorts in the UK. With a prime location in the region, it makes for the perfect spot to explore everything Dorset has to offer, with some stunning walks taking in the rugged coastal views.

The bustling town has something for everyone, with the pier taking the centre stage for many visitors, with its classic arcade games, delicious food outlets and adventure golf keeping the entire family entertained. Step away from the sea, and you will find a host of fantastic restaurants, bars and nightlife running late into the evening.

A short walk from the pier is the Russel-Cotes Gallery, which has a range of incredible exhibitions throughout the year. Keep walking to the centre of the town, and you will find the Victorian Gardens, which alongside hosting various art exhibitions, also features an aviary and bandstand.


Lyme Regis

If you are looking for a more relaxed destination, the quaint seaside town of Lyme Regis is the perfect location for couples and families. Although it has long been considered one of the best spots to hunt for ancient fossils, in recent years, the town has become the go-to spot for foodies, with numerous restaurants popping up serving fresh culinary delights from around the world.

One of the most attractive aspects of the town is its family-friendly beaches, with the Town Beach being a popular spot for building sandcastles and playing games, whilst Monmouth Beach is the perfect spot if you’re on the hunt for dinosaur bones!

Take a walk along the beach, and you will come to the iconic and beautiful Cobb Harbour. A great spot to take in the whole of the coastal view, film fans will also recognise the location from Meryl Streep movie The French Lieutenant’s Woman.

A gentle walk back into the town will showcase a range of high street and independent shops, pubs, and art galleries.


Bridport

The stunning market town of Bridport is situated a few miles inland from the coast, with easy access to a host of gorgeous beaches and countryside walks. The bustling town often hosts a vibrant mix of events, entertainment and exhibitions.

One of the biggest attractions of the town is its historic centre, which features some of the oldest buildings in the area, including the Town Hall and St Mary’s Church, which was built in the 13th century! Bridport town centre is also a popular spot for culture fans with the Lyric Theatre hosting some fantastic shows and the Arts Centre regularly featuring some incredible exhibitions.

If you are looking for a bite to eat before a show, or after a long day exploring the Jurassic Coast, then Bridport is packed with delicious restaurants. A walk through the town will unveil a host of eateries offering a wide range of choice, from fresh seafood to classic delights. There are also popular food markets held every week in the centre of the town selling fresh produce from across the region.


Jurassic Coast

Stretching an incredible 95 miles, the Jurassic Coast is the only Natural World Heritage Site in the UK and is a diverse, beautiful landscape of beaches, towns, coves and breath-taking views. Dorset is one of the most accessible regions of the coast and is packed with towns and villages to serve as a base as you explore the coastline.

Each holiday spot is packed with a variety of unique options, from St Winifred’s, the oldest church in Devon, to lively and bustling modern market towns. With so much choice, you will always be able to find the perfect spot that suits all the family.

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