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DORSET HOLIDAYS

The beautiful beaches of the Jurassic Coast; the iconic red and white stripes of Portland Bill Lighthouse on the Isle of Portland, wonderful ancient landmarks such as Corfe Castle and Brownsea Island… your visit to Dorset will certainly be one to remember.

Whether you’re looking for an active break with plenty of outdoor sports such as sailing, walking or horse riding, or you prefer a quiet break with some pampering and great food, Dorset has everything you could possibly wish for. Why not spend your Dorset holiday searching for fossils along the Jurassic Coast, or head to the bustling town of Bournemouth for an action-packed day of shopping and browsing along the promenade?

Whether you’re after a hotel holiday by the sea, a dog-friendly holiday park, a boutique B&B, or a stay in a luxury cottage, complete with hot tub and lavish extras, you’re sure to find the perfect place to stay within our quality selection of Dorset accommodation.

Things to do in Dorset

Dorset beaches

Among other places of interest and fantastic locations, including Corfe Castle, Brownsea Island and Gold Hill (aka Hovis Hill), Dorset has an abundance of beautiful beaches. Head to Studland, the filming location for Coldplay’s iconic “Yellow” music video; stomp along the 10 miles of sandy beaches in Poole and Bournemouth or take in the soft golden sands and safe bathing waters of Weymouth.

A visit to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is also a must, with beaches including picture-perfect West Bay, used in the TV series Broadchurch, Durdle Door and its stunning limestone arch, and Charmouth, famous for its fossils, all found along the 95 miles of coastline.

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Holiday activities

You can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a stay near the coast or enjoy a night on the tiles with a girl’s weekend in Bournemouth or Poole. Re-live the Olympic feeling with a trip to Weymouth or Portland, or see where the hit TV series Broadchurch was filmed – the options of things to do during your stay are endless!

Whether you’re looking for an active break with plenty of outdoor sports such as sailing, walking or horse riding or you prefer a quiet break with some pampering and great food, Dorset has everything you could possibly wish for.

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Eating out

The region has some wonderful towns to visit and some fantastic eateries from simple but delicious home cooked café nibbles to fine dining. Dorset is also well known for its fantastic market towns and you won’t have to look far to find a local farmers market selling fresh produce, while fish and chips shops are never too far away.

Michelin-starred restaurants aren’t too far from the county, with several in Wiltshire, Hampshire and Somerset, while there are some fantastic pubs in the area, serving up traditional, local produce in classic pub grub recipes.

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