Where to Stay In Dorset |

Choose from a variety of accommodation to suit your stay

Dorset, with its exciting seaside towns, tranquil countryside and historic sites of interest has much to entertain and inspire. You can see the best of what Bournemouth and Weymouth have to offer from atop the Bournemouth Eye and Weymouth Tower respectively, which reach high into the skies and have long reaching views over the towns and the surrounding coastline. The Bournemouth Eye is a great place to marvel at the displays that take place during the annual Bournemouth Air Festival too.

The most iconic sites to visit when on holiday in Dorset are the superb natural landmarks of Durdle Door and Old Harry Rocks and an absolute ‘must see’ is the ever eroding spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast with its fossil hunting opportunities. The county’s only dinosaur fossil was found along the Jurassic coast at Charmouth.

You can’t visit Dorset without enjoying a day out on one of the great beaches that are found in the county. Bournemouth has a long stretch of golden sand that is very popular with tourists and locals alike with safe swimming conditions so you can take a worry free dip. The Dorset coastline stretches for 88 miles so there are plenty of beaches to spend your time exploring including Swanage, Sandbanks and Weymouth beach.

The county has a beautiful expanse of countryside to visit while on your Dorset holiday including the Ringwood Forest where you can bike, walk or horse ride. For fans of adventure sports try the “Go Ape” experience or the forest Segway adventure at the Moors Valley Country Park.

Dotted around the county there are some wonderful English Heritage sites such as Portland Castle and a wide selection of National Trust landmarks such as the Cerne Giant at Cerne Abbas, a controversial hill side carving. One of the most popular National Trust landmarks is Brownsea Island found just off the coast of Poole and is a heaven for wildlife lovers with red squirrels, kingfishers and dunlins all thriving in their natural habitat.

Dorset is a haven for food lovers as there are plenty of wonderful places to eat and drink. There are a few celebrity names associated with Dorset such as Mark Hix and Mat Folas and the ever popular Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall. The county hosts many food festivals, food markets and even an annual Dorset nettle eating competition.

You can’t visit Dorset without enjoying a day out on one of the great beaches that are found in the county

Whether you choose to stay in North Dorset, East Dorset, South Dorset or West Dorset you’ll be spoilt for choice for things to do and where to stay. Our collection of accommodation in Dorset includes cottages, hotels, holiday parks and B&B’s meaning you’ll have plenty of choice when finding perfect Dorset holidays.

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