Top Destinations in Dorset

Relax, enjoy, and explore the fantastic locations Dorset has to offer. If you are looking for a variety of lovely holiday experiences, visiting the county is an ideal choice for families, couples, and individuals of all ages. The region hosts plenty of activities and things to do encompassing a diverse selection of locations, perfect for adventure seekers or those striving for relaxation.

Some prominent and popular towns in Dorset include the seaside town of Bournemouth and harbour side location of Poole. Both areas provide a fantastic selection of things to do including exploring Bournemouth’s luscious gardens in the centre of town, taking to the skies in the Bournemouth Eye or enjoying traditional fish and chips at Harry Ramsden’s along the seafront. If you want to see some impressive sights, head to Poole for luxury yachts lined up in the harbour or an ultimate shopping experience at the Dolphin Centre showcasing well-known retailers and restaurants.


If you are looking to discover enchanting coastlines and incredible coves, make your way to coastal towns of Swanage and West Lulworth for a captivating experience. Other towns along the south coast include the quaint harbourside location of West Bay and the family friendly seaside area of Weymouth. Each town displays an interesting mix of tranquil walks, water activities, and delicious produce to sample.

The north of Dorset caters for visitors wanting to explore the heritage of the area and revel in community life. The market towns of Shaftesbury and Sherborne showcase beautiful countryside, breath-taking views, and are steeped in history and tradition. Both towns are home to striking abbeys and plentiful selections of events and festivities throughout the year. Another popular town in the region is Blandford Forum, home to impressive Georgian architecture and attractive surroundings.

An interesting setting stretching across Dorset shores is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast. Here you can discover prehistoric geology or walk the South West Coastal Path for extensive views of the bay and out to sea. Skirting on the edge of the region is the National Park of The New Forest, this luscious natural area is an amazing place for people of all ages. Enjoy enchanting walks, biking through woodland and horse riding through pasturelands. People of all ages will relish this fantastic holiday experience.

Check out the amazing variety of accommodation styles available in Dorset, helping you to create fabulous holiday experiences everyone will treasure.

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