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Welcome to Dorset

Looking for a beautiful and welcoming destination to enjoy the perfect break?  Want somewhere that’s brimming with things to do, with a fantastic playground of beaches and miles of unspoilt countryside to explore?

Then welcome to Dorset – a county of contrasts, offering the very best of countryside, coastline, events and attractions, perfect for families and couples alike.

Dorset boasts some of the best and unique family attractions you’ll ever find!  Monkey around at Monkey World or enjoy an explosive day of fun at The Tank Museum.. there’s so much to do you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Or if you’re looking for a slightly slower, relaxed pace then we have a wealth of historic castles, fantastic houses and gardens to explore and delight.

You’ll always find a fantastic selection of things to do, places to visit and exciting events in Dorset!

If good food and drink is a must, then Dorset is for you!  With an abundance of fresh, local produce your taste buds will be in for a real treat.

Our landscape may also look very familiar!  Dorset has been the star of many famous film and TV productions, including ITV’s multiple BAFTA winning crime drama Broadchurch.  Film-makers, poets and writers have all been captivated and had their imaginations charged by the outstanding beauty of Dorset’s landscape and coastline…and its easy to see why! 

So, if you’re after clear air, spectacular beaches and magnificent countryside with a vibrant events calendar and fantastic attractions then book a holiday to Dorset! 

Finding accommodation is easy - from chic hotels and cosy B&Bs to the freedom of self catering cottages and holiday parks, you’ll find your favourite kind of place to stay.

This is where memories are made!

Not to be missed...

A selection of great things to see and do in Dorset

Sturminster Newton Mill

Sturminster Newton

The de facto 'capital' of the surrounding Blackmore Vale, Sturminster...

Cerne Abbas Giants

Cerne Abbas

Cerne Abbas is a charming and quaint village that is world renowned...

Llama trekking on Golden Cap

UK Llamas

Walking with Llamas is a unique and very relaxing experience. These...

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