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    Dorset is the ideal location for a holiday or short break. From rustic cottages buried deep in the countryside, converted barns to coastal apartments - there is plenty of accommodation offering special offers and bargain breaks for you to choose from!

Itinerary Planner

Plan your visit to Dorset using the '+ Itinerary Planner' button. Add to Excursion

Select items throughout the site to build an itinerary of your choice.

Travelling Around Dorset

Once you know how to get to Dorset, travel around Dorset by public transport. 

Sit back, enjoy the view and let someone else do the driving!

By Bus:

It's really easy to travel in Dorset by bus. 

Visit the TravelDorset website to help plan your car free trip around Dorset. 

The Jurassic Coaster and Purbeck Breezer buses are ideal for walkers who want to walk a section of the coast path, as you have the option of travelling out or back by bus. 

Further information on public transport in Dorset can be found on the Dorset For You website.

Park & Ride:

Take the hassle out of your trip by using a park and ride service.

Dorchester Park and Ride operates weekdays costing £1 per day.

Park at Dorchester Football Stadium and be collected from Dorchester Library at the top of town.

Norden Car Park near Corfe Castle costs £3.20 per day to park your car. You can then jump on the Swanage Railway to Corfe Castle or Swanage (seperate ticket required).

Weymouth Park and Ride runs a service into Weymouth Town Centre and the beach. The park and ride is open 7 days a week during the summer (starting 28th May) and closes for the winter period. From the 11th June 2016 the number 2 bus service will provide a route to the site.

Electric Car Charger Points

Bournemouth - Christchurch Rd 
Bournemouth - Maderia Road Multi Storey Car Park      
Bournemouth - Richmond Gardens Car Park 
Bournemouth (Boscombe) - Hawkwood Road Car Park
Bournemouth (Kinson) - Pound Lane Car Park
Bournemouth (Westbourne) - Poole Rd
Bridport - East Street Short Stay Car Park
Christchurch - Saxon Square Car Park
Dorchester - Trinity Street Car Park
Lyme Regis - Charmouth Road Car Park
Poole - Ashley Road
Poole - Civic Centre Surface Car Park
Poole - Fern Barrow, Bournemouth University (Talbot Campus)
Poole - Old Orchard
Poole - Seldown Lane
Weymouth - Harbourside Car Park

Further electric car charger points can be found via the website.

By Train:

There are several train stations in Dorset including Christchurch, Dorchester, Sherborne, Wareham and Weymouth as well as several local stations.

Visit the National Rail website for more information, or get live train departure times on TravelDorset

Swanage Railway journeys through the most scenic Dorset countryside travelling to Corfe Castle.

Taxis are available from train stations and airports as well as towns and villages.

Walking & Cycling in Dorset:

Discover Dorset's spectacular coast and countryside by using cycle networks or Dorset walking trails whilst you are here.

There are a mixture of long and short distance routes, waymarked and circular trails and guided walks available.

For further information see the walking and cycling pages on TravelDorset.

Car Free Days in Purbeck:

Purbeck, its wildlife and beauty can be enjoyed much more with less traffic on the roads and there are so many travel options available that you do not need a car to explore the area. 

Out of Car Experiences in South Purbeck  (covers Wareham (travelling south), Corfe Castle, Swanage, West Lulworth and Worth Matravers)

Out of Car Experiences in North Purbeck (covers Wareham (travelling north), Bere Regis and Lytchett Minster)