Dog and two walkers at Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock in Dorset
Visit Dorset

Explore Dorset this autumn and winter

Discover Dorset Home of the iconic Jurassic Coast

Dorset boasts some of the most beautiful coast and countryside and our great outdoors is waiting to be explored! We have a fabulous range of accommodation for you to choose from and plenty of attractions and activities to keep you entertained. Match that with some of the most fabulous eating out businesses serving delicious, home cooked local food and you're sure to have a trip to remember.   

We want each and every visitor to have a fantastic experience whilst in Dorset and we are therefore asking that you plan and book ahead to ensure that you can enjoy a safe and responsible visit.

Enjoy making happy memories in Dorset!

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Explore Dorsetthis Winter

Winter Breaks

Winter is a fantastic time to explore Dorset so don't delay and book your winter getaway now.

Winter Pub Walks

Read on for our favourite cold weather walks with pubs at the finish line!

Valentine's Day

Fall in love with Dorset this Valentine’s Day and whisk the love of your life off on a fabulous romantic break.

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Dorset's Dark Skies

Dorset has some amazing stargazing locations, here's our beginners guide to stargazing and events.

Discover ourgreat outdoors

Coast

Dorset's coast is perfect for a beach day, adventure or activity!

Natural Beauty

Uninterrupted coastal views, epic landscapes and some of the most wonderful wildlife

Walking

Hike, ramble or stroll...Dorset's coast and countryside is the perfect stomping ground with stunning...

Ancient sites

Castle ruins, fascinating landmarks...all holding secrets of the past!

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Athelhampton House and Gardens

Athelhampton is one of the finest 15th Century manor-houses and is surrounded by one of the great architectural gardens of England. The house contains many finely furnished rooms including The Great...

Burnbake Forest Lodges

Read the latest information about Covid-19. Burnbake Forest Lodges & Campsites - self catering lodge and camping holidays in Dorset near Corfe Castle, Swanage...

Character Farm Cottages

Welcome to Character Farm Cottages, four self-catering cottages situated on our farm in the villages of Langton Herring near Weymouth and Dorchester.  The cottages are a family run...

Chesil Vista

Chesil Vista is a 5* Holiday Park celebrating a breath-taking coastal location overlooking Portland and the Fleet with panoramic sea views. The fantastic on-park facilities include an Indoor pool, a...

City Cruises Poole

City Cruises operate daily from Poole Quay and Swanage Pier. We offer a wide selection of cruises along the Jurassic Coast, trips to the Victorian resort at Swanage and the Steam Railway, Poole...

Classic Cottages

Classic Cottages have the perfect holiday home waiting for you in Dorset. From family-sized homes with sea views in Lyme Regis to chic couple’s boltholes in the heart of Bridport, there's...

Dorset Belle Pleasure Cruises

Dorset Belle Cruises set sail from Bournemouth or Swanage Piers for day trips with a 3 hour stop over or join us for a 40 minute coastal cruise from Bournemouth Pier.   Bournemouth Pier to...

Dorset Cottage Holidays

Over 90 holiday cottages throughout Dorset.  Our cottages are handpicked and inspected by our dedicated team.  All of our staff visit our holiday homes so they are able to give you the best...

Durdle Door Holiday Park

Close to Lulworth Cove and the iconic rock arch of Durdle Door, the Holiday Park is ideally situated between Weymouth and Swanage in one of the most spectacular parts of the Jurassic Coast. This...

Greenwood Grange

The Dorset Tourism Awards 2017 GOLD Winner of Self Catering Business of the Year! Greenwood Grange is a collection of beautiful stone built self catering cottages offering visitors exceptionally high...

Kersbrook

The Kersbrook is a beautiful thatched, eighteenth century Grade II listed building (1780) set in its own picturesque mature gardens just off the town centre with views across Lyme Regis. Family run,...

Knoll House Hotel

You’ll find us at Studland Bay on the Isle of Purbeck, between Poole and Old Harry Rocks. Purbeck is a quiet landscape of coast, cliffs, heath and woodland, and a haven for wildlife. It’s...

Lulworth Holiday Cottages

Thatched cottage retreats with hidden sun terraces, traditional farm buildings with swimming pools, period properties in rolling park-land... Book a stay in a holiday cottage here on the privately...

Lyme Bay Holidays

Everything about a Lyme Bay Holiday is special. As a family-run business we know what's really important when you take a break, and have over 35 years experience getting it just...

Mallinson’s Woodland Retreat

The Woodsman's Treehouse, Dazzle Treehouse, Pinwheel treehouse & five luxury glamping tents (yurts, tipi, shepherds hut & bell tent) set in a beautiful Woodland setting alongside Guy...

Monart Spa Poundbury

*LATEST UPDATE* Please browse through the updated brochure including two new special offers and view the Covid Policy. Gift vouchers now available for as little as £20 Monart Spa - Poundbury is...

Moonfleet Adventure Sailing

Sailing daily from Portland - check website for availability and to book Gift vouchers now available - Prices start at just £35 for a 2 hour cruise on the Tallship Moonfleet. Treat yourself to...

Museum of East Dorset

Located in the heart of the beautiful market town of Wimborne Minster, visitors can discover the story of East Dorset with stunning Roman wall paintings, the fascinating childhood gallery and a unique...

Osmington Holiday Park

Osmington Lodge Park is a relaxed luxury lodge park set in the beautiful wooded valley of Osmington Mills. The quiet rural setting is the perfect place for a peaceful getaway on the Dorset coast,...

PGL Osmington Bay

Adventures for the whole family! Here at PGL we know how to do Family Adventures well – action-packed activities, loads of fun, super social time and lots of laughter! We’ve got a huge...

Sandford Holiday Park - Parkdean Resorts

Our commitment to your safety and financial peace of mind: - Contact free check-in - Social distancing one way flow markers and barrier systems - Enhanced cleaning of facilities, shared spaces and...

Silverlake Dorset

Sitting in the heart of West Dorset, Silverlake offers a stunning space that celebrates unspoilt nature, beautiful wildlife and everything the great outdoors has to offer.  Choose from one of the...

Swanage Railway

Whatever the weather, take a journey back in time with an enjoyable day of excitement and nostalgia at the award winning Swanage Railway. Sit back and relax during a leisurely trip behind a historic...

The Eastbury Hotel & Spa

The Eastbury is a five star luxury country house style property with lovely gardens located in the centre of the unspoilt, vibrant, charming and historic town of Sherborne in the beautiful county of...

The Great Dorset Steam Fair

If you are looking for an excellent fun and action packed day out for all the family, you'll love the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Just find the village of Tarrant Hinton on the map, head in that...

The Heights Hotel

3 Star Hotel set on the summit of Portland with stunning sea and coastal views over Weymouth and Chesil beach towards Lyme Bay. A warm welcome awaits you at the hotel, whether you are staying with us...

The Victorian Barn Holidays Dorset

The Victorian Barn is perfect for any occasion, from family holidays to weekends away. Whatever the reason for your visit, we can help make it one to remember! Our pet-free, Self-Catering...

Toad Hall Cottages

Toad Hall Cottages is a leading provider of holiday cottages throughout the South West, and with an office in Lyme Regis in the heart of the region, they know Dorset inside out.   ...

Upton Grange Holiday Cottages

From it’s location of privilege, cossetted in the centre of the tiny unspoilt hamlet of Upton, where the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline rejoices in the simplicity of nearby Ringstead Bay, the...

Wareham Forest Tourist Park

Our Park is situated midway between Bere Regis and Wareham in the heart of Wareham Forest. We have spacious and level camping, caravan and motorhome pitches in a tranquil woodland setting, with...

Waterside Holiday Park and Spa

For a coastal holiday park in Dorset with luxurious accommodation and 5 star leisure facilities, you need look no further than Waterside Holiday Park & Spa, set right alongside Weymouth's...

Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park

Explore an amazing underwater world and journey to the ocean depths at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park! Get up close to over 2,000 creatures, including our playful otters and rescued sea turtles....