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Explore Dorset this spring

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 Spring

May Half Term

There is no better place to spend your precious time off than right here in delightful Dorset!

Spring Breaks

Say goodbye to Winter and celebrate the arrival of Spring in beautiful Dorset.

Dog friendly Dorset

All the information you need to plan a break to Dorset with your four legged friend!

Walking Breaks

Explore miles of routes and trails across Dorset's coast and countryside.

We handrawn heart Sherborne

Visit Sherborne

Sherborne. a picture perfect town in rural Dorset with two castles, a magnificent abbey and much...

Queen's Platinum Jubilee Events

Blandford Forum Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Jun 02

Blandford Forum Queen's Jubilee Celebrations

Blandford Forum Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Build your Jubilee Royal Barge – construct and decorate a miniature Royal Barge using recycled, clean materials (no polystyrene). The...

Bournemouth Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Jun 02

Bournemouth Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Thursday 2nd June - Beacon Lighting, East Overcliff  Visit Bournemouth on Thursday 2nd June and see the beacon being lit on the East Overcliff, near to the Jon Egging Memorial at 9.45pm,...

Christchurch Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Jun 02

Christchurch Queen's Jubilee Celebrations

Thursday 2 June - The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations At 2pm on Thursday 2nd June, the new Town Crier will be announcing the start of the celebrations and then a twilight procession along...

Corfe Castle Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Jun 02

Corfe Castle Queen's Jubilee Celebrations

Corfe Castle Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations 2nd to 5th June. Thursday 2nd June - Lighting of the Corfe Castle Beacon  Location: Gathering in the Village Square, Church Lawn and...

Dorchester Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Jun 02

Dorchester Queen's Jubilee Celebrations

Celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee in Dorchester over the bank holiday weekend. There's something for everyone to enjoy.  Thursday 2nd June - Jubilee Family Fun Day, Borough Gardens A...

Gillingham Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Jun 02

Gillingham Queen's Jubilee Celebrations

Celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Gillingham with a programme of events running from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June. Thursday 2 June - Lighting the Beacons In the evening...

Lyme Regis Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Jun 02

Lyme Regis Queen's Jubilee Celebrations

This summer Lyme Regis has a fantastic programme of exciting music, entertainment and community celebrations to honour the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee from the 2nd to the 5th June. ...

Organ Recital Jun 02

Organ Recital

A special organ recital to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee to be given on Thursday 2nd June at 7.30pm by Malcolm Archer (formerly organist of Bristol, Wells and St Paul's Cathedrals)....

Poole Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Jun 02

Poole Queen's Jubilee Celebrations

This summer Poole has a fantastic programme of exciting music, entertainment and community celebrations to honour the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee from the 2nd to the 5th June.  2nd June -...

Shaftesbury Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Jun 02

Shaftesbury Queen's Jubilee Celebrations

Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Sherborne with a programme of events running from Thursday 2nd June to Saturday 4th June. Thursday 2 June - Queen's Jubilee Celebrations ...

Sherborne Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Jun 02

Sherborne Queen's Jubilee Celebrations

Celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Sherborne with a programme of events running from Thursday 2nd June to Saturday 4th June. Thursday 2nd June - Beacon Lighting, The Terraces...

Wareham Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Jun 02

Wareham Queen's Jubilee Celebrations

Thursday 2nd June - Wareham Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. Howard’s Lane Car Park will be closed on the day and used for the celebrations from 1pm.   In the afternoon there...

Weymouth Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Jun 02

Weymouth Queen's Jubilee Celebrations

Weymouth Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. Thursday 2nd June Local celebrations include a free public firework display on Weymouth Beach on the evening of Thursday 2nd June to start the long...

Wimborne Minster Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Jun 02

Wimborne Minster Queen's Jubilee Celebrations

Wimborne Minster Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Thursday 2nd June Town Crier to read Proclamation from The Minster Green at 2 pm.  As a tribute to Her Majesty’s reaching the...

Swanage Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Jun 03

Swanage Queen's Jubilee Celebrations

Swanage Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Friday 3rd June  Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Street Party will be held in The Lower High Street and Prince Albert Gardens with support thanks...

Big Jubilee Lunch in the Field Jun 05

Big Jubilee Lunch in the Field

It's not every day you get to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee! Join the Big Jubilee Lunch on Field and celebrate the Queen's 70 year reign! Bring your picnic and enjoy music, food,...

Jubilee Sunday Extravaganza Jun 05

Jubilee Sunday Extravaganza

A sumptuous buffet style banquet of classic English and Dorset Fayre from Mel at Langham Vineyard Cafe; Savoury tarts, finger sandwiches, meats, cheeses and tasty salads, will set up our sweet tooth...

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 has stunning views around every corner!

Dorset's Dark Skies

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

Below them spread the Dorset countryside, shimmering in the heat of the day, the distance almost lost in a blue haze
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Parkdean Resorts Touring and Camping Holidays in Dorset

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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

Dorset Cottage Holidays is a an independent, family run agency, established over 20 years ago and located locally in the heart of Corfe Castle in Dorset. We offer over 60 holiday cottages in Swanage,...

Dream Cottages

Dream Cottages specialise in self-catering holiday cottages with around 300 independently owned, VisitBritain rated properties across Dorset and the surrounding counties. Since 1989, Dream Cottages...

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 Award winner of Self Catering Business of the Year! Greenwood Grange is a collection of beautiful stone built self catering cottages offering visitors exceptionally high quality...

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,...

Sandford Holiday Park - Parkdean Resorts

The wonderful woodland surrounds Sandford Holiday Park which is bursting with new activities and facilities to make your holiday unforgettable. A Blue Flag beach is just a short drive away, perfect...

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 and Spa

A tranquil destination like no other, comfort and elegance, wrapped in West Country charm. The award-winning Eastbury Hotel & Spa, a luxury Georgian Townhouse hotel with Seasons restaurant, bijou...

The Heights Hotel

The Heights 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...

The Pebbles

Located in a quiet leafy avenue, yet within walking distance of the centre of town,  The Pebbles is a Victorian residence in central Weymouth, offering high quality en-suite bed and...

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....