Renowned for its beautiful coastline, famous landmarks and picturesque villages, Dorset is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Whether you fancy a relaxing stroll or trying your hand at thrilling water sports, Dorset really does have it all.

To celebrate all that this stunning region has to offer, Parkdean Resorts has teamed up with Wanderlust Chloe, a top UK travel blogger, to help unearth some of the most romantic destinations in Dorset. Here are some of the amazing places Chloe and her fiancé Macca explored!

Langham Wine Estate

Vineyards are generally associated with warmer areas of the world, such as Spain or France. However, England boasts an array of beautiful vineyards that produce award-winning wines, and Dorset has some of the best.  

One vineyard in the region which is well worth a visit is Langham Wine Estate. This south-facing vineyard has a unique microclimate, providing the perfect environment for ripening classic Champagne varieties, such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. On a visit, sample some of their award-winning wines, followed by a delicious bite to eat at the Vineyard Café. 

Langham Wine Estate - Visit Dorset

Pirate Adventure Golf

Not only is mini golf a fantastic family activity, it also makes for a great date-day too! Pirate Adventure Golf is located in Weymouth, next to SEA LIFE Adventure Park, and is a really fun course with obstacles such as treasure chests, cannons and pirate ships to navigate around. If you’re a competitive couple, then you’ll absolutely love this activity!

Once you’ve putted your way through the course, why not head into the Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park? From sting rays and turtles to seals and penguins, there’s an amazing underwater world to discover.

Corfe Castle

No couple’s getaway is complete without visiting a historic attraction, and Corfe Castle is undoubtably one of the best in Dorset. As soon as you enter the village, which is also called Corfe Castle, you’ll see the ruins sitting proudly at the top of the hill.

This magnificent fortress was partly demolished in 1646, and the ruins that stand today are probably some of the most iconic ruins from the English Civil War. On a visit, discover 1,000 years of history through tales of treachery and treason. 

Corfe Castle - Visit Dorset

Durdle Door

One of Dorset’s most popular sights is Durdle Door, and it’s easy to see why. This impressive natural limestone archway has eroded over time and is now one of the region’s most photographed landmarks – perfect for a couple’s selfie!

A top tip is to arrive early to avoid the crowds, then take a peaceful stroll down to the archway to get the best views. Once you’ve admired the wonder of Durdle Door, head down to Man O’War Beach, just a 15-minute walk along the coast. This beautiful bay has rugged rocks and white sand and is a more tranquil spot compared to its famous neighbour.

Durdle Door - Visit dorset

Boat Trips and Water Sports

You can’t visit Dorset and not get out on the water! The Jurassic Coast is beautiful, and it’s even more stunning from the sea. There are many boat tours available in Dorset, where you can sail down the coastline and learn all about its fascinating past.

If you’re an adrenaline fuelled couple, then try your hand at kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding or even wind surfing. There’s something for everyone in Dorset!

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Langham Wine Estate
Vineyard
Langham Estate

*LATEST UPDATE* Vineyard Cafe now open 7 days a week. Takeaway picnics available to order and enjoy on the Estate. Gift vouchers and online shop now open for delivery to your door. World class sparkling wines from the heart of Dorset! At Langham Estate, we love to share our passion for what we do and welcome visitors to the estate throughout the year. We offer various types of tour and have a tasting room, shop and café on site. Nestled amongst the rolling hills of rural Dorset, it really is a special place to visit.

Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park
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Fairy Penguins, Weymouth Sea Life

*LATEST UPDATE* Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park has now re-opened for pre-booked tickets. Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park takes you on an adventure below the ocean. New: Fairy Penguin Island is home to the UK's only colony of Fairy Penguins!

Corfe Castle
National Trust Property
Corfe Castle in spring

*LATEST UPDATE* Corfe Castle, the National Trust car park and toilets are now open. You will need to book your tickets in advance of your arrival. National Trust members will be able to book for free, while non-members will need to pay in advance for their tickets. If you arrive and haven't booked your tickets in advance, you will be turned away. Adults and children alike will be captivated by the romantic Corfe Castle ruins and the breath-taking views across Purbeck.

Durdle Door
Beach
Durdle Door beach, Dorset

*LATEST UPDATE* The car park at Durdle Door is currently open, however visitor numbers are being limited. You need to pre-book your parking ticket via the JustPark App - the location code is 510420 - visit the Lulworth Estate website for further information. Any cars parked illegally will be dealt with accordingly. There are no rubbish bins, therefore all visitors should take their rubbish home with them. Durdle Door is an extremely popular beauty spot and is currently experiencing high numbers of visitors during the Covid-19 pandemic. Advice is to think twice about visiting right now and come back later when the beaches are quieter.

Warmwell Holiday Park - Parkdean Resorts
Camping & Caravan Site
Warmwell Holiday Park - Parkdean Resorts

*LATEST UPDATE* Warmwell Holiday Park has now re-opened. Warmwell Holiday Park is a tranquil lodge only park, where you can enjoy the life of luxury: there’s even lodges with private hot tubs to enjoy! With surprises around every corner, you’ll always have something new and exciting to do at Warmwell, especially with a brand new activities programme. Whether it’s the 110m ski slope, making a bear in the Arts and Craft Den or learning to fend for yourself with Bear Grylls Survival Academy.

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