More About Dorset

Dorset holiday cottages are a wonderful retreat, yet close to attractions to suit all tastes and ages. The picturesque county of Dorset is awash with pretty little towns, beaches and coastline, making it a perfect holiday destination. With no motorways or cities, Dorset is a truly rural county made up of small villages, towns, countryside and coast. Holiday cottages in Dorset are perfectly situated to enjoy many of the delights on offer in this part of South West England, such as the Monkey World monkey sanctuary and the Roman temple ruin at Jordan Hill. With a variety of attractions and things to do to suit all ages and interests, staying in holiday cottages in Dorset is perfect for family holidays, romantic getaways and breaks for groups of friends alike.

Dorset Cottages

The South of England offers a wealth of natural beauty to explore. The coastline of this rural county is some of the most captivating the British Isles has to offer, dubbed the Jurassic Coast; there are many breathtaking walks available along sandy beaches and coastal cliff lines. Dorset includes the seaside resorts of Weymouth and Bournemouth which are popular holiday destinations for locals and tourists. Dorset also has a wealth of heritage and culture, with market towns and villages that can be like stepping into a time machine and rolling back the years. Tucked away in the hills are significant points of historic and cultural interest. With such a big range of attractions, a Dorset visit is an exploration of the best of British.

Things to Do in Dorset

Weymouth was the destination of a Royal visit in 2009 and is a true gem in the British coastline. Although Her Majesty did not participate in many of the water sports Weymouth has to offer, she did tour the waterfront in a yacht. If your idea of a beach holiday is power boating or waterskiing at high speeds, then Weymouth delivers a thrilling and safe water sports environment. If you are more inclined to enjoy an ice cream on the golden sands followed by a slow walk along the historic harbour, Weymouth can accommodate that as well. The cultural heritage of this costal county is rich and a tour of stately homes is a great way to spend a day. Lulworth Castle, Kingston Lacy House and Mapperton House are among the must see stately homes and in a well planned day you can see all three. For something a little more grass roots you can see Thomas Hardy’s cottage set in the countryside that captivated his imagination, leading to some of the most renowned 19th century works of literature.

Dorset Attractions

We want you to enjoy the best that Dorset has to offer and so here's a selection of our favourite things to see and do;

Get Tropical in Dorset

In stark contrast to the dramatic Jurassic Coastline the Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens offer a magnificent spectacle. Set within 20 acres of woodland valley, the micro-climate enables this unique eco-system to flourish where you can view a range of exceptional plant species. You can walk the exotic nature trail and let the kids run wild in the play area, then relax in the tranquil tea house. Open all year round the tropical gardens is a cheap day out providing you can control yourself in the gift shop.

Discover Poole Harbour

Discover the best of the south coast at Poole harbour. Not only does it offer a variety of trips and tours out on the open seas, but it is also is an exciting place for great food, fine dining and a spot of shopping too. With great views to be had all along the coast, and lots of family adventures to embark on including a steam railway day, and lots of museums - you will not be disappointed with a holiday here. The beaches are sandy and gold, the cliffs are dramatic, and the views are completely breath taking.

Rock Climbing in Bournemouth

If walking to the top of the cliffs in Bournemouth seems like the easy option then there are some exhilarating rock climbing activities to get involved with. Whether you are a first timer or experienced climber, there are a range of providers offering supervised individual and group activities. Conquering the Dorset cliff faces gives you a whole new perspective on the beautiful view at the top and if that has not fulfilled your lust for adventure, then you can abseil back down!

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