Holidays in Dorset
Holidays in Dorset are the perfect way to unwind, whether it is a last minute weekend break, summer holiday, short break or romantic getaway with your loved one. It is an easily accessible county – if you are travelling from London, you could be paddling off Weymouth beach in under 3 hours. Steeped in history, discover iron age forts and medieval Corfe Castle. Get inspired by the Olympics coming to Weymouth and learn to sail, or try out one of the many other watersports available.
Marvel at the incredible cliffs at West Bay, stroll along the sandy and pebble beaches, or see the unspoilt landscapes of the nature reserves. For a bit of nostalgia, head to Swanage for a steam train ride or to Cranborne Chase to walk the hill made famous by the Hovis advert! With country parks, historic houses and gardens, model villages and picture-postcard lifesize ones too, there’s lots to discover in Dorset. And not forgetting fossil-hunting on the famous Jurassic Coast, England's first natural World Heritage Site.
The stunning Dorset countryside has been designated an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ so what better place to stay for your holiday? We have some great group accommodation in Dorset, with plenty of room for holidays with extended family or groups of friends. For self catering holidays in Dorset, you can stay in a converted barn, stables or farm cottages, all surrounded by beautiful countryside and some on working farms. Relax in a hot tub, explore peaceful meadows and country lanes, or head to the nearby beaches. We also have some great B&Bs in Dorset, both of which are family friendly; one on a working farm where you can meet the animals and watch the morning milking, and the other perfect for exploring the South West Coast Path or trying something new, such as fishing on coarse fishing lakes or one of the many craft workshops on offer.
Wherever you choose, you'll be sure to get a warm welcome and have a fantastic base for your holiday in Dorset.
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