A guide to holidays in Dorset
If you’re after clear air, sweeping cliff walks, breathtaking views and snug little towns brimming with restaurants and shops to explore, then Dorset and the West Country is for you! Dorset is as multi-layered as the famous fossil flecked cliffs along its Jurassic Coast. The latter, a stunning stretch of 200 million-year-old shoreline that has been designated a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its outstanding geological make-up.
The charming countryside Dorset has to offer has also been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Take some time to discover this beautiful county at your own pace.
However, there is more to Dorset than just fabulous scenery and magnificent coast with the history of this county being rich and vivid. How many areas do you know that can boast a huge naked chalk giant, England’s first Natural World Heritage Site and the largest hillfort in Europe?
All over Dorset, you’ll uncover charming market towns and tiny villages tucked into tranquil rurality. Each town has its own individuality, character and history to relate. It is no wonder that the area has captivated film & TV makers from all over the world.
Take time to look a little closer at the region and you will discover an area that’s as culturally and historically rich as any in the UK.