Things to do - Dorset

Dorset is a wonderful place to be, whether you live, work here or just paying the county a visit. Dorset is a county of outstanding natural beauty, a land of great contrast and breathtaking scenery. The literary heritage of Thomas Hardy ensures that many visitors from all over the world feel they already know the towns and the countryside, the people and their cultural past. The heritage coast stretches 88 miles from Christchurch in the east to Lyme Regis in the west, providing sandy beaches, sheltered harbours and busy ports. Further inland are a wealth of market towns, hidden villages, thatched cottages, narrow lanes and flowering hedgerows. Families will also find plenty of attractions to visit, and activities to enjoy. Cycling, horse riding, golf, fishing, and climbing are just a few of the many sports that are well catered for at all levels. If none of this catches your fancy then you can just walk and enjoy some of the most spectacular views in Britain.


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Swallowcliffe
Swallowcliffe

Cranborne Chase AONB

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Cranborne Chase is a chalk plateau in central southern England, straddling the counties Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. The plateau is part of the...

Portesham
Portesham

Dorset AONB

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The Dorset AONB is one of many protected landscapes throughout the UK. Almost half of Dorset is officially recognised as an AONB - an astonishing m...

Westbourne
Westbourne

Dot.Teas Vintage Tea Boutique

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Dot.Teas is a traditional vintage tea boutique located in Westbourne, Bournemouth. Lots of indulgent goodies on offer and freshly made to order....

Abbotsbury
Abbotsbury

Jurassic Coast

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The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast of southern England. It stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland B...

Kimmeridge
Kimmeridge

The Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine Life

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Come and visit the ?Jewel? in the crown of the Jurassic Coast, The Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine Life situated in the village of Kimm...

Weymouth
Weymouth

Weymouth Beach

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Weymouth Beach is a gently curving arc of sand in Weymouth Bay, beside the town of Weymouth in Dorset, England. Immediately adjacent to the beach i...