Nearby Sights

Rural Dorset is one of the most peaceful, beautiful and genuinely unspoilt areas in England, where you are never too far from the stunning heritage coastline.

Abbotsbury       Charming thatched village with a wonderful swannery
Blandford       Georgian market town with pleasant shopping facilities and museums.
Cerne Abbas       Picturesque village with Abbey ruins and the famous ‘Cerne Giant’
Corfe Castle       Historic village nestling beneath towering castle ruins
Hardy’s Dorchester       County town with bustling shopping precincts and Roman architectural remains and mosaics
Lulworth       Spectacular natural cove with wonderful walks to Durdle Door
Lyme Regis       Narrow streets tumbling down to harbour with famous Cobb
Poole       Ancient port, busy quays, a must for water sport enthusiasts.
Portland       Explorer’s ‘Island’ joined to Weymouth by natures wonder – Chesil Beach
Shaftesbury       Historic Saxon hill top town with spectacular views
Sherborne       Thriving cultural centre, 15th century almshouse and 2 castles
Studland       Glorious sandy beaches
Swanage       Seaside resort with delightful promenade and pier
Wareham       Gateway to the Purbecks. Walled Saxon town with riverside restaurants.
Weymouth       Traditional regency period seaside resort and picturesque harbour

Our suggested days out could include a trip to: The world’s largest Tank Museum in Bovington (on the Wool to Bere Regis road), Poole and Sandbanks for windsurfing and boating trips around the world’s second largest natural harbour. Explore Brownsea Island owned by the National Trust, famous for its bird sanctuary. The Isle of Purbecks, perhaps to include Wareham, Corfe Castle and a trip to Swanage on the famous Steam Railway.

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There is so much to do and see in Dorset, a week is just not long enough. We would be happy to advise. We also maintain a large library of leaflets.