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The following selection of articles are for your general information when seeking information about Dorset.
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  • Accommodation in Dorset

    Accommodation in Dorset has something to offer everyone. There is a vast range of hotels available, from humble traveller's inns tucked away in picturesque villages, to the popular seaside variety which you can find in any of the coastal towns.

  • Dining

    Most people have a 'favourite' restaurant. Just pause for a second and think about your own particular favourite. What makes it special? The food? The ambience? Of course, restaurants are a very personal experience

  • Rural Dorset

    Away from the coastline there is a whole different side to Dorset waiting to be explored. Over 40% of the county is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

  • Shopping

    Shopping in Dorset is not just about large towns. Any of the small or medium-sized towns and villages will have their own speciality shops

  • Dorset Hotels

    Probably the pinnacle in terms of luxury is the country house hotel. Usually spectacular, historic houses within their own extensive grounds, these hotels can often stand up as a holiday destination in their own right.

  • Bed and Breakfast

    A bed and breakfast can vary enormously in terms of what it is and the facilities it offers...

  • Dorset Attractions

    The sheer diversity of Dorset attractions means there is always plenty to keep everyone entertained.

  • Dorset's Heritage Coastline

    Stretching for 95 miles from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, this unique natural wonder provides us with a snapshot of almost 200 million years of the Earth's history

  • Did You Know

    Some things you might not know about Dorset

  • Bournemouth

    Bournemouth sprang into existence from almost nothing to create the archetypal British seaside resort. In less than fifty years a small hamlet with a population of 695 ...

  • Weymouth

    Weymouth sits in a wide bay which affords it protection from the sea on three sides. It benefits from a beautiful shallow, sandy beach, behind which the esplanade runs for almost the entire length of the town.

  • What's On in Dorset

    We aim to provide a useful guide to upcoming events in Dorset. If you would like to have your event publicised here, please drop us a line

  • Windsurfing

    As you might expect from somewhere with as much coastline as Dorset, windsurfing is a very popular pastime for both visitors and local residents

  • Self Catering

    For the ultimate in flexibility, choose self-catering accommodation for your next holiday break in Dorset

  • Sailing

    Today, for any visitor to Dorset, sailing should be on the list of activities to consider

  • Weather in Dorset

    Many holidaymakers are attracted to Dorset for the climate. Here are some figures to explain why ...

  • Bournemouth Hotels

    No matter what type of hotel experience you are looking for, Bournemouth has something for everyone.

  • Dorset Car Rental

    Many companies also carry more specialist cars on their books. Perhaps an open-top tourer or a coupe-cabriolet would be the perfect way to cruise the Dorset Riviera