Town, village or rural, if you’re looking for a relaxing holiday or short break, with great attractions, beautiful scenery, stunning coastline, excellent shops, lively markets and fine food, this region is perfect. The shopping, eating out and nightlife here match the best in the country, whilst the region’s acres of beautiful scenery are a delight for nature lovers. And if it’s coastline, castles or cannons you’re after, our beaches and heritage sites are second to none. From award-winning gardens, impressive countryside and independent shopping in historic market towns, to cosy pubs serving delicious local produce, your time here will leave you feeling re-invigorated.
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Top-end fine dining, adventurous independents and a great range of ethnic cuisine means you’ll never go hungry here.
High street chains, one-off independents and quirky specialists – they’re all waiting for the shopaholic.
Arts & culture
Thomas Hardy put Dorset on the literary map – but the county’s cultural offer is impressively diverse.
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From a modern seaside apartment to a quiet rural retreat, there are few better places to live than Dorset.
Places to stay
Whether you want to stay here in style, luxury, comfort or just cheaply, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
From building sandcastles on the beach to scaling ancient hill forts and visiting endangered primates, there is always something to do in Dorset .
Reasons to visit
There are dozens of reasons to love it here – check out a few of our favourites.
Dorset is a fantastic base for getting out and exploring some of the surrounding counties and attractions.