About Dorset

The Town of Dorset

There are many good reasons to visit Dorset, a charming town in the Southwest of England. This is a place people come to for both its natural beauty and its historical and cultural heritage.

Anyone who appreciates the outdoors will be drawn to Dorset’s impressive coastline. It has some of the UK’s best loved beaches, which also makes it attractive to anyone who enjoys water sports such as windsurfing or sailing. It’s also a unique region for walking and hiking.

Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is one of Dorset’s premier attractions. It is classified as one of England’s World Heritage Sites. The beaches and dramatic cliffs you find here are geologically unique. That’s why fossil hunters from all over the world are drawn to this area. Even if you’re not a fan of fossils or geology, however, you will still be able to appreciate the rugged beauty of the landscapes here.

Places to Stay and Eat Around Dorset

Dorset provides visitors with a wide variety of accommodations, whether you prefer a friendly B&B, a cosy cottage or an elegant hotel. There are also camping areas and caravan parks for those who want to be closer to nature.

Some of Dorset’s more popular hotels include the BridgeHouse Hotel and the Captain’s Club Hotel, Restaurant & Spa.

Dorset has many places to stay that are part of the Green Tourism Business Scheme, a campaign that encourages environmentally responsible tourism.

You will also find plenty of places to eat and drink in and around Dorset. There is an ample selection of restaurants, tea houses, pubs and cafes to satisfy every palate. Some of the area’s favorite restaurants include The Jetty, which is on the property of the Christchurch Harbour Hotel and Mortons House Hotel at Corfe Castle.