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Dorset boasts some of the best and unique family attractions you’ll ever find!  Monkey around atMonkey World or enjoy an explosive day of fun at The Tank Museum.. there’s so much to do you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Or if you’re looking for a slightly slower, relaxed pace then we have a wealth of historic castles, fantastic houses and gardens to explore and delight.

You’ll always find a fantastic selection of things to do, places to visit and exciting events in Dorset!

If good food and drink is a must, then Dorset is for you!  With an abundance of fresh, local produce your taste buds will be in for a real treat.

Our landscape may also look very familiar!  Dorset has been the star of many famous film and TV productions, including ITV’s multiple BAFTA winning crime drama Broadchurch.  Film-makers, poets and writers have all been captivated and had their imaginations charged by the outstanding beauty of Dorset’s landscape and coastline…and its easy to see why! 

So, if you’re after clear air, spectacular beaches and magnificent countryside with a vibrant events calendar and fantastic attractions then book a holiday to Dorset! 

Finding accommodation is easy - from chic hotels and cosy B&Bs to the freedom of self catering cottages and holiday parks, you’ll find your favourite kind of place to stay.

This is where memories are made!

Interesting places in Dorset

The Lord Bute Hotel

181-185 Lymington Road, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 4JS
Tel: 01425 278884   Email:
The Lord Bute is stylish and intimate boutique hotel offering 5* luxury guest accommodation, award-winning food and impeccable service. Nestled in between the New Forest and the spectacular Dorset coast, the hotel sits in the original grounds of the Highcliffe Castle and is just a stone’s throw from sandy beaches and dramatic cliff tops.

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Swanage Auberge

45 High Street, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2LT
Tel:  01929 424368   Mob:  07711 117668
With two bunk rooms (one of four bunks and one of six) plus a five bed dormitory, a fully equipped kitchen diner, showers, washrooms, a kit drying area and parking, the Swanage Auberge provides excellent self-catering hostel style accommodation.

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The Hop Inn

6 West Cliff Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5EY
Tel: 01202 244 626   Email:


The Hop Inn is a lovely Victorian property, with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. We want everyone to feel relaxed and comfortable at The Hop Inn.

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Captains Club Hotel & Spa

Wick Ferry, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1HU
Tel: 01202 375082   Email: 

Set sail on a unique adventure
There’s something special to uncover around every corner
With plenty of adventures to be had and remarkable discoveries to be made, you’ll never be bored at Captain’s Club. History, culture, food, and the odd Peppa Pig roaming around at Peppa Pig World down the

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Greenwood Guest House

1 Holland Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 0AL
Tel: 01305 775626 Email:

We are in an ideal location for those sailing at nearby Weymouth and Portland Sailing Acedemy, those walking the South West coast path, holiday makers, those away on business or those just looking for a short break. Please visit our Bed and Breakfast in Weymouth, we would be pleased to provide your accommodation.

We are a small friendly B&B located in a quiet location, off the main

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The Grosvenor Arms

The Commons, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8JA
Tel: +44 (0) 1747 850 580 Email:

The heartbeat of the famous Dorset hilltop market town of Shaftesbury. The Grosvenor Arms has been an inn since Medieval times. The original timber framed building was a busy coaching inn, originally The Red Lion.

It was bought by the Grosvenor family and re-named The Grosvenor Arms in 1820. Shaftesbury, famous as ‘Shaston’ in Thomas Hardy’s

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Wessex Royale Hotel

32 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UP
Tel: +44 (0)1305 262660 Email:


Centrally located in the heart of Dorchester, Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel offers Georgian gorgeousness aplenty close to the Jurassic Coast – standing proudly as an old coaching inn that was built in 1756 and effortlessly transformed into modern-day accommodation. Our

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The Cumberland Hotel

95 The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7BA
Tel: 01305 830357 Email:

As a family run Guest House we’re here to offer a warm welcome in comfortable surroundings and make your time in Weymouth a memorable experience.

Having taking over in 2012 we have extensively refurbished all 12 rooms to a first-class standard.

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Bridge House Hotel

3 Prout Bridge, Beaminster, Dorset DT8 3AY
Tel: +44 (0) 1308 862200 Email:

Dating from 13th Century the Bridge House boutique Hotel and Restaurant is a magical, Dorset country house hotel full of character – the product of generations of history passing through its doors. Originally a clergy house, the hotel and restaurant now has its own unique, boutique style which is sympathetic to its heritage as well as contemporary comfort.

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The Knoll House

Studland Bay, Dorset BH19 3AH
Tel: 01929 450450 E-mail:

Knoll House is a time-honoured hotel in Dorset, offering the traditional charm reminiscent of the halcyon days of a British seaside holiday.

On the historic Dorset coast, surrounded by protected landscapes, and in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The hotel sits in four acres of gardens, with far reaching views across to the Isle of Wight.

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