Located on England’s South West coast, Dorset offers everything you could need for a luxury holiday abroad. Boasting a varied landscape of rich countryside, incredible seaside resorts and quaint towns, there really is something for every age, budget and taste. Plus, with a selection of luxury hot tub lodges and holiday cottages, you won’t be disappointed.
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Best for: A buzzing and playful atmosphere, day and nightPerhaps one of Dorset’s more well-known destinations, Bournemouth combines relaxed seaside vibes with a vibrant nightlife scene. Spend your days exploring the pier, tasting local treats and catching some rays on the golden sands. In the evening, Bournemouth really comes alive with plenty of bars, restaurants, theatres and comedy clubs opening their doors.
Best for: A traditional seaside feel Famous for its sandy beaches and impressive harbour, a holiday in Poole has something for every budget, age and taste. There’s plenty of things to see and do here including a range of activities both on land and the water. Plus, if you need warming up afterwards, the harbourside cafes and bars are a great place to start.
Best for: Those picture-perfect moments
Often recognised as one of Europe’s best beach destinations, award-winning Weymouth is ideal for a UK staycation. Think glorious Blue Flag beaches, an area of outstanding natural beauty, colorful huts and quaint coastal cafes serving freshly caught goods. The viewing tower and sealife park also make for some fantastic day trips. One thing’s for sure, in Weymouth, you won’t get bored.
Best for: Its shopping, sightseeing and history
Head to Dorchester and explore everything that the historic town has to offer. Here, the streets are lined with shops, there’s lots of museums to learn a thing or two in and there’s plenty of pet-friendly restaurants and bars to keep your tummy happy too. If you want to take in the fresh air, the area is packed with walking trails and adventures also.
Best for: A varied arts, culture and entertainment programme
The market town of Bridport is home to an inspiring antiques quarter and has a thriving and quirky feel. Its shops are eclectic, cafes eccentric and with plenty to see and do for groups of friends and family members, you’ll certainly feel welcome. The area also has fantastic links to the rest of Dorset, making it a great base for your trip.
Walk length: Six miles
The walk from Weymouth to Portland begins at Weymouth train station. From here, you follow the Rodwell Trail (a disused trainline), up to Portland Harbour and then on to Church Ope Cove - Portland’s only beach. Expect to see some of the area’s most incredible and diverse scenery so don’t forget your camera.
Walk length: Three miles
Golden Cap is one of the area’s best-known walks and there’s also plenty of shorter trails that allow you to experience it too. Simply start at Langdon Hill and follow the waymarked path all the way to the top. It can be quite steep but once there, the views are definitely worth it.
Walk length: One mile
Explore this Roman town with the Durnovaria Town Walk which takes you on a short adventure. You’ll pass local attractions like the Salisbury Fields and Borough Gardens as well as plenty of cafes to refuel in. Ideal for all ages and walking abilities, this gentle walk is a great way to get everyone outside in the fresh air.
Walk length: Varied
If you want to explore Poole and its Quay, Old Town and Harbourside Park, the interactive Poole Trail is a fantastic choice. With three trails to enjoy - one inside the Museum and two around the town - simply follow the signposts, complete the activities and discover Poole’s past. There’s also the option to play along using your smartphone.
Walk length: Three and a half miles
The walk from Bournemouth Pier to Sandbanks offers you incredible seaside views, a taste of the local wildlife and plenty of picture opportunities. It’s also great for young, old and four-legged walkers as there’s no hills and the terrain is flat. With several restaurants and bars along the way, it’s a great way to spend a day.