Corfe Castle is a symbol of the English Civil War. Angular and dramatic, its history is as fascinating as the building itself. It offers gorgeous views of the Purbeck Hills, too.
What more could you want from a seaside town than seven miles of sandy beaches, lovely walks, surf-friendly waves, a pier and a modern town centre with lots of lively pubs, bars and clubs? We have budget hotels in Bournemouth for every occasion and a range of hotels near Bournemouth University.
Classic seaside town with a pretty Edwardian seafront and a gorgeous harbour. Expect all the trappings of a great British beach resort with Portland, the host venue for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events, just down the road.
One of the wonders of the natural world, the Jurassic Coast is a living and breathing fossil trail with plenty of spectacular views, cliffs and beaches along the way. Great for hiking, swimming and geology lovers, the world renowned Jurassic Coast is definitely worth a visit.
Fans of Thomas Hardy will be pleased to know that the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester has the world’s largest collection of Hardy paraphernalia. You’ll also see your fair share of fossils, Roman, Bronze Age and Iron Age artefacts from the local area.