Adventure like the Famous Five in Dorset

Purbeck, Dorset

Visit the Isle of Purbeck on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, which is said to have inspired Enid Blyton's books.

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Enid Blyton absolutely loved her holidays in Dorset, particularly Purbeck, and visited three times a year for over 20 years.

Some of her best known children's books were inspired by the real places and people she met in Dorset.

Embark on a Famous Five adventure in Dorset and travel back in time to the 1950s. 

Climb aboard a steam train and travel past Kirrin Castle to the pretty seaside town of Swanage; take a trip to the mysterious Whispering Island and eat at old smuggling inns and hear stories of their dastardly tales.

Don't forget to pack a picnic of Ginger Beer and corned beef sandwiches to enjoy along the way!

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