Bring the family for a day out and step behind the scenes of a Hollywood movie or bestselling novel in stunning Dorset. You can find your own Jurassic Park on beaches sprinkled with fossils and smuggler's caves or trace Thomas Hardy novels on open heaths and vales. The southwest county's dramatic coastline is an outdoor sculpture gallery with arches, stacks and coves carved by Mother Nature herself, a must-see attraction in Dorset. Casual amblers and serious ramblers alike can trek ridgeways between Bronze Age burial mounds and castle ruins. With so many incredible places to visit in Dorset you’ll leave knowing exactly why this county is incredibly popular for vacations and staycations alike.
Places to visit in Dorset
Step-free access and events and activities for visitors with disabilities makes Durlston a worthy winner of the Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Award.
Packed with character and a friendly atmosphere, the Pub of the Year Silver Award winner puts community at the heart of everything it does.
Two hundred years of crime, justice and punishment are brought to life at the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Bronze Award winner.
Take the family on a fossil hunting walk along Charmouth Beach and uncover prehistoric history while walking along a dramatic stretch of coastline.
Location: Charmouth, Dorset