Why Visit Dorset?

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by Jayne Vowles  |  26th Jun, 2019

Planning an escape to the country? Then Dorset’s stunning countryside and coastal scenery, little changed since the days of local author Thomas Hardy, offers the perfect bolt hole!
Experience Dorset throughout the seasons from bluebell bedecked woodlands in spring to the vibrant colours of sun-warmed heaths in summer, from autumn splendor to drinks around cosy pub fires in winter.

The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site offers you the chance to walk through time – 185 million years of geological time no less. But as you walk along the coast and witness the changes in rocks as you go, glance inland and see how these rocks shape the character of the landscape there.

Discover Dorset’s picturesque valleys, sweeping downlands with their panoramic views and hidden villages, on a gentle stroll or longer walk, there are over 4,700 footpaths to chose from!
Feel the refreshing sea air on a walk to pretty Durdle Door, or a stroll up the hillside to the white horse at Osmington or the infamous Cerne Abbas Giant.