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    Things to do in Dorset

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    attractions in Dorset, Devon,
    Wiltshire, Somerset & Hampshire
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    You will find great Historic Houses, Castles, Cities, Abbeys &
    Cathedrals, Gardens, Country & Animal Parks, Museums, Steams Fairs
    & Historic Transport, Antique & Crafts Centres,
    Ships & Ferries and more for your great days out in UK.

  Dorset holiday attractions

  Dorset is famous for its stunning coastline - the Jurassic Coast, and many holiday attractions.
Area: 2,653
Population: 701,900


Dorset - Maiden Castle - COPYRIGHT ARVID LINDEThe beautiful county of Dorset boasts rolling hills, breathtaking countryside, quaint villages, sandy beaches and the Jurassic coastline - a tremendous natural landmark.
  The tourism industry in Dorset is booming. Dorset holiday makers enjoy different accommodations such as hotels, campsites, holiday parks, inns, holiday homes, self-catering apartments and B&Bs. Keen on activities or just looking for a peaceful break - you will find something to suit your needs among great attractions, museums, pubs, and local shops.

  The county has lovely, sunny summers and mild winters, that's why Dorset attracts holiday makers all through the year. Dorset is far enough South to be one of the Britain's warmest areas. Dorset's climate is good - the mean winter temperature averages from 5 to 9 °C. Summer temperatures are high, averaging more than 21 °C. Some parts of Dorset receive more sunshine than anywhere in England.


The countryside of Dorset is unspoilt by huge industrial establishments. Largely a rural county, Dorset allows more space for tourists and holiday makers.

  There are many things to do in Dorset. For the more chic lifestyle of large conurbations Dorset has Poole and Bournemouth and some major cultural institutions. Dorset holiday makers will enjoy some spectacular shows at Lighthouse arts centre in Poole, Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre and the BIC. Wimborne Tivoli Theatre and Weymouth Pavillion theatre stage exciting shows, too. High streets of Dorset towns turn into an ongoing festivity during summer months showing off the unique traditional lifestyle and local peoples' hospitality. During the summer there are plenty of festivals, fairs and events for everyone to enjoy.

  Bournemouth and Weymouth are among the oldest sea resorts of Western Europe. Sea bathing was made popular by king George III, frequent visitor to Weymouth to bathe from a machine.
  Not only Bournemouth and Weymouth can boast of warm sandy beaches. There are plenty of Blue Flag beaches for holiday makers to choose from in Dorset.

Dorset - Beautiful Countryside - COPYRIGHT ARVID LINDE   Dorset is the ideal place to relax and discover the tourist attractions, from castles and museums, to historic buildings, country parks, farmers' shops and old markets still selling traditional local crafts and produce.

  Dorset is a great county to visit. It is popular for its excellent walking through a marvellous countryside. There are strong literary connections with Thomas Hardy, T.E. Lawrence and John Fowles.

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How about a wonderful holiday or a couple of great days out in some of the Southern England counties? Get to know them better:

Dorset Coat Of ArmsDorset is a county in South West England. Dorset is famous for its beautiful coastline - the Jurassic Coast, and many holiday resorts.
Globe Area: 2,653
People Population: 701,900

Somerset Coat Of ArmsSomerset is a county in the South West of England. Somerset is a rural county of rolling hills  and the Somerset Levels.
Globe Area 4,171 sq. km
People Population 884,400

Hampshire Coat Of ArmsHampshire is a county on the south coast of England. Hampshire is a popular holiday area, with strong maritime connections via Portsmouth & Southampton. - Portsmouth.
Globe Area 3,769 sq. km
People Population 1,671,000

Wiltshire Coat Of ArmsWiltshire is a county in South West England. It is famous for its high plains and wide valleys. Wiltshire is the home of Stonehenge and other important landmarks.
Globe Area:3,485 sq. km
People Population: 630,700

Devon Coat Of ArmsDevon is a county in the South West of England. It is unique among English counties, in having two separated coastlines, on the English Channel and Bristol Channel.
Globe Area 6,707 sq. km
People Population 1,109,900

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