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Dove House & Swallows [Luxury Self Catering]

Pigeon House, Hampton, Dorchester

Dove House & Swallows, Pigeon House, Dorchester, Dorset

Dove House and Swallows are award winning luxury self catering houses in a stunning rural location close to the Dorset Jurassic Coast. Dove House has a secure, private heated, indoor pool and games room. Swallows is single storey. They can be... more

Parkstone Golf Club [Golf Course]

49a Links Road, Poole

Parkstone Golf Club, 49a Links Road, Poole, Dorset

Parkstone, measuring 6,263 yards, par 72 demands keeping the ball straight or the penalty is thick heather rough that twists the club. Scots pines are a feature of a lovely course that offers glimpses of Poole Harbour. It has some excellent holes but... more

Kingston Lacy [Historic House]

Wimborne Minster

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset


Discover a lifetime of family treasures at Kingston Lacy Kingston Lacy is a 17th century house that was the home of the Bankes family for over 300 years, and replaced the ruined family seat at Corfe Castle. The house contains an... more

Bluewater Spa & Leisure Club [Spa]

Best Western The Connaught Hotel, 30 West Hill Road, West Cliff, Bournemouth

Bluewater Spa & Leisure Club, Best Western The Connaught Hotel, Bournemouth, Dorset

Connaught’s Bluewater Spa & Leisure Club is considered by many as one of Bournemouth’s finest spas - following a major facelift, this relaxing haven does downtime with aplomb. Take the 18m indoor heated pool, spa pool, eucalyptus infused aromatherapy... more

Farmer Palmer's Farm Park [Attraction / Activity]

Wareham Road, Organford, Poole

Farmer Palmer's Farm Park, Wareham Road, Poole, Dorset

“Play More, Learn More, Experience and Explore” Farmer Palmer’s is designed for children aged 0-8 years and their families. Our visitor’s journey through a safe environment, with clean and well maintained play equipment. With both outdoor and... more

Athelhampton House & Gardens [Garden]

Athelhampton, Dorchester

Athelhampton House & Gardens, Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset

The formal Athelhampton Gardens originally designed in 1891 is a series of calm, sophisticated spaces, including the great court with its giant pyramids, a circular pleached lime grove and simple plantings of roses, clematis and tulips. Water forms a... more

No 98 Boutique Hotel [Luxury Hotel]

98 The Esplanade, Weymouth

No 98 Boutique Hotel, 98 The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset

98 Boutique Hotel is charming friendly property overlooking Weymouth Bay. The property has been completely refurbished in a Mediterranean style with relaxing cool tones and quality furnishings. The property is just a 3 minute drive from Weymouth... more

The Tutankhamun Exhibition [Attraction / Activity]

High West Street, Dorchester

The Tutankhamun Exhibition, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset

Experience the magnificence and wonder of the world´s greatest discovery of ancient treasure. Be there at the discovery, explore the ante-chamber filled with its treasures, and witness Howard Carter raising the golden coffins in the burial chamber.... more

CC Spa [Spa]

97 Northgate Street, Wick Ferry, Wick Lane, Bury St Edmunds

CC Spa, 97 Northgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Dorset

Stay for an hour, which can easily fall into two so you may as well stay for the rest of the afternoon – not that you need tempting but the soothing, luxurious feeling of the warm water in a hydrotherapy pool is definitely worth a dip/float/swim.... more

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa, Evershot, Dorset

A former dower house tucked away in the Dorset Downs, this is classic English country house hotel territory. The chintzy yet elegant dining room overlooks the hotel’s charming grounds with the best views from the cosy conservatory. Chef Steve Titman... more

The Dinosaur Museum [Attraction / Activity]

Icen Way, Dorchester

The Dinosaur Museum, Icen Way, Dorchester, Dorset


Step Back in Time at The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester Appropriately positioned just seven miles from the Jurassic Coast, The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester is the only museum dedicated to these most fascinating of creatures in... more

Knapp Farmhouse [Luxury Bed & Breakfasts]

Powerstock, Bridport

Knapp Farmhouse, Powerstock, Bridport, Dorset

Knapp Farmhouse is a pretty Grade II listed Dorset longhouse dating from the Middle Ages on the edge of one of West Dorset´s loveliest villages situated in the midst of rural ´Hardy´ Country. Tranquil and four miles from the stunning Jurassic Coast,... more

Ferndown Golf Club [Golf Course]

119 Golf Links Road, Ferndown

Ferndown Golf Club, 119 Golf Links Road, Ferndown, Dorset

Ferndown is an attractive, classic heathland course that winds its way through the pines and rhododendrons on a soft turf that provides easy walking. Harold Hilton, British Open Champion in 1892 and 1897, drew up plans in 1912 for a course that... more

Upton Grange Country Estate [Luxury Self Catering]

Upton Grange, Upton Farm,, Nr Ringstead Bay,, Weymouth

Upton Grange Country Estate, Upton Grange, Upton Farm,, Weymouth, Dorset

Upton Grange is a unique holiday cottage venue within a walk of Ringstead beach on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Six superbly restored holiday cottages ring the courtyard of an historic Dorset Tithe Barn set amongst manicured estate... more

Hix Oyster & Fish House [Restaurant]

Cobb Road, Lyme Regis

Hix Oyster & Fish House, Cobb Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset

No need to ask for a window table at this charming fish bistro. You can see the magnificent views of the famous Cobb (as featured in the movie of The French Lieutenants Women) and Dorset's Jurassic coastline from where ever you sit in this glass box... more

Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant [Restaurant]

Pound Street, Lyme Regis

Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant, Pound Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset

The main restaurant of this smart boutique hotel offers the bright and airy dining room with linen clad tables and stunning views of the Jurassic Coast and Lyme Bay, famous both for the Cobb featured in the film The French Lieutenants Woman and its... more

Mallards B&B [Luxury Bed & Breakfasts]

The Street

Mallards B&B, The Street

Mallards B&B is situated only 10 minutes from the Jurassic Coast and is an ideal location for walkers, cyclists and those who wish to explore by car. Set in Moreton Village along the River Frome, Moreton is a quintesstial English village with tea... more

Captains Club Self Catering Apartments [Luxury Self Catering]

Captain's Club Hotel, Wick Ferry, Wick Lane, Christchurch

Captains Club Self Catering Apartments, Captain's Club Hotel, Christchurch, Dorset

River facing luxury serviced self -catering apartments located within the desirable Captain's Club Hotel ideally positioned on the banks of the River Stour in pretty historic Christchurch, Dorset. The luxury apartments are stylish, exquisitely... more

Crab House Cafe [Restaurant]

Ferrymans Way, Portland Road, Wyke Regis

Crab House Cafe, Ferrymans Way, Wyke Regis, Dorset

Reminiscent of a beach hut in some tropical isle, this restaurant offers fantastic views over the Portland coast and great food to boot. On sunny days large pink, tasselled parasols provide diners sitting on blue benches with shade. The oysters... more

Manor Farm [Luxury Bed & Breakfasts]

Droop, Hazelbury Bryan, Sturminster Newton

Manor Farm, Droop, Sturminster Newton, Dorset

Manor Farm, Droop was built originally as the coach house to the Manor in approximately 1860. Since then it has undergone several changes culminating in today´s enchanting farm house overlooking the vale that is dominated by Bulbarrow. Woolland and... more

The Stables Loft [Luxury Self Catering]

at Old Causeway Bakery, The Causeway, Hazelbury Bryan, Sturminster Newton

The Stables Loft, at Old Causeway Bakery, Sturminster Newton, Dorset

The Stables Loft is a lovely cosy one bedroom appartment (attached to the owners house) with a huge south facing balcony overlooking the garden and fields. Perfect for a couple or a single person looking for peace and tranquility in the country. ... more

Applehay Studio [Luxury Self Catering]

Applehay, Church Green, Semley, Shaftesbury

Applehay Studio, Applehay, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Applehay Studio is a countryside self catering facility in Dorset, not far from th Wiltshire border, allowing guests to enjoy the best of both counties, an ideal location for walks, biking and wildlife in particular. Semley is a pleasant country... more

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa, Evershot, Dorset

At the Summer Lodge Spa treatments are specifically designed to relax and tone using 100% natural, pure highly active ingredients. The beauty and body programmes alow you to indulge yourself with the most pampered treatments addressing problem areas... more

Corfe Castle [Attraction / Activity]

The Square, Corfe, Wareham

Corfe Castle, The Square, Wareham, Dorset


Experience the breathtaking views of Corfe Castle Discover the rich history that is imbued into the ruins of Dorset’s Corfe Castle, from the sibling struggle more than 1000 years ago that ended in Ethelred the Unready’s brother... more

The Teddy Bear Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Eastgate, corner High East Street/Salisbury Street, Dorchester

The Teddy Bear Museum, Eastgate, Dorchester, Dorset

The Teddy Bear Museum is devoted to the wonderful world of the teddy bear and traces the history of the teddy bear from its birth to the present day. The museum is set within the 'home' of Edward Bear and his extended family of people sized teddy... more

Marren [Luxury Bed & Breakfasts]

Holworth, Dorchester

Marren, Holworth, Dorchester, Dorset

Overlooking the sea between Lulworth Cove and Weymouth is a house called Marren. Surrounded by National Trust land, Marren is set in a large garden on a steep slope with spectacular views of Portland and Weymouth Bay. The only sounds are of waves... more

The Old Bank [Luxury Bed & Breakfasts]

The Old Bank, Burton Street, Marnhull

The Old Bank, The Old Bank, Marnhull, Dorset

THE OLD BANK B&B is a comfortable, pretty 18th century house in the centre of the attractive village of Marnhull, near Shaftesbury in the heart of Thomas Hardy country. More relaxed than a hotel you can unwind and enjoy a holiday in a friendly... more

The Museum Inn [Restaurant]

Farnham, Blandford Forum

The Museum Inn, Farnham, Blandford Forum, Dorset

The Museum Inn is a superb 17th Century country inn situated in the delightful village of Farnham, Dorset, on the glorious Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a renowned countryside pursuit destination. The pub has eight... more

Captains Club Hotel, River Facing Bedrooms, Restaurant & Spa [Luxury Hotel]

Wick Ferry, Wick Lane, Christchurch

Captains Club Hotel, River Facing Bedrooms, Restaurant & Spa, Wick Ferry, Christchurch, Dorset

The Captain's Club Hotel is superbly located in the heart of Christchurch. The strikingly contemporary exterior and interior give this hotel all the style and elegance you associate with five star service, in luxurious, contemporary surroundings.... more

Brownsea Island [Attraction / Activity]

Poole Harbour, Poole

Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole, Dorset


Discover the secret world of Brownsea Island The inspiration for many a story by children’s writer Enid Blyton, from a child’s point of view it’s hard to imagine a better spot for ripping adventures and lashings of ginger beer... more

Mortons House Hotel & Restaurant [Luxury Hotel]

East Street, Corfe Castle

Mortons House Hotel & Restaurant, East Street, Corfe Castle, Dorset

Situated in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck, Mortons House provides the perfect centre from which to enjoy this beautiful corner of England. Built in 1590 in the shape of an 'E' to honour Queen Elizabeth I, the building has been sympathetically... more

Moors Valley Country Park [Attraction / Activity]

Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood

Moors Valley Country Park, Horton Road, Ringwood, Dorset


Discover Moors Valley Country Park Moors Valley Country Park covers 750 acres in the valley of the Moors River. There is so much to do, a steam railway, 18 hole golf course, walks and cycle trails and a chance to swing amongst the... more

Lawn Cottage [Luxury Bed & Breakfasts]

Stour Row, Shaftesbury

Lawn Cottage, Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Lawn Cottage is a charming 18th century stone cottage in the middle of Stour Row near Shaftesbury in the heart of the lovely Blackmore Vale which is famous for the Thomas Hardy connection. The cottage which has a very pretty garden (vegetables in... more

Sarpenela Natural Therapies Centre [Spa]

Farnham Farm House, Farnham, Blandford Forum

Sarpenela Natural Therapies Centre, Farnham Farm House, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Surrounded by the pretty Dorset countryside and set in in a rustic 19th century farmhouse is a holistic day spa designed to tap into all your senses. Start the day off at Sarpenala with an energising natural body therapy followed by a healthy veggie... more

Oceanarium [Attraction / Activity]

Pier Approach, West Beach, Bournemouth

Oceanarium, Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset

The award-winning Oceanarium, Bournemouth takes you on a spectacular underwater adventure. Come face to face with stunning sharks, curious rare green sea turtles and brightly coloured clownfish, to menacing piranhas, venomous lionfish and the weirdly... more

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa [Luxury Hotel]

9 Fore Street, Evershot

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa, 9 Fore Street, Evershot, Dorset

Set within the enchanting village of Hardy’s Evershot and surrounded by rolling hills, this privately owned five star Relais & Châteaux property epitomises the ultimate in traditional style. The hotel adjoins a 750 acre deer park offering excellent... more

Orchardleigh Bed & Breakfast [Luxury Bed & Breakfasts]

Stowell, Sherborne

Orchardleigh Bed & Breakfast, Stowell, Sherborne, Dorset

Orchardleigh B&B is on the edge of the charming, rural hamlet of Stowell on the North Dorset/Somerset border. From Orchardleigh there is a large choice of gourmet pubs with their open log fires and delicious food within a 5 mile radius and the... more

Bridge House Beaminster [Luxury Hotel]

3 Prout Bridge, Beaminster

Bridge House Beaminster, 3 Prout Bridge, Beaminster, Dorset

Step into the Bridge House hotel & restaurant, and you can sense some of the 700-year-old former priest´s house oozing its character. Thick stone walls, stone mullioned windows, ancient beams and inglenook fireplaces, makes the BridgeHouse the... more

Broadstone (Dorset) Golf Club [Golf Course]

Wentworth Drive, Broadstone

Broadstone (Dorset) Golf Club, Wentworth Drive, Broadstone, Dorset

Originally known as the Dorset Golf Club in 1898, designed by Tom Dunn, later modified by Harry Colt, Broadstone sits on a superb tract of heathland. The elevated back nine offers panoramic views of the Purbeck Hills and Poole Harbour. Measuring 6,... more

The Country Club & Spa at Sopwell House [Spa]

Cottonmill Lane, Sopwell, St Albans

The Country Club & Spa at Sopwell House, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, Dorset

For a hotel to really make the top ranks, there needs to be a spa to send it skywards. Thankfully the brains at Sopwell House have gone the extra mile to provide spa connoisseurs with a knockout retreat where you’ll feel the weight of the world... more

The Alders [Luxury Bed & Breakfasts]

Sandford Orcas, Sherborne

The Alders, Sandford Orcas, Sherborne, Dorset

The Alders B&B is a secluded stone house set in an old walled garden. It is situated in a picturesque conservation village near Sherborne, located almost opposite the thirteenth century church and Tudor manor house. The house is tastefully furnished.... more

The Dorset Golf & Country Club [Golf Course]

Hyde, Bere Regis, Wareham

The Dorset Golf & Country Club, Hyde, Wareham, Dorset

The Martin Hawtree designed Dorset Golf & Country Club comprises 27 holes in three loops of 9, the Lakeland and Parkland Championship 18 and Woodland Course. The Woodland lay-out with tight tree-lined fairways, is spectacular in its flower displays... more

Gorse Farm House B&B [Luxury Bed & Breakfasts]

Fifehead St Quintin, Sturminster Newton

Gorse Farm House B&B, Fifehead St Quintin, Sturminster Newton, Dorset

Tucked away in this stunning rural setting, Gorse Farm House provides homely, relaxed acommodation. Refurbished with care and a great deal of thought for the comfort of guests, this quirky house, with bundles of character, is blessed with peace and... more

Kingston Lacy [Garden]

Wimborne Minster

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset


Explore the beautiful gardens of Kingston Lacy Beside the Kingston Lacy house is the late-Victorian formal garden. Bright bedding, a fern garden containing 25 different varieties of ferns with gravel paths running between irregular... more

The Acorn Inn [Restaurant]

28 Fore Street, Evershot

The Acorn Inn, 28 Fore Street, Evershot, Dorset

The Acorn Inn, with two bars and an award-winning restaurant serving a range of exceptional seasonal dishes, is equally popular with locals and guests alike. The restaurant features smartly laid tables, terracotta tiles, soft lighting and an... more

The Connaught Hotel [Luxury Hotel]

30 West Hill Road, West Cliff, Bournemouth

The Connaught Hotel, 30 West Hill Road, Bournemouth, Dorset

Treat yourself to a trip by the sea and stay at TripAdvisor's No 1 Bournemouth hotel. This 4 Star BEST WESTERN PLUS Connaught Hotel & Spa is nestled on the West Cliff and is just a short walk to Bournemouth's beautiful, golden, sandy beaches, the... more

Knoll Gardens [Garden]

Hampreston, Wimborne

Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne, Dorset

Recently featured on BBC Gardeners’ World, Knoll Gardens is a nationally recognised naturalistic garden and nursery, specialising in ornamental grasses. Originally a private botanic garden featuring Australasian plants, rare and unusual trees and... more

Ashmore Barn Farm [Luxury Bed & Breakfasts]

Stubhampton, Stubhampton, Blandford Forum

Ashmore Barn Farm, Stubhampton, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Ashmore Barn Farm is situated in the beautiful Cranborne Chase, surrounded by its own rolling chalk downland in an AONB. We have easy access to a vast network of bridleways/footpaths so this is therefore a perfect location for riding and walking. The... more

The Old Barn [Luxury Self Catering]

Sunnyside Farm, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester

The Old Barn, Sunnyside Farm, Dorchester, Dorset

The Old Barn, located at Sunnyside Organic Farm amidst six hundred acres of tranquil Dorset countryside, has undergone extensive renovation to be transformed into a homely self-catering holiday retreat. Guests enjoy total control over dining... more

The Old Barn [Luxury Bed & Breakfasts]

Main Road, Main Road, West Lulworth, Wareham

The Old Barn, Main Road, Wareham, Dorset

Think wrought-iron bedsteads, pretty floral bedspreads and hyacinths growing on the windowsill and you’ll get a sense of the restful elegance of The Old Barn, a five-room bed and breakfast in the picturesque coastal village of West Lulworth, Dorset.... more

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