Dorset has seventy miles of fine coast line gently rolling hills and secluded valleys combine to make Dorset one of the most pleasant of English countries almost unchanged since its beauties were so well described by the
great novelist Thomas Hardy, who was a native of the county.
There are also many traces of a much older Dorset such as
prehistoric barrows the fascinating hilltop camp called Maiden
Castle or the ruined Corfe Castle which dates from Norman times.
Botanists may stumble over some of the rare plants that grow in
Dorset, while geologists will find much to interest
in the fossils and the varied and contorted rock strata
The most impressive examples
the stratified cliffs of Stair Hole at Lulworth Cove while a little way along the cliffs is a forest of fossilized tree stumps.
mile to the
stands the famous Durdle Door, a headland from which an arch has been cut in the rock by the action of the sea.
Once the haunt of prehistoric dinosaurs, the richly varied Dorset coastline
still teems with life and adventure. Weymouth and Lyme Regis represents Dorset's
livelier side with Pool Harbour more relaxed and up market in style. For cove
hopping, fossil hunting, local shrimps and lively beach resorts, itís perfect.
For exploring ancient sites sweeping countryside, or the stunning South West
Coast Path, itís equally interesting.
holiday accommodation we have many
to choose from, if self-catering is required we have
and camp sites also
property, cottages and houses available in the South West. Use our
or look in the
and Villages for more local information on the area.
We have wonderful places to visit, links to attractions and days out,
Eden's gardens are the most popular at the present, but we have many
more, look under
before you book from quite guest houses, luxurious hotels, to Grand
Manor House in the towns or countryside, we have placed lots of
country clubs within this section as the properties within the grounds
are available for anyone and they do have such wonderful scenery. For
self-catering, there are many
and camp sites to choose from in woodland or near the beach
and sea. In the West Country you will find a variety of
courses with accommodations within the grounds.
A night out in the South West gives such a variety
quaint old worlde pubs lurk around every corner mouth watering food in many
guises awaits customers at the various restaurants either in town or
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