Hello and welcome to Dorset Tourist, your local travel and tourism information guide to the best places to visit around the County of Dorset. This popular holiday destination is brimming with exciting places of interest, historical buildings and family attractions. Where else can you watch a colony of swans, ride in a tethered hot air balloon, go fossil hunting or explore the ruins of a 11th century castle and all within close proximity?
Positioned on the south coast of England this amazing County has over 90 miles of remarkable coastline with impressive natural landforms at Lulworth Cove, and the truly stunning Durdle Door. Other costal locations include the remote village of Worth Matravers and its eerie caves to the uninhabited area of Tyneham Village. If lazing around in the sun is more your style then relaxing on the golden sandy beaches of Sandbanks will top up that all important tan.
Families looking for things to do with the kids are spoilt for choice. Bournemouth Oceanarium brings the ocean to you with over 1,000 sea creatures from around the globe that includes animal species such as the giant octopus! Other family days out include a tank museum, childrenís farms, amusement arcades and the famous Monkey World. But donít go ape, there is lots more to see and do!
Special events regularly take place around the County throughout the year. Highlights include the annual Bournemouth Air Festival to the many open-air music productions and motor shows. We aim to bring you what's going on in Dorset through our fun and interesting Blog.
With so many wonderful outdoor areas we have included details on our favourite best walking routes. Our recommended walks range from flat coastal pathways to dramatic hill walking. If you love hiking, trekking or just being outdoors then take a look around the website.
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