Dorset Tourist

The Dorset Tourist website is a local guide to the best places to visit in Dorset with over 100 pages of tourist information. This multi cultural holiday destination is host to several million visitors a year from all over the world. It is brimming with exciting family attractions, historical buildings and places of interest. 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?

The attractions do not stop there. Families looking for things to do with the kids are spoilt for choice. Bournemouth Oceanarium and Weymouth Sea Life Park bring 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, childrens farms, amusement arcades and the famous Monkey World. But donít go ape, there is lots more to see and do!

The Dorset coast covers over 90 miles of remarkable coastline with costal towns such as the remote village of Worth Matravers and its eerie caves to the uninhabited area of Tyneham. 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.

Special events regularly take place around the County throughout the year. Highlights include the annual Bournemouth Air Festival with its Red Arrows and acrobatic aircraft displays 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.

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Dorset coast

Dorset coast

Positioned on the south coast of England the Dorset Coast has some of the best locations in the UK. This spectacular coastline has some truly amazing coastal scenery such as the magnificent Lulworth Cove, and impressive Durdle Door. These natural landforms form part of the famous Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

Places to visit in Dorset

Corfe Castle

We have a passion for Dorset and have personally visited each attraction. We are pleased to share our local knowledge and experiences so that you can enjoy your visit or holiday to its full potential. Some of the best places to go in Dorset include the historic ruins of Corfe Castle or Christchuch Town.

Walks in Dorset

Walks in Dorset

With so many wonderful outdoor areas we have included details on Walks in Dorset. The variety of our Dorset walks range from flat coastal pathways to dramatic hill walking. If you love hiking, trekking or just being outdoors then we have it all, from National Trust walks to the challenging Durdle Door walk.

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