About Dorset


Welcome to About Dorset, your unofficial tourists guide to Dorset and its towns, villages and many attractions!


About Dorset
Dorset (in the past it was often referred to as Dorsetshire), is a county situated on the South West coast of England, bordering the neighbouring counties of Devon, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

The county town of Dorchester is situated towards the South of the County, with other notable towns including Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth aswell as many smaller towns dotted around the County.

Being a predominantly rural county around 50% of Dorset population resides in the South-East of the County around the towns of Bournemouth, Christchuch, Poole and their districts.

Perhaps one of Dorsets most famous characteristics is its Jurassic Coastline which features many natural landmarks including Lulworth Cove, Chesil Beach and Durdle door to name just a few.

Some of the most popular holiday destinations in the County include Bournemouth, Lyme Regis, Poole, Swanage and Weymouth, with many holiday parks, hotels and bed and breakfasts catering for almost every taste and budget.

“Lovely place for families. We spent our Easter holidays in Dorset and we’ll come back this summer.” M.Carey, Carey LondonĀ Ltd

“Wonderful place, amazing landscapes, long relaxing walks.” D. Humphreys, Simply Removals

“I had never been in Dorset before, such a great discovery! Best holidays ever.” J. Maple,

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