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Apartment for 2 people in Weymouth
2 pers., 1 bedrooms, 50yd to the beach
4.9
111 reviews
Weymouth, Jurassic Coast
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$71per night
Vacation house for 4 people in Lyme Regis, with garden
4.7
75 reviews
Lyme Regis, Jurassic Coast
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$96per night
Vacation house for 2 people in Europe, with garden, with pets
4.4
15 reviews
Dorset, South West England
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$78per night
Lodge for 2 people in Motcombe, with lake view and garden
4.8
30 reviews
Motcombe, Dorset
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$90per night
Vacation village for 4 people in Europe, with garden
4 pers., 1 bedrooms, 1.1mi to the beach
4.2
11 reviews
Jurassic Coast, South West England
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$59per night
Apartment for 2 people in Swanage
4.1
247 reviews
Swanage, Purbeck District
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$103per night
Vacation house for 4 people in Europe, with pool
4 pers., 3 bedrooms, 4.9mi to the beach
4.0
9 reviews
Dorset, South West England
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$93per night
Vacation village for 6 people in Europe
6 pers., 2 bedrooms
Dorset, South West England
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$162per night
Apartment for 3 people in Lyme Regis, with garden
4.7
54 reviews
Lyme Regis, Jurassic Coast
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$155per night
Country house for 2 people in Europe, with garden
4.8
269 reviews
Dorset, South West England
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$76per night
Vacation house for 2 people in Europe, with garden, with pets
4.8
6 reviews
Dorset, South West England
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$77per night
Farm for 2 people in Europe, with terrace
2 pers., 1 bedrooms
5.0
33 reviews
Dorset, South West England
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$72per night
Camping for 6 people in Swanage, with balcony and pool
4.7
67 reviews
Swanage, Purbeck District
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$83per night
Vacation house for 2 people in Europe, with garden
2 pers., 1 bedrooms, 4mi to the beach
4.8
15 reviews
Dorset, South West England
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$114per night
Vacation house for 2 people in Europe, with garden
5.0
1 review
Jurassic Coast, South West England
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$68per night
Vacation village for 8 people in Weymouth, with sauna
4.6
13 reviews
Weymouth, Jurassic Coast
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$64per night
Vacation house for 6 people in Lyme Regis, with garden
4.9
15 reviews
Lyme Regis, Jurassic Coast
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$133per night
Vacation house for 4 people in Europe, with garden and pool
4.6
5 reviews
Dorset, South West England
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$125per night
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Highlights in Dorset

  • Natural paradise Brownsea Island
  • Great Dorset Steam Fair
  • Swimming on the Jurassic Coast
  • Bovington Tank Museum

Most popular in Dorset

Pool 113
Internet 1,268
Pet allowed 745
Balcony/Terrace 412
TV 992
Garden 994
Parking 1,277
Washing machine 833
Heating 962

Popular Destinations in Dorset

Vacation rentals in Dorset

Holidays in picturesque Dorset

Dorset is one of England's most popular holiday destinations and has a correspondingly wide range of holiday accommodation to suit every budget, vacation rental or holiday home. Would you like to spend a beach holiday on the coast? Then places like Bournemouth, Weymouth or Lyme Regis are exactly the right choice. Culture lovers, on the other hand, will get their money's worth in places such as Shaftesbury on "Golden Hill", in the Dorchester administrative centre or in Sherborne with its world-famous Norman castle.

Holiday in Dorset

Travelers and Activities

Nature and culture united in southeast England

There is hardly any other region in England where the past centuries have been as dominant as in Dorchester. Together with the numerous natural attractions, the more than 1,000 kilometres of hiking and cycling trails offer a multitude of destinations worth seeing, which combine active holidays in nature with English cultural history. Besides the numerous castles like Corfe Castle and the Iron Age fortification Maiden Castle, you will also explore the so-called Jurassic Coast, where small and large fossil seekers can also enjoy one or two fascinating discoveries.

Things to know

Best travel time

Those who want to explore the region on foot or by bike will find excellent conditions between mid-May and mid-September. Active holidaymakers, who have no objection to an intermittent rain shower, can also use the numerous hours of sunshine in April for their activities. Bathers, on the other hand, get their money's worth between the end of June and the beginning of September with water temperatures around 17 degrees Celsius.

The county of Dorset is the English region with the largest population of over 65s (25.9%).

Top 3 travel tips

1. dive into a world of steel

The Bovington Tank Museum is a tour of the museum that will make the hearts of technology enthusiasts beat faster. In the five halls, a journey through time awaits you through the history of armoured vehicles, from the first British prototype "Little Willie" to the legendary German "Tiger I" and the ultra-modern "Challenger 2".

2. visit the Great Dorset Steam Fair

Another highlight for technology fans is the Great Dorset Steam Fair, which attracts over 200,000 visitors annually. Go back in time and marvel at the inventiveness of the early engineers.

3. hiking on Brownsea Island

Nature lovers should definitely take a day trip by boat to Brownsea Island off Poole Harbour to explore the idyllic island. In the summer there are also regular performances of Shakespeare's works.