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Popular Accommodations in Dorset

Vacation house for 11 people, with garden
11 pers., 6 bedrooms, 3,229ft², 3.6mi to the beach
4.7
26 reviews
Dorset, South West England
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$135per night
Vacation house for 4 people, with garden
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 6.9mi to the beach
Cranborne Chase, South West England
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$155per night
Apartment for 4 people, with balcony/terrace
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 990ft², 3.6mi to the beach
4.9
24 reviews
Dorset, South West England
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$114per night
Vacation house for 4 people, with garden, with pets
5.0
18 reviews
Christchurch, Dorset
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$112per night
Lodge for 4 people, with garden and jacuzzi
4 pers., 2 bedrooms
Dorset, South West England
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$106per night
Camping for 2 people, with garden
2 pers., 1 bedrooms, 2.4mi to the beach
5.0
5 reviews
West Dorset Heritage Coast, South West England
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$88per night
Apartment for 6 people, with garden
5.0
52 reviews
Dorset, South West England
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$199per night
Vacation apartment for 2 people, with garden
2 pers., 1 bedrooms, 7.4mi to the beach
5.0
22 reviews
Dorset, South West England
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$75per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with garden
5.0
12 reviews
Corfe Castle, Purbeck District
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$153per night
Apartment for 2 people, with garden
5.0
62 reviews
Shaftesbury, Cranborne Chase
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$72per night
Apartment for 4 people, with garden
4.8
11 reviews
Lyme Regis, Jurassic Coast
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$249per night
Cottage for 2 people, with garden
2 pers., 1 bedrooms, 900yd to the beach
5.0
6 reviews
Christchurch, Dorset
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$63per night
Chalet for 6 people
4.8
8 reviews
Weymouth, Jurassic Coast
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$107per night
Apartment for 4 people
4 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.8
13 reviews
Dorset, South West England
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$95per night
Apartment for 7 people, with garden
7 pers., 2 bedrooms, 500yd to the beach
4.8
11 reviews
Weymouth, Jurassic Coast
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$159per night
Vacation apartment for 2 people, with garden
2 pers., 1 bedrooms, 2mi to the beach
4.8
19 reviews
Bridport, West Dorset Heritage Coast
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$62per night
Vacation house for 4 people, with terrace
5.0
4 reviews
Lyme Regis, Jurassic Coast
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$140per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with garden
4.7
12 reviews
Weymouth, Jurassic Coast
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$183per 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

Internet 1,926
Pet allowed 718
Balcony/Terrace 559
TV 1,656
Garden 1,498
Parking 1,504
Washing machine 1,416
View 258
Heating 1,332

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.