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Popular Accommodations in Dorset

Apartment for 2 people in Swanage, with garden
2 pers., 1 bedrooms, 200yd to the beach
4.9
17 reviews
Swanage, Purbeck District
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$120per night
Apartment for 2 people in Isle of Portland, with terrace
4.7
238 reviews
Isle of Portland, Jurassic Coast
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$122per night
Vacation house for 4 people in Europe, with pets
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 7.5mi to the beach
4.9
23 reviews
Dorset, South West England
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$131per night
Cottage for 8 people in Europe, with garden and jacuzzi
4.8
38 reviews
Dorset, South West England
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$220per night
Vacation house for 6 people in Isle of Portland, with pets
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 200yd to the beach
4.6
11 reviews
Isle of Portland, Jurassic Coast
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$200per night
Cottage for 8 people in Isle of Portland, with garden and view, with pets
5.0
4 reviews
Isle of Portland, Jurassic Coast
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$93per night
Vacation house for 6 people in Isle of Portland, with garden
4.5
18 reviews
Isle of Portland, Jurassic Coast
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$99per night
Vacation house for 6 people in Europe, with jacuzzi and garden
4.9
14 reviews
Dorset, South West England
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$134per night
Homestay for 2 people in Europe, with garden, with pets
4.9
106 reviews
West Dorset Heritage Coast, South West England
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$116per night
Vacation house for 5 people in Europe
4.6
25 reviews
Jurassic Coast, South West England
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$99per night
Vacation house for 6 people in Lyme Regis, with garden, with pets
6 pers., 4 bedrooms, 40yd to the beach
4.5
24 reviews
Lyme Regis, Jurassic Coast
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$252per night
Vacation house for 3 people in Europe
3 pers., 2 bedrooms, 0.9mi to the beach
4.8
10 reviews
Jurassic Coast, South West England
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$138per night
Cottage for 6 people in Charmouth, with garden
Charmouth, Jurassic Coast
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$89per night
Vacation house for 8 people in Europe
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1.1mi to the beach
West Dorset Heritage Coast, South West England
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$117per night
Large vacation house for 11 people in Europe, with garden
11 pers., 6 bedrooms, 3.6mi to the beach
4.7
17 reviews
Dorset, South West England
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$136per night
Vacation house for 2 people in Europe, with garden
2 pers., 1 bedrooms, 0.6mi to the beach
4.5
27 reviews
Purbeck District, South West England
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$152per night
Vacation village for 6 people in Charmouth
4.1
21 reviews
Charmouth, Jurassic Coast
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$338per night
Vacation house for 4 people in Weymouth
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 500yd to the beach
5.0
48 reviews
Weymouth, Jurassic Coast
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$180per 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 1,784
Pet allowed 838
Balcony/Terrace 528
TV 1,577
Garden 1,408
Parking 1,444
Washing machine 1,335
View 264
Heating 1,183

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.