Dorset

Dorset Tourist and Visitor Information with links to heritage, nature and tourist attractions, many with brief details of disabled access.

The county of Dorset with its rolling hills and dramatic coast has long been a popular tourist destination. It has a coastline that attracts families and fossil hunters, countryside appreciated by walkers and cyclists, there are photogenic country villages and modern holiday resorts. Situated between Devon and Hampshire along the South Coast it has a maritime heritage and stunning scenery that blend to form a wonderful visitor experience, enjoy.

 

Official Tourist Website

www.visit-dorset.com

bournemouth.co.uk

www.lymeregis.org

www.pooletourism.com

www.coastwiththemost.com

shaftesburytourism.co.uk

 

Other Tourist information websites

www.westdorset.com

 

Tourism Videos

 

Coast With The Most from www.coastwiththemost.com

Poole Sea Train Adventure from Spectacular Journeys

 

UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site
www.jurassiccoast.com

 

AONB’s

The Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) www.dorsetaonb.org.uk

Cranborne Chase and the West Wiltshire Downs AONB www.ccwwdaonb.org.uk

 

Wildlife Trust & Nature - www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

 

Historic or architectural important Properties (Castles, Abbeys, Churches, Houses, Estates and Gardens) (English Heritage / National Trust / other) - see the Dorset Heritage page

 

For Accessible Taxis in Dorset - a listing of wheelchair accessible taxis and private hire providers is available from www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk/dorset-taxis

For Accessible Restaurants / Pubs with food in Dorset - a listing is available from www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk/dorset-pubs

For Accessible Accommodation see www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk/southwest-accommodation

 

 

 

Literary connections

Jane Austen (Persuasion)

Enid Blyton (Famous Five, Secret Seven)

John Meade Falkner(Moonfleet

John Fowles(The French Lieutenant's Woman)

Thomas Hardy (Tess of the D'Urbervilles, The Mayor of Casterbridge and Far From The Madding Crowd)

T. E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

 

 

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