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


Other Tourist information websites


Tourism Videos


Coast With The Most from

Poole Sea Train Adventure from Spectacular Journeys


UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site



The Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

Cranborne Chase and the West Wiltshire Downs AONB


Wildlife Trust & Nature -


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



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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