Situated on the English Channel, Dorset is a county in the South West of England of both geological and historical interest.
Durdle Door is perhaps one the most popular attractions in the UK. A large arch formed from erosion on the 'Jurassic Coast', a World Heritage Site of impressive geological landforms, it is a source of much interest to both geologists and amateur enthusiasts.
Lulworth Cove, within walking distance of Durdle Door, is considered to be amongst the finest examples of its kind and is complimented by the nearby Lulworth Castle, a fine example of early 17th century masonry.
The earliest residents can be traced back to the Mesolithic era and students of prehistory will find the numerous Neolithic burial grounds on the chalk hills of particular interest as will they Maiden Castle, an Iron Age fort. The fort was later captured by the Roman Emperor Vespasian from the Celtic Durotriges, a tribe living in Dorset before the Roman Occupation. An area which they had unusual difficulty in conquering since the topography aided in an effective defence.
Many fine examples of both natural wonders and the various stages of man, make this one of the most significant and favoured destinations in the country. The warm summers, mild winters and long established coastal resorts of Dorset ensure a welcome for visitors, who are well served with a wide range of lodging and Dorset bed and breakfasts.
Traditional Inns and hotels and more modern hotel chains vie for position with guest houses and bed and breakfasts to suit a range of expectations and budget. We focus here on the Bed and Breakfasts in Dorset which mix experience with a welcoming atmosphere and strong local flavour.
If the idea of a getaway to real Thomas Hardy countryside is what you’re looking for, then the Dorset bed and breakfasts are the ones to escape to. The charming, idyllic surroundings and the sense of antiquity makes for the perfect secluded spot away from the city clock.
Whether you’re looking for the personal touch at one of the many farmhouse accommodations, or something a bit more convivial in a traditional inn setting, then one of our featured Dorset bed and breakfasts will offer the high quality of service people have come to expect from this luxurious county.
Dorset Bed and Breakfasts
The Isle of Purbeck in Dorset has some unusual features, not least that it is not an island at all but a peninsula, but nonetheless it is a unique and special place for residents and visitors....