Welcome to Dorset in Focus
Dorset is a county of surprises. Most people would say Dorset is a sleepy southern county on the south coast of England. A great place to retire to.
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Look a little deeper and you will learn that Dorset has a wealth of history, some stunning geology, picturesque villages, a wealth of literary heritage and much to endear it to the interested visitor.
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Dorset has a fantastic choice of cottages, from bijou fishermen's homes to grand accommodation suited to large groups.
Prefer the all inclusive approach on a tight budget. Dorset's holiday parks offer something for everyone.
Let someone else pamper you. Many of Dorset's hotels offer spa facilities and specialised treatments along with stunning sea views.
Like to do your own thing? Bring your caravan and travel the Duchy at your own pace; or use a static caravan as the ideal base...
For those working to a budget, these days Youth Hostels offer surprisingly good facilities.
For those of you who want to get back to nature, the county has a large array of campsites with facilities tailored to suit. From the Wild Camper through to large sites offering all the comforts of home (almost). Camping has come a long way in recent years, improvements in camping gear and equipment as well as facilities now mean that it is possible to stay longer for less. Some even offer yurts, tipis or camping pods. A large number of campsites are just a stones throw from the sea whilst others offer the chance to explore the interior simply and affordably. The south west has a warm climate tailored to suit outdoor activities and this style of living. Give it a try, once tried you'll be hooked!
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