About dorset

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There are so many things to see and do in and around the county of Dorset. Why not take some time to explore the area and extend your visit to this beautiful area.

The information on the following pages has been supplied with thanks to West Dorset District Council. Thanks also to Mark Simons © for allowing us to use his photographs.

West Dorset is an area of amazing contrasts, come and drink in our breathtaking scenery, absorb our history and heritage or simply relax in one of the most beautiful and diverse parts of England.

world heritage coastline

In December 2001, 95 miles of East Devon and Dorset coastline were awarded World Heritage Site status, ranking the Jurassic Coast alongside the Grand Canyon and Great Barrier Reef

dorset towns

Dorset towns offer stunning architecture, excellent shopping opportunities and plenty of delightful cafes to stop for refreshments! A stroll though one of our towns brings to life our rich

local food & drink

West Dorset has an excellent reputation for its fantastic food and drink. From the traditional Dorset Cream Tea to fresh Seafood, our local cuisine is loved by those who live here and those who