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holidaying in dorset, dorset coast and hampshire

If you are booking your holidays in Dorset or along the Dorset Coast then start your travels here. An enormously popular and classy holiday region, Hampshire and the Dorset Coastline boasts a good number of tourist attractions including several seaside resorts - Bournemouth and Weymouth being amongst the best anywhere in England. If you are of a nautical bent or just interested in maritime history then the busy port of Portsmouth, and the museum of archaeology in Southampton may be of particular interest. Hampshire has a long maritime history and two of England's largest ports lie on its coast.

A little deeper inland lays the New Forest National Park and the magnificent Cathedral and legendary ‘Round Table’ at Winchester. The county is famed as home of the writers Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and 'Wessex' novelist, Thomas Hardy..

Bournemouth ~ Dorset Holidays

Loved by families and singles alike for its generous golden sands, its sparkling sea and vibrant, buzzing nightlife. Add award winning gardens and water sports and you have the making of memorable Dorset holiday ~ Bournemouth

Poole ~ Dorset

Making its name during the D-Day landings, Poole has a stunning harbour and one of the busiest quays in the South East of England. Dorset's number one family theme park, 'Adventure in Wonderland' offer a full day's fun whatever the weather ~ Poole

Dorchester ~ Dorset

An historic market town, Dorchester lies on the banks of the River Frome in the valleys of the Dorset Downs. Famous local author Thomas Hardy based the famous 'Casterbridge' on Dorchester. Visit Hardy's Cottage and the Dorchester Dinosaur Museum ~ Dorchester

Weymouth ~ Dorset

An idyllic Georgian Seaside town convenient for the craggy cliff sides of the Isle of Portland and central to any tour of the Jurassic Coast - the celebrated World Heritage site, famous for its fossils, coves and so-called 'storm beaches' ~ Weymouth

Sherborne ~ Dorset

A stunning Tudor village and former capital of Saxon 'Wessex' whose enviable range of castles, abbeys and quintessential manor houses are popular with tourists. East Lambrook Manor Gardens, Sherborne Castle and the Blackmore Vale all worth a visit ~ Sherborne

Portsmouth ~ Holidays in Hampshire

The birthplace of Charles Dickens and home to the magical Blue Reef Aquarium. The UK's only Island City and the second largest city in Hampshire. Richard The Lionheart, Henry V and Henry VIII - they all loved it. So will you ~ Portsmouth

Winchester ~ Hampshire

A truly historic Cathedral city and one time ancient capital. Holidays in Hampshire demand a visit to Winchester Castle where King Arthur's Round Table has been adorning its walls since the early 1400s. Hampshire's medieval jewel ~ Winchester

Brockenhurst and the New Forest ~ Hampshire

Brockenhurst lies in the delightful forest environment and heritage area of the New Forest - an area popular with cyclist and walkers where wild ponies, deer and cows roam free ~Brockenhurst

Southampton ~ Hampshire

A former stone age settlement, Southampton is a major port in Hampshire and the closest city to the New Forest. Many of its medieval walls remain to this day ~ Southampton

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