There’s always plenty to do in Dorset – there are miles of stunning coastal walks and beaches to enjoy. Fossil hunting on the beach is a favourite pastime which attracts the professional hunter and the enthusiastic amateur alike.
You can catch the final weekend of the 2012 Jurassic Coast Earth Festival (on until the 9th September) – England’s only natural Worlds Heritage Site brings plenty of events – check the website for latest details.
Lyme Regis is a charming coastal town well worth a visit and is hosting it’s ArtFest 2012 from the 8th to the 16th September. More details on http://www.lymeregisartsfest.com/
When it comes to dining out Sienna is a highly regarded, Michelin starred restaurant in the centre of Dorchester. You can check out Chef Russell Brown’s personal site here:- http://www.chefrussellbrown.co.uk/
Sienna – 36 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UP – 01305 250022
Potters Cafe Bistro is another gem located in Dorchester, it has plenty of character with a charming courtyard perfect for warm days. Bookings / info – 01305 260312 – 19 Durngate St, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1JP
You’re truly spoiled for choice when it comes to accommodation in this part of the world. We’d suggest trying a couple of our favourites –
Morton’s House Hotel is located in the charming village of Corfe Castle near Swanage – a picturesque manor house is packed with charm and in easy reach of all the major attractions.
BridgeHouse Beaminster is a stylish, family run, country town hotel perfectly placed to explore West Dorset’s relatively undiscovered rolling hills, dramatic cliff-tops and fossil filled beaches.
Langtry Manor in Bournemouth is located a stone’s throw from the bustling seafront. The Lonely Planet Guide notes, “by far the best place to stay in Bournemouth”, and the Guardian newspaper bestowed it the title of “Best hotel in Bournemouth”« View all blog articles.