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Dorset Tourist Guide

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  • The Langtry Manor Hotel, Bournemouth

    Without doubt, a stay at the Langtry Manor country hotel in Dorset will remain an enduring memory. Whether for the attentive yet unobtrusive service, the comfort of its impeccably maintained suites or the sumptuous dining, the hotel embodies quality and stands proud in its title 'Best hotel in Bournemouth, Dorset'. What elevates and...
  • Perry, Weymouth

    Modern British cuisine on Weymouth's old harbour. Perry's offers fantastic fresh fish, meat and fowl and as much local produce as we can get our hands on! Spectacular International wine list (something for everyone) Special dietary requirements are easily catered for as long as we are told in advance. Totally non smoking.
  • Churchview Guest House, Dorchester

    Delightful Churchview, a 300 year old guest house, full of character, offering bed, breakfast and evening meal accommodation. Churchview, is situated in the small village of Winterbourne Abbas, 5 miles west of Dorchester, Dorset, making it an ideal base for touring and walking in Thomas Hardy's beautiful West Dorset. It's also a great spot for...
  • The Royal Chase Hotel, Shaftesbury

    Located right in the heart of Thomas Hardy country, this is possibly Dorset's friendliest hotel where guests will discover a charming home-from-home, a hospitality hideaway in the very best traditions. A happy mix of all that is best in hotels. Delight in the genuine warmth of welcome, the appreciation of what really makes for a memorable stay...
  • Hix Oyster and Fish House, Lyme Regis

    The Oyster and Fish House opened its doors in June of this year. The restaurant overlooks The Cobb in Lyme Regis with uninterrupted views of the Jurassic coastline and Lyme Regis fishing port, where John Fowles' The French Lieutenants Woman was filmed. The location of Fish House is hard to beat. We've kept things simple, a small terrace on the...
  • Rectory Coach House, Gillingham

    Two bedroom self-catering cottage, sleeps 4 plus infant Welcome To The Rectory Coach House Located within the grounds of the magnificent Old Rectory, this recently converted coach house offers visitors the opportunity to relax and unwind in beautiful surroundings. Rectory Coach House nestles in the pretty unspoilt rural village of Buckhorn...

Local Information

Accommodation in Dorset has something to offer everyone. There is a vast range of hotels available, from humble traveller's inns tucked away in picturesque villages, to the popular seaside variety which you can find in any of the coastal towns.
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Most people have a 'favourite' restaurant. Just pause for a second and think about your own particular favourite. What makes it special? The food? The ambience? Of course, restaurants are a very personal experience
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Probably the pinnacle in terms of luxury is the country house hotel. Usually spectacular, historic houses within their own extensive grounds, these hotels can often stand up as a holiday destination in their own right.
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A bed and breakfast can vary enormously in terms of what it is and the facilities it offers...
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The sheer diversity of Dorset attractions means there is always plenty to keep everyone entertained.
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Stretching for 95 miles from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, this unique natural wonder provides us with a snapshot of almost 200 million years of the Earth's history
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Some things you might not know about Dorset
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Bournemouth sprang into existence from almost nothing to create the archetypal British seaside resort. In less than fifty years a small hamlet with a population of 695 ...
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Weymouth sits in a wide bay which affords it protection from the sea on three sides. It benefits from a beautiful shallow, sandy beach, behind which the esplanade runs for almost the entire length of the town.
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We aim to provide a useful guide to upcoming events in Dorset. If you would like to have your event publicised here, please drop us a line
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Special Offers

Throughout November, January and February come and tuck in to our Winter Warmers! 2 courses for £14.95, 3 courses for £19.95. Available Tue to Fri lunch and Sunday to Friday evenings.
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A seasonal set menu is available at lunchtime Tuesday-Friday. Monthly themed cooking demonstrations by Mark Hix will take place at the restaurant. Places are limited to eight people. Available to book online.
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Short breaks available throughout the autumn, winter and spring period
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