A fine selection of holiday cottages, hotels, B&Bs, Inns, Lodges, Travelodges, Premier Inns etc across Dorset. Pictured is West Bay.
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Top 10 Recommended Villages in Dorset


Cerne Abbas, Dorset

Pretty Dorset village within the shadow of the famous Cerne Giant. The village is known for its pubs so it's an ideal area for a pub walk.

Abbotsbury, Dorset

Extremely popular village set within Dorset AONB downland. Loads to do including the Swannery and St Catherine's Chapel. Superb views from the latter down to Chesil Beach.

Seatown, Dorset

Coastal hamlet beneath Golden Cap. Walk the South West Coast Path or laze on the beach before eating/drinking at the pub which looks out across the sea.

West Lulworth, Dorset

Very busy, very beautiful village by Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. The coastal walking around here is simply amazing. Walk the Purbeck Hills, too.

Corfe Castle, Dorset

Dominated by its romantic castle ruin, the village is located in a dip in the Purbeck Hills so it's good walking country. Plenty to do in the village which is, unsurprisingly, geared to tourism.

Charmouth, Dorset

Large village to the east of Lyme Regis. Prime fossil hunting territory on the Jurassic Coast. South West Coast Path here is great.

Burton Bradstock, Dorset

Burton Bradstock and West Bay are known for their high orange cliffs and shingle beaches. Great spot for a holiday or weekend break.

West Bay, Dorset

Bustling harbour running into Bridport town to the north. Plenty of pubs and places to eat. The cliffs are wonderful, especially at sunset.

Kimmeridge, Dorset

Heading east towards the end (or start) of the Jurassic Coast. Arguably the finest walking on the Dorset stretch of the South West Coast Path.

Studland, Dorset

Village on the fringe of a popular bay. A number of high quality beaches with views across to the Isle of Wight. The end (or start) of the Jurassic Coast.