Dorset is located along the southern coast of England and faces the English Channel. Dorchester is the county town of Dorset. 70% of the Dorset coastline forms the Jurassic Coast. The Jurassic Coast is a largely undeveloped area and where a series of fossil that date back to the Mesozoic era have been found. The Mesozoic Era began about 250 million years ago and are divided into three time spans; The Triassic, The Jurassic and the Cretaceous. Hence the origin of the name of the Jurassic Coast. Through the center of the Dorset region are the Dorset Downs which is a chalk downs area which is mainly agricultural with farms, dairy cattle and a hunting preserve mixed with the remaining forest of the area. The coastal areas of Weymouth, Swanage, Poole and Bournemouth are popular tourist destinations.

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The Victorian Barn & Dairy House Farm
Cottage Sleeps 8
Rates 50 - 120 GBP
Brooklands Hotel
B&B Sleeps 38
Rates 30 - 45 GBP

Dorset Vacations: Things to see while on vacation in England

Enjoy visiting Poole Harbour - the largest harbour in Europe.

Indulge in some local beer by visiting Hall & Woodhouse of Blandford who brews the Badger Best Bitter.