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South Dorset

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

If you’re looking for a staycation with gorgeous landscapes, incredible seafood, and loads of outdoor adventures, you should definitely down to south Dorset.A cute little seaside town with loads of vintage charm and you can genuinely think this is one of the most beautiful parts of the UK!

One of the highlights is the famous Jurassic Coast, which starts down in East Devon and runs as far as the stunning Old Harry Rocks near Swanage in Dorset. The cliffs here were formed between 252 and 201 million years ago, during the Triassic Period, but as well as fossils and geology there are some really pretty landscapes and great cliff walks. Don’t miss Durdle Door, a stone archway over the sea at one of Dorset’s most beautiful beaches. A kayaking tour is a great way to see it!

Corfe Castle, a ruined castle at the top of a hill, which was the inspiration for Enid Blyton’s Kirrin Castle. For something a little different you have the village of Tyneham. It’s one of my favourite places in the county and not a lot of people even know it’s there – a ghost village abandoned during WWII where you can explore the ruined houses and the beautifully restored 1940’s schoolroom. Dorset can be reached by a quick 40 minute drive from Bournemouth.

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