Hotels in Dorset

      Dorset Details

      Dorset is a county in southwestern England, located on the coast of the English Channel. The capital of the county is the town of Dorchester; since this is a market town, you can get some Dorset shopping done here. Dorset culture and Dorset geography are essentially what have contributed to Dorset tourism. There are a number of beach locations in the county, including Lulworth Cove, the Isle of Portland and Chesil Beach. The beach resort towns of the coast are other Dorset sights that tourists enjoy; there is Bournemouth, Weymouth and Lyme Regis. Water sports such as windsurfing and scuba diving are practiced at most of these places. Things to do in Dorset beach towns dont only include fun in the sun, though. While youre in Bournemouth, check out the Richmond Hill Church. While youre in Weymouth, admire the ruins of the Sandsfoot Castle, dating to the 16th century. Finally, in Lyme Regis, there is the 14th century watermill and St. Michaels Church. The antiquity of the county also provides a number of archaeological remains to admire; indeed, while visiting Dorset, you should check out Maiden Castle, a hill fort dating to around 400 BC, as well as Hod Hill, a large hill fort dating to 500 BC.