Dorset Cottage Holidays Why Dorset? Dorset holidays are filled with rolling countryside, miles of dramatic coastline, and iconic natural wonders to admire. You'll be spoilt for choice when booking a Dorset holiday cottage. What are the best Dorset attractions? Lulworth Castle and Park is a historic country house located in East Lulworth and is a must-visit for anyone interested in the history and culture of Dorset. Here, you can explore the castle's extensive grounds, which include formal gardens, woodlands, and a lake. Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre is a must when staying at a Dorset holiday cottage. The centre in Charmouth is dedicated to the preservation of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that stretches for 95 miles. Here, you will find a range of educational exhibits and interactive displays that explore geology, ecology, and history. Durdle Door, one of the most photographed landmarks on the south coast of England. The natural limestone arch is steeped in history and the beach below is a popular destination for swimming and sunbathing. Swanage Railway is a heritage railway in Dorset, offering its guests the opportunity to experience steam train travel whilst admiring the stunning scenery of the Dorset countryside. Brownsea Island is a beautiful nature reserve located in Poole Harbour, Dorset. Walking on the island is a unique experience, with a variety of habitats to explore, from heathland to woodland. Visitors can also spot rare wildlife, such as red squirrels and peacocks. Discover more attractions in Dorset. What are the best Dorset activities? Fossil hunting is perhaps the most popular activity in Dorset, particularly along the Jurassic Coast, which is known for its rich fossil beds and geological formations dating back millions of years. Lyme Regis is one of many designated fossil-hunting beaches and has yielded a range of fossils including dinosaur remains! The 95-mile stretch of the Jurassic coastline also provides the best backdrop for kayaking, with rocks and fossils waiting to be uncovered, revealing 185 million years of history! Poole Harbour is one of the most popular spots for kayaking, where you must navigate islands, channels, and creeks. Dorset Water Park is another popular activity in Dorset, this fully lifeguarded obstacle course is perfect for any weather! Here, you can test your balance and speed, while sliding along two lakes of inflatable fun, ideal for children and adults! Find more things to do during your Dorset holiday cottage with our Dorset travel guide. Popular Dorset Holidays Among this collection of Dorset holiday cottages, you will find a variety of accommodation types, with something to suit all groups. Bring friends and family together at a large holiday cottage or a pet-friendly cottage, while short breaks in Dorset are perfect for a weekend away with a loved one! Why not make your Dorset cottage break extra special by booking a luxury cottage, a cottage with a pool, a hot tub cottage or even a farm cottage? Alternatively, experience the beautiful countryside up close by staying in a log cabin or giving these holiday parks in the South East or a glamping experience a go!