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Dorset

Breaks to Dorset offer family days out amid a scenic and ancient countryside. Few places in England can claim such ancient sights as the famous Jurassic Coast, where chalk cliffs regularly reveal dinosaur fossils, while nearby you can swim at world famous Durdle Door and beautiful Lulworth Cove. Inland follow gently rolling hills from ruined castles, past Bronze Age burial mounds and across the open vales and heaths that inspired the novels of Thomas Hardy. Breaks to Dorset also provide plenty of fun on the water with 7 miles of sandy beach at Bournemouth and a windsurfer’s paradise in Pool Harbour where you can also take a ferry to see rare red squirrels on Brownsea Island.

  • Kayaking in Lulworth Cove, Dorset - Visit Britain/Ben Selway

  • Man O War Cove, Dorset

  • Horse riding in Blandford Forum in Dorset - Visit Britain

  • Portland Bill Lighthouse, Dorset - Visit Britain/Rod Edwards

  • Mist over Pilsdon Pen in Dorset - Visit Britain/Stephen Spraggon

  • Sunset over Durdle Door in Dorset - Visit Britain/Rag n' Drone Man

  • Golden Cap shoreline, Dorset - Visit Britain/Jason Hawkes

  • Sunrise over Corfe Castle, Dorset

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 8℃
  • 7℃
  • 9℃
  • 11℃
  • 14℃
  • 16℃
  • 18℃
  • 19℃
  • 17℃
  • 14℃
  • 11℃
  • 9℃
  • 12
  • 9
  • 10
  • 8
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 8
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

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When to Visit

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