What does a perfect weekend look like for you?
Adventure? Luxury? Charm? Something close to home?
You can have all of the above with a getaway in Dorset.
Here’s a quick overview of our time away…
Where we Stayed
We were hosted for the weekend at The Priory Hotel in Wareham, and what a delightful stay it was! This luxurious country house hotel is full of charm and history – it was the perfect base for exploring Dorset.
It also didn’t hurt that our afternoon tea here and breakfast the following morning were absolutely delicious!
The peculiar thing about Dorset is that it feels entirely British and entirely foreign at the same time. Whilst fish and chip shops and quaint pubs can be found in every village, Dorset also provides some out-of-this-world scenery for all who visit the Jurassic Coast.
We were only here for the weekend, but here’s some highlights of our exploration.
1. Village Wandering
Thatched roofs, rolling hills and greenery for days… Dorset would be a notable weekend getaway even without the Jurassic Coast. It was impossible not to stop and get out of the car to take photos of all the loveliness, so why fight it!?
2. Old Harry Rocks
I know if you Google “Weekend Getaway in Dorset” literally every blog will tell you to go and visit Old Harry Rocks… because you should!
What we couldn’t believe was how it felt to be here. Just you, the horizon, and a vertical drop of 80 – 100 metres and absolutely no fences to make sure you don’t fall. It was awe-inducing and unnerving at the same time, and I would say is a must-visit for anybody visiting the UK, not just Dorset!
3. Durdle Door
Again, there are no surprises here. A weekend getaway in Dorset wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Durdle Door, and it certainly lived up to the hype!
What was stunning about this place wasn’t just the door, but the context of the location itself. The Jurassic Coast is truly stunning – with vertical white cliffs descending down into wild waters. The weather whilst we were here was temperamental at best, with moments of sunshine sometimes providing some relief from the wind and rain.
So, that’s it! Dorset was one of the best trips we’ve done in the UK, and we would absolutely recommend it for anybody looking for something completely different!
C + P.