Touring holidays in Dorset & The New Forest

Dorset and its coast offer unbelievable beauty, much of which remains unspoilt and very rural with fine beaches and the dramatic Jurassic coast. Rolling farmland shelters ancient rural villages beloved by authors as varied as Enid Blyton and Thomas Hardy.

Close by is the New Forest National Park where animals may freely graze on the lowland heaths, forests and open pastureland. Our touring itineraries here offer holidays to suit all tastes with a penchant for locally sourced foods. There has been a crop of new boutique hotels in addition to the historic inns and old manor house hotels.

Travels here will lead you to coastal areas where there are many interesting maritime connections and to the Isle of Wight which is easily reached by ferry. Historic small towns pepper the area whilst Salisbury and Stonehenge are not far away. These two utterly fascinating places can be reached by the attractive Avon valley and the less visited but equally delightful northern area of the National Park.


Our Dorset & The New Forest highlights

Bolderwood Drive

A spectacular stretch of road lined with mature oak and beech trees - one is said to be 400 years old!

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Hardy's Cottage

Visit the cottage where Thomas Hardy grew up. It was built of cob and thatch in 1840 and has been little altered since.

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Studland Bay

Studland Bay contains a 4 mile stretch of unspoilt golden sandy beach and was the inspiration for Toytown in Enid Blyton’s Noddy. Owned by The National Trust

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Moreton Tea Rooms

Award-winning café with a lovely garden. Great flapjacks!

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Isle of Wight

Easily reached by ferry from Lymington, step back in time and visit the island on a fun day trip, walking coast to coast and spotting The Needles.

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Corfe Castle

Ruined Corfe Castle’s dramatic setting often inspired Enid Blyton’s adventures. Located in a pretty village which can be reached by steam train.

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