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Dorset, UK - Holiday Property Rentals

Aug 25, 2008
The county of Dorset in south west England is an ideal destination for great family holiday in the UK.

It boasts a beautiful coastline, some lovely countryside and a wealth of picturesque villages, as well as numerous tourist attractions to suit all ages and tastes. It's perfect for a relaxing short break or a two-week holiday.

Dorset borders four other counties, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Devon and Somerset, and is easily accessible from many other areas of the UK, as well as many UK airports and ports.

It's a perfect location for a self-catering holiday, as there are many properties available to rent for the duration of your vacation. There is a variety of cottages, apartments and chalets throughout the county available to suit all tastes.

Dorchester is the county town of Dorset and is a good place to start your holiday in Dorset. It's also a good base from which to tour the county. It is rich in history and offers plenty to see and do. Among the visitor attractions in Dorchester are the Dorset County Museum, Keep Military Museum, Roman Town House, Tutankhamun Museum, Dinosaur Museum, Teddy Bear Museum and Maumbury Rings.

If you have an interest in the literary world, then you will probably already know that novelist and poet Thomas Hardy was born near Dorchester, in the village of Higher Bockhampton. Hardy's Cottage is worth a visit, and you can also see his last home Max Gate, which Hardy designed.

After you've discovered Dorchester, you will no doubt want to tour some other areas of Dorset. You can head to the coast and check out the holiday resorts on offer in the county, such as Weymouth, Bournemouth, Lyme Regis, Poole and Swanage.

Weymouth is a great family holiday destination. A big attraction is its lovely sandy beach! And if it's raining, there are plenty of indoor activities to keep all the family amused.

While you're in Dorset, you should try to make a trip to Bournemouth, which boasts seven miles of beautiful sandy beaches and a lot more besides! There's something for everyone in Bournemouth - whether you want culture and art (go to Russell-Coates Art Gallery & Museum), family attractions (check out the amazing marine life in the Oceanarium), shops (you really will be able to shop until you drop here!), sports facilities, nightlife or simply some delicious food and drink.

Further along the coast is Poole, which has a Quay, a fantastic natural harbour and some stunning beaches. While you are in the area, be sure to visit Sandbanks Beach. It's an ideal family beach.

The lovely town of Christchurch is also a great place to spend a day (or more!) of your holiday in Dorset. It is rich in history and has a beautiful 11th century Priory Church, which is well worth a visit.

Away from the Dorset coast you will find a great deal of places to visit, such as Wimborne Minster, Blandford Forum, Sherborne, Ferndown, Bridport, Shaftesbury, among others. All have a wide range of attractions and activities for tourists.

So if you're looking for a destination to take the family for a fun-filled holiday, check out Dorset and all it has to offer.
About the Author
Karen Waller is a destination rep for Self Property Rental, offering a wide selection of holiday rentals Dorset, UK!
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