An inspiring, intriguing county that attracts over four million visitors from the UK and overseas every year, Dorset holds a special place in the hearts of many, including some of the nation’s most beloved authors.
Dorset boasts a literary history which cannot be bested. Many of Enid Blyton’s books took place along the Dorset coast, while ‘Hardy Country’ is a name bestowed upon the region thanks to Thomas Hardy’s fictional Wessex, which was heavily based upon Dorset. Even today, Dorset inspires - the popular TV series Broadchurch used the Harbour Cliffs Beach, West Bay and Jurassic Pier during its filming.
While here, you’ll stay at the Savoy Hotel, a cliff-top retreat that overlooks South Beach and offers a picture postcard setting in one of England’s most cherished locations. Panoramic views of unspoilt beauty are yours to behold from your room or the hotel’s sizeable outdoor area. And if the weather is being particularly kind, the hotel’s swimming pool is the ideal place for a refreshing dip.
Whether you’re relaxing or exploring, Dorset’s warming summer days are brimming with things to do. For the get-up-and-go crowd, Poole Harbour offers windsurfing, kayaking and sailing, whilst Old Harry Rocks offer some of the best cliff-walking experiences the UK has to offer.
On the more relaxed side of things, put your feet up at the Blue Pool, tranquil tearooms surrounded by 25 acres of heath, woodland and sandy paths, as well as a serene pool where taking it easy is very much the order of the day. A beguiling blend of natural beauty and popular attractions, Dorset has plenty for little ones too, including the Dinosaur Museum and Adventure Wonderland theme park – both under an hour’s drive from the Savoy Hotel.
Like the sound of exploring Dorset further? Head over to The Savoy Hotel page, here, for more information on available rooms and offers to make your getaway that little bit sweeter.
Visit Country Living Hotels