Where to stay around Dorset, GB?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,151 vacation rentals near Dorset. From 551 Cottages to 229 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dorset for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Dorset?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dorset. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Gold Hill Museum: 436 vacation rentals
  • Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club: 900 vacation rentals
  • North Dorset District: 981 vacation rentals
  • Swanage: 747 vacation rentals
  • Loders: 371 vacation rentals

And VRBO offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Dorset! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Dorset?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dorset:

  • Swanage: 747 rentals
  • Loders: 371 rentals
  • Wimborne: 757 rentals
  • Winterborne Stickland: 114 rentals
  • Weymouth: 457 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Dorset?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Dorset are:

  • Poole (POQ-Poole Bus Station): 1,116 vacation rentals
  • Bournemouth Airport (BOH): 1,215 vacation rentals
  • Taunton (TTY-Taunton Bus Station): 728 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Dorset?

VRBO offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Dorset. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Gold Hill Museum: 436 rentals
  • Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club: 900 rentals
  • Portland Harbour: 500 rentals
  • Brownsea Island: 1,082 rentals
  • Mangerton Mill: 929 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dorset listed on VRBO where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Why people love visiting historic Dorset

The area's history and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Dorset. This city's beaches, shopping and restaurants attract many visitors, and its welcoming and romantic location add to the charm. Take in top local attractions like Monkey World Ape Rescue Center and Corfe Castle. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Sightseeing in and around Dorset

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Dorset a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monkey World Ape Rescue Center (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Ashley Wood Golf Club (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Fantasy Island Fun Park (12.3 mi / 19.9 km)
  • Pirate Adventure Mini Golf (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Sea Life Park (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Sandworld (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Dorset

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 70°F.

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Dorset

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Dorset is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Brownsea Island (17.1 mi / 27.6 km)
  • Bournemouth Beach (20.6 mi / 33.1 km)
  • Sculpture by the Lakes (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Borough Gardens (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Durdle Door (12.8 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Lulworth Cove Beach (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)