Dorset (county)

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    Jaw-dropping Dorset sprawls across southern England’s Jurassic Coast, an endless stretch of secluded bays and dramatic limestone cliffs, where mesmerizing dinosaur fossils have been discovered in abundance. There’s a stretch of coast to suit every kind of holidaymaker, from bustling Bournemouth with its lively seafront to the scuba diving haven of Chesil Cove. 

    The county is dotted with cosy traditional pubs, where you can sip full-bodied local ales alongside friendly regulars. No Dorset trip is complete without a traditional afternoon tea – help yourself to freshly-baked scones smothered with thick clotted cream and enter a state of self-indulgent bliss.

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