The district of East Dorset is part of the larger county of Dorset and includes small settlements such as St Ives. A East Dorset holiday is guaranteed to leave you feeling re-energized and ready to face the world again, as the area has so much for visitors to see and do. A East Dorset holiday rental house provides all of the comforts of home as well as some stunning sea and countryside views to help you unwind.
An East Dorset holiday can be as active or as laid-back as you want it to be. You can simply choose to relax in your fabulous St Ives & East Dorset holiday rental house, watching the stunning scenery and the locals go about their business. For this reason, many keen photographers and painters thoroughly enjoy an East Dorset holiday. If you are feeling a bit more energetic then you can enjoy various activities including swimming, cycling, walking, fishing, water skiing tennis, golf and horse riding.
No East Dorset holiday would be complete without a visit to the wonderful town of Wimborne. The market town is full of attractions, in particular Wimborne Minster which was built during the Saxon period. The minster also has architecture from the Gothic and Norman periods. Wimborne Minster contains the tombs of King Ethelred and the First Duke of Somerset, John Beaufort. The minster is most noted for its chained library which dates back to the 17th century. If you have children in the group, a visit to the Wimborne Model Town Exhibition is always highly recommended.
If you are now considering booking a fantastic St Ives & East Dorset holiday rental house you will be privy to some fantastic weather. The warmest months of the year to have a St Ives & East Dorset holiday tend to be July and August when the daytime temperature reaches an average of 20°C. The winter months of December and January see the daytime temperature drop to around 9°C. The annual rainfall amount for the area is 26 inches.
Travel to East Dorset, England Travellers on a East Dorset holiday can land at Bournemouth International Airport (BOH) which is approximately 12 miles away from the district. Airlines that offer regular, affordable flights to the area include Flybe and BMI. Passengers can depart from several UK airports such as Manchester (MAN), Aberdeen (ABZ) and Edinburgh (EDI).