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Destination guide

Travel to friendly Dorset

Enjoy the theatre scene and other features of Dorset. Travellers appreciate the parks in this welcoming city. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Dorset

Do you want to discover things to do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Dorset has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Orvis Fly Fishing (6.4 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Bromley Mountain Ski Resort (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Stratton Mountain Golf Course (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Stratton Mountain Summit Gondola (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • Stratton Mountain Resort (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • Viking Nordic Center (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Dorset

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Dorset is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Emerald Lake State Park (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Merck Forest Farmland Center (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Equinox Preservation Trust (6.9 mi / 11 km)
  • Lye Brook Falls (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Mount Equinox (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Dorset

The nearest airport is in Rutland, VT (RUT-Rutland Southern Vermont Regional), located 19.4 mi (31.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Glens Falls, NY (GFL-Floyd Bennett Memorial), which is 27.4 mi (44.1 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Dorset?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 294 holiday lettings around Dorset. From 180 houses to 38 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Dorset?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Dorset. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Dorset Playhouse: 582 holiday lettings
  • Emerald Lake State Park: 657 holiday lettings
  • Merck Forest Farmland Center: 508 holiday lettings
  • Equinox Preservation Trust: 766 holiday lettings
  • Jackson Gore Ski Resort at Okemo: 699 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Dorset listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Dorset?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 180 Houses in Dorset. Our other popular types of Dorset holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 38 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 27 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 27 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Barns and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Dorset?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 59 holiday homes with pool available in Dorset. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.