Hotels in Dorset (county), United Kingdom

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Dorset (county) overview

Visitors to Dorset (county) speak favorably about this welcoming city's beaches, historical sites, and gardens. There's a nice selection of bars to enjoy during your stay. You can learn about the local heritage of Dorset (county) at top landmarks like Corfe Castle. Monkey World Ape Rescue Center and Brownsea Island are other popular sights to visit.

Where to stay in Dorset (county)

Whether traveling for business or leisure, Dorset (county) can accommodate all visitors. There are 222 hotels in Dorset (county) and you can shop as many as 180 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 40%. Our room prices start at 16 USD per night and here's a breakdown of hotels by star rating in Dorset (county) as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 12 5-star hotels from 89 USD per night
  • • 198 4-star hotels from 55 USD per night
  • • 233 3-star hotels from 39 USD per night
  • • 17 2-star hotels from 27 USD per night

How to get to Dorset (county)

Fly into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), 21.5 mi (34.6 km) from central Dorset (county).

Train stations include:
  • • Dorchester Moreton Station (7.2 mi/11.6 km from the city center)
  • • Dorchester South Station (8.3 mi/13.3 km from the city center)
  • • Wareham Wool Station (9.6 mi/15.5 km from the city center)

What to see around Dorset (county)

Here are some local attractions:
  • • Monkey World Ape Rescue Center
  • • Fantasy Island Fun Park
  • • Sea Life Park
  • • Sandworld
  • • Wimborne Model Town
Distinguished landmarks to visit include:
  • • Corfe Castle
  • • Hardy's Cottage
  • • Cerne Abbas Giant
  • • Clouds Hill
  • • Max Gate
Nature lovers will appreciate these places:
  • • Brownsea Island
  • • Sculpture by the Lakes
  • • Borough Gardens
  • • Lulworth Cove Beach
  • • Radipole Lake Nature Reserve
Highlights of the area include:
  • • Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum
  • • Dorset Teddy Bear Museum
  • • Terracotta Warriors Museum
  • • Dinosaur Museum
  • • Roman Town House

When to visit Dorset (county)

Do you want to know the ideal time of year to visit? Here's a list of the seasonal weather norms to help with trip planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 53°F day, 35°F night
  • • April-June: 70°F day, 38°F night
  • • July-September: 72°F day, 47°F night
  • • October-December: 62°F day, 38°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 0.31 inches
  • • April-June: 0.16 inches
  • • July-September: 0.20 inches
  • • October-December: 0.35 inches