Delightful Dorset has a few tricks up its sleeve and that’s why it should be on everyone’s to do list.
48 hour guide to Dorset
1. It’s a beauty.
2. It has beaches that could make the Caribbean jealous.
3. It has famous residents.
Sandbanks in Dorset is described as the 4th most expensive place to live in the world, so it’s no surprise that Former Football Manager Harry Redknapp owns a home there. Batman himself, Christian Bale attended Bournemouth school.
4. It’s quite a celeb itself!
Dorset was all over the headlines when ITV’s Broadchurch aired, in particular West Bay. Brad Pitt also paid a visit to Lulworth Cove in World War Z and Abbotsbury Swannery was used as location for Harry Potter filming.
5. Its produced some award-winning literature
6. It has it’s very own Safari.
Get off the beaten track and see Dorset from a different side. Join Jurassic Safari and get up close and personal with the wildlife of Dorset.
7. Largest natural Harbour in Britain
Approximately 36 square kilometres big, Poole Harbour was formed naturally at the end of the last ice age.
8. Its has its own micro climate.
Abbotsbury SubTropical Gardens is a 30 acre garden filled with rare and exotic plants which can only grow because of the micro climate. Alan Titchmarsh has said about the gardens, “one of the finest gardens I have ever visited.” If it’s good enough for Alan…
9. Its home to the worlds largest door
Near Lulworth in Dorset you can find Durdle Door, as well as some beautiful beaches.
10. Brownsea Island is a safe haven for red squirrels.
Red squirrels are almost extinct in Southern England but they can live happily on Brownsea Island as there are no grey squirrels causing them bother.
11. You can find (one of) the hottest chilli peppers in the world.
The Dorset Naga was named the hottest chilli in the world in 2006 and although it’s been knocked off the top spot The Dorset Naga is still a hot contender.