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West Dorset

With some of the best beaches in the country, West Dorset has traditional seaside holiday resorts, a dramatic coastline – great for walking, lively fishing towns, and no end of pretty thatched villages, along with large swathes of bucolic, rolling countryside, little changed from Thomas Hardy’s time. Stretching from the sandy expanses of Weymouth in the east to cliff-backed Lyme Regis in the west, the varied coastline forms part of the Jurassic Coast: packed with fossils, its geology is so unique that it has UNESCO World Heritage status. Home to the original River Cottage, West Dorset is also at the forefront of the local, seasonal food movement, with restaurants and cafés serving up homegrown and foraged produce and fish caught fresh in the sea that morning. Add numerous village pubs with roaring fires and pretty beer gardens, selling locally brewed real ales, and West Dorset is rural Britain at its best.

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West Dorset

Some of the best beaches in the country and swathes of bucolic, rolling countryside.
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