Now lying a couple of miles inland, the attractive town of Bridport used to be an important port before its two rivers silted up. Today, it’s a lively market town with an alternative vibe, and a good selection of cafés, restaurants and quirky gift shops. Centred on a crossroads where North, South, East and West streets meet, its fine brick buildings and unusually wide streets date from its days as a rope-making centre, when the cords that made up the ropes were stretched between the houses to be twisted and dyed. With its beach a couple of miles south at West Bay, it’s also a good base for exploring the dramatic coastline nearby, plus the more bucolic charms of rural inland Dorset.

Best Places to stay near Bridport

What Customers say about Cool Places

Everything I needed for a stay

I'm already looking forward to going again and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the area. It definitely deserves a five star rating!

Nathan, Verified Customer

6 out of 5!!!!

This place was amazing… I could not recommend this place enough, I’ll be singing their praise for many years to come and we are going to book again soon.

Barbara, Verified Customer

Easy to navigate

Great site that offers a really broad range of places to stay across the UK. Easy to navigate and book holidays.

Patrick, Verified Customer

Such a great variety of properties

Found this website when looking to book a staycation for later in the year. Such a great variety of properties and the website is really easy to use. Already shared with my family and friends.

CT, Verified Customer

Great, simple, straightforward

Great, simple and straightforward. I will definitely be using Cool Places again.

SM, Verified Customer