I think we’re all in agreement over how pretty Dorset is and it is hard to pick our favourite spots, but we thought we’d put together a few suggestions of the prettiest places in Dorset for you to visit.

Golden Cap
As it’s the highest point on Britain’s south coast, it’s no wonder that the views from the top of Golden Cap are impressive. This hill and cliff can be found between Bridport and Charmouth and stands at 191 metres high!


Corfe Castle
The castle, which is owned by the National Trust, overlooks the village of Corfe which has many of the original thatched cottages for you to look at on your way to the castle site. The castle itself is a great place to spend a few hours with the family.

corfe castle, dorset's prettiest places
Corfe Castle

Brownsea Island
This nature reserve off Poole Harbour is full of beautiful wildlife, including a population of red squirrels, birds and deer. It’s a really gorgeous place to have a picnic or to get back to nature.


Yes, the one from the bread advert. The steep, cobbled Gold Hill is well known after featuring in a television advert and has since become one of the most photographed streets in Britain! Take a visit to the Gold Hill Museum to find out more about the town and Dorset as a whole, there is even a mummified cat there to ogle at.

Shaftsbury, gold hill Dorset's prettiest places
Gold Hill, Shaftsbury

Known as being the coastal base of the rich and famous, Sandbanks can be found between Bournemouth and Poole and has amazing views across the bays and coast of South England. You’ll also find plenty of interesting things to look at including Old Harry Rocks.


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