This tour will take you through beautiful English countryside. We’ll explore fascinating towns, historic houses, traditional seaside resorts, and stroll along miles and miles of golden sand. Plus you can go hunting for bones on the famous Jurassic coast, where many dinosaur relics have been found…
Originally a haven for smugglers, this is now a thriving seaside resort with manicured gardens, fashionable boutiques and one of the best beaches in England. You might want to visit the Oceanarium, the Church where Frankenstein author Mary Shelley lies in rest, and the traditional pier with a theatre perched at the end. Nearby Boscombe is a surfer’s paradise.
This beautiful town dates from the Saxon times. There are fascinating museums (including the Museum of Electricity) or you could relax and watch the boats go by, before having lunch at one of the traditional pubs that serve real ale, the way it should be served (lukewarm!)…
This spit of land is the playground of the rich and famous – and one of the most expensive places in the country to buy a house. The sand’s golden, the cafes are amazing – and it’s a short hop to Compton Acres, one of the most celebrated gardens in Europe. It doesn’t take long by ferry to reach the 500 acre nature reserve at Brownsea Island where you can watch the red squirrels play.
One highly recommended excursion is a trip to the 15th century manor house, Athelhampton House, which is said to be haunted by the ghost of an ape. There’s also Lulworth Castle and the fascinating rock formations at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. We also recommend the historic town of Sherborne, with its ancient abbey and wonderful castle and also Poole Harbour.