Things to do in Dorset

The George Albert Hotel is the perfect place to unwind in a beautiful location and explore some of the best things to do in Dorset. Located in an AONB, there's an abundance of local walks nearby that showcase the best of Dorset's wildlife and natural surroundings. For days that excite, there are plenty of attractions within a short drive, including Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens and a variety of museums. 


With Dorchester, Portland, Sherborne, Shaftesbury, Weymouth, Salisbury and Poole all an easy drive away, a stay at The George Albert allows you to explore the best things to do in Dorset by day and fully relax and recharge at night. 

Dorset beach

What are the best Dorset beaches?

When it comes to UK holidays, one of the most-asked questions is: what are the best Dorset beaches? Luckily there’s a wealth of wonderful answers. From beautiful coves and family-friendly crescents of sand, to fossil-packed bays and uncrowded shores. Dorset has them all.

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The Benefits of Sourcing Local Produce

Most of us know that choosing local during a holiday is better than chain or mass production. Yet, travellers like you can have trouble finding local businesses and accessing local produce. And while we understand the ease of eating your next meal with a franchise, there’s no denying that beautiful regions like West Dorset are best experienced through their local businesses.

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Why Dorset Is the Best Place for Cycling Holidays

Cycling holidays. You can't beat them.

Whizzing around Girona on a warm day? Wonderful. Exploring the slopes and coasts of the Algarve? Bliss. A whistle-stop tour of Tuscany? Yes, yes please and yes again.

These cycling hotspots, however, come with a hefty drawback. For UK cyclists, doing Girona or tackling Tuscany means international travel. And international travel means faff – especially when you've got two wheels in tow.

Of course, it would all be different if the UK had a world-class cycling destination to call its own. We could travel light, leave our passports at home and avoid the absurd hassle that comes with flying avec vélo.

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Local Walks

The South West is known for its stunning scenery and AONBs, and Dorset boasts a whole range of walks to showcase the best of the county.

From stretches along the famous Jurassic Coast to woodland walks with carpets of Bluebells, if you enjoy getting into the great outdoors, bring your walking boots and flask and come for a stay at the George Albert Hotel. 

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Local Attractions

Whether your whole stay is about exploring things to do in Dorset or you fancy an adventure amidst relaxing, there are plenty of attractions nearby for all ages to enjoy.

From beautiful gardens and wildlife hubs to a range of museums and rainy-day sanctuaries , should you wish to break from relaxing in our comfy hotel, you won't struggle to fill your days with fun. 

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