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Captains Club Hotel

Captains Club Hotel

Wick Lane, Christchurch BH23 1HU

4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (5 reviews)

Situated in Christchurch, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Red House Museum and Gardens, Christchurch …

$156
The Bridge House Hotel

The Bridge House Hotel

2 Ringwood Road, Ferndown BH22 9AN

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (158 reviews)

Situated on the riverwalk, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Knoll Gardens and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Bournemouth University. …

$73
Grosvenor Lodge Guest House

Grosvenor Lodge Guest House

53 Stour Road, Christchurch BH23 1LN

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (128 reviews)

Situated in Christchurch, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Regent Centre, Red House Museum and Gardens, and …

$90
The Manor

The Manor

17 Salisbury Road, Christchurch BH23 7JG

3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (5 reviews)

Situated in Christchurch, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Christchurch Castle, Regent Centre, and Red House Museum and …

$101
Clare House

Clare House

1 Park Road, Swanage BH19 2AA

5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (50 reviews)

Situated in Swanage, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre and Swanage Beach. …

$91
Gretenham B&B

Gretenham B&B

8 Stafford Road, Swanage BH19 2BQ

2.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Swanage, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre and Swanage Beach. …

$118
King's Head Hotel

King's Head Hotel

The Square, Wimborne BH21 1GA

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (133 reviews)

Situated in Wimborne, this hotel is steps from Priest's House Museum and Garden, Tivoli Theatre, and Wimborne Minster. …

$72
A Great Escape Guest House

A Great Escape Guest House

6 Argyle Road, Swanage BH19 1HZ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (68 reviews)

Situated in Swanage, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre, Swanage Beach, an …

$95
The Minster Arms

The Minster Arms

23 West Street, Wimborne BH21 1JS

3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Situated in Wimborne, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of Wimborne Model Town, Priest's House Museum and Garden, and …

$71
Robertsbrook Guest House

Robertsbrook Guest House

35 Kings Road West, Swanage BH19 1HF

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (115 reviews)

Situated in Swanage, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre and Swanage Beach. …

$69

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The lovely county of Thomas Hardy is sometimes overlooked in favor of its higher profile neighbors, but opting for hotels in Dorset when you plan your next break could be a smart decision. So, before you dash off to Cornwall or make a beeline for Sussex, check out some Dorset hotels and indulge yourself in the luxury of 4-star hotels in a destination that’s truly 5-star.

First stop has to be beautiful Bournemouth, which grew to prominence with the popularity of sea bathing in the Edwardian era, bringing visitors from far and wide to take the waters and breathe the pungent air of the pine trees that line Bournemouth beach. Some of the charm of that era can still be recaptured in buildings such as the Winter Gardens, the art deco theatres and cinemas and the impressive spa hotels that sprang up to service the growing stream of rich and famous visitors.

Bournemouth has never been content to rest on its historic laurels however, and today it’s a vibrant and modern town with plenty to keep culture vultures more than happy. Bournemouth International Centre is one of the major venues on the south coast, hosting performances by international stars as well as influential political conferences and trade exhibitions. This has encouraged a number of well-known chains of business hotels to locate in the town, helping to swell visitor numbers at the budget end of the scale.

Nature-lovers won’t be able to resist a trip to Brownsea Island, the largest of eight islands in Poole Harbor and owned by the National Trust. Thanks to its isolation from the mainland it is one of the few remaining places in England where indigenous red squirrels can still be found, while the lagoon is a popular feeding ground for wading birds such as terns and avocets.

To the west of the county lies Lyme Regis, known as the "Pearl of Dorset" and favorite holiday haunt of J. R. R. Tolkien. Check into one of the romantic hotels in the pretty town centre before following in the footsteps of John Fowles’ enigmatic French Lieutenant’s Woman with a bracing walk along the Cobb. Then visit the museum built on the site of the family shop of famous paleontologist Mary Anning to learn more about the fascinating fossils found on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site..

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