Dorset is the perfect romantic destination for romantic breaks in the UK. The rural Dorset countryside really is beautiful and is a great place for enjoying long romantic walks whilst you admire the picturesque rolling hills. Large areas of Dorset are designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, such as Blackmore Vale in north Dorset and the Dorset Downs in central Dorset. The Dorset coast is also a very romantic place for couples holidays and short breaks for two, with over fifty beautiful beaches, great romantic restaurants and lots to see and do.
There are lots of historic towns in Dorset, which are prefect places to visit for day trips during your romantic break. Lyme Regis is a charming historic town set on cliffs overlooking a spectacular bay and a 13th century harbour. On a visit to Lyme Regis, Jane Austen was inspired to make it the setting for her book ‘Persuasion’. Sherborne in the north of Dorset is another romantic town, with its medieval high street, lovely 15th century Abbey and two castles. Poole is also a very romantic town to visit, especially the Old Quarter by the Quayside, which has lots of historic buildings.
If you are booking a romantic holiday, historic hotels offer perfect holiday accommodation for romantic breaks in Dorset. Historic hotel accommodation includes country house hotels, stately homes and hotels listed as Grade 1 and Grade 2 listed buildings. Vintage hotels often have great architecture, whether you choose to stay in Medieval hotels, Victorian hotels or Georgian hotels in Dorset. However, it’s not just the sexy architecture that attracts couples to stay in historic hotels in Dorset, it’s also the period features such as open fireplaces, exposed beams and traditional decor that give vintage hotels that extra touch of class.
Dorset holiday cottages, particularly luxury cottages, historic cottages and thatched cottages for two, provide perfect self catering holiday accommodation for romantic breaks in Dorset. You can find cottages all over Dorset, including isolated cosy cottages in rural Dorset holiday destinations such as Blackmore Vale and the Dorset Downs, as well as coastal cottages with sea views along the Dorset coast in busy resorts such as Bournemouth and quiet secluded coastal locations along the Jurassic Coast.
Many of the romantic cottages in Dorset are traditional cottages with thatched roofs and charming period features such as exposed beams, stone floors and open log fires. There is such a wide choice of self catering holiday cottages in Dorset, so it is easy to find romantic cottages with 4 poster beds, cottages with Jacuzzis and cottages with private pools for that extra special romantic break.