1 Osborne House

Wander around the stunning gardens and get an insight into royal family life at Queen Victoria’s former seaside home.

2 The New Forest

William the Conqueror’s old hunting ground, home to wild ponies and deer, is ideal for walking, biking and riding.

3 Sea kayaking in Studland

View the rugged Old Harry Rocks up close on a guided kayak tour through sea arches and below towering chalk cliffs.

4 Durdle Door

Iconic natural arch at the end of a splendid beach, accessed by a steep cliff path – a great place for walkers and swimmers alike.

5 Hive Beach Café, Burton Bradstock

Sit right on the beach and sample some of Dorset’s freshest local seafood, washed down with an ice-cold glass of wine.

6 Avebury

This crude stone circle has a more powerful appeal than nearby Stonehenge, not least for its great size and easy accessibility, in a peaceful village setting.

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