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.
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.