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Dorset Hotels 

Dorset may be attracting a new wave of visitors on the back of the series Broadchurch, but it's a county that's been drawing filmmakers for years. It's home to rolling countryside and a coastline that includes picturesque Lulworth Cove, elegant Lyme Regis and Chesil Beach

 It also has historic homes like Sherborne Castle, Athelhampton House and Kingston Lacy. Explore Dorchester, or head for coastal destinations such as Weymouth and Bournemouth. Have a pint at a traditional country pub, lace up your boots, or get on your bike, and get out in the great outdoors.

Arts and culture

Dorset County Museum has a range of collections that include archaeology, fine art, photography, geology and social history. Delve into one of the few surviving residences of a Victorian private collector at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum housed in the unique and eccentric East Cliff Hall in Bournemouth. It includes work by Landseer, early Italian altarpieces and Dutch masters.

Take in a film, play, concert, dance, comedy or family show at the Lighthouse, Poole's centre for the arts. Alternatively, enjoy a classical music concert or recital at Bournemouth Pavilion.