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The Cobb, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Historic Hotels in Dorset

Heritage Rated Hotels and other Historic accommodation

There is so much variety in Dorset that it is difficult to know quite where to start! Children will love digging for fossils along the Jurassic Coast near Charmouth. Walking along the cliffs courtesy of the South West Coast National Trail is simply superb. In the East, Lulworth Cove is very popular, as are the striking remains of Corfe Castle. Visit Maiden Castle, near Dorchester, the largest Iron Age hill fort in the UK, or visit the cottage where Thomas Hardy lived. For more on what to see and do, see our Dorset Travel Guide.

Please select your desired location from the map or the menu below, or use the search form to the right. You may also wish to consult the listings for nearby historic hotels in Devon which borders on Dorset to the west, or Hampshire, to the east. For alternative accommodation, see our Dorset self catering guide.

Alternative accommodation: Bed and Breakfasts - Self Catering Cottages

Top Rated Historic Hotels in Dorset

Hand-rated for historic interest
Name Location Star Rating Stay From (£) Heritage Rating
Yellowham Farmhouse Dorchester 4 star rating 57.00 3 Heritage Rating
Hotel Grosvenor Shaftesbury 4 star rating 125.00 3 Heritage Rating
Avonmouth Hotel & Restaurant Christchurch 3 star rating 85.00 3 Heritage Rating
Seaborough Manor Farmhouse Seaborough unrated 30.00 3 Heritage Rating
Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa Evershot 4 star rating 215.30 3 Heritage Rating
Tudor Grange Hotel Bournemouth 3 star rating 35.00 3 Heritage Rating
Chewton Glen Relais & Chateaux Highcliffe 5 star rating 199.00 3 Heritage Rating
Best Western The Royal Chase Hotel Shaftesbury 3 star rating 54.00 3 Heritage Rating
Little Court Dorchester 5 star rating 69.00 3 Heritage Rating
Bridge House Beaminster 3 star rating 126.00 3 Heritage Rating
King's Head Hotel Wimborne Minster 2 star rating 50.00 3 Heritage Rating
Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester 3 star rating 39.00 3 Heritage Rating
The Grange at Oborne Oborne 3 star rating 90.00 3 Heritage Rating
Name Location Star Rating Stay From Heritage Rating

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Featured historic attraction

Sturminster Newton - Sturminster Newton, Dorset, England
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Top Historic attractions in Dorset

Maiden Castle (Prehistoric)
Cerne Abbas Giant (Prehistoric)
Corfe Castle (Castle)
Athelhampton House (Historic House)
Kingston Lacy (Historic House)