The City

Jurassic Coast

Sprawling 95 miles from East Devon to Dorset, The Jurassic Coast is a magical part of the English coast that is quite literally, a journey through time. An incredible site to discover fossils and evidence of the history of our planet, the coast offers breathtaking views of dramatic landscapes – a national gem of natural beauty. Whether it’s a relaxing weekend, or an adventure break that you are after, you will be welcomed with a country charm equivalent to a big warm hug.

Sleeping

The Pig, Studland

A mellow country house situated along Studland Bay, The Pig is a true English oasis. Stunning backdrops including one of the south coast's most iconic land sites, Old Harry Rocks, sit perfectly in eyesight from your very own private dovecote. Enjoy dinner and breakfast in an intimate setting as Andy, the Head Chef explains how the seasonal menu changes depending on what the forager finds or what the kitchen gardener deems to be in perfect condition.

Eating

HIX Oyster & Fish House

Jump on board the Amaretto IV with local fisherman Steve Sweet and Mark Hix for a day of sea fishing off the South West coast. Mark himself will prepare a HIX hamper to take on board with seasonal snacks, lunch and drinks to keep you going through the day. After a day of fishing, head back to the HIX Oyster and Fish House where their head chef will prepare a feast of the day’s catch with local ingredients and foraged sea vegetables, complete with wine. Perched on the hillside offering panoramic views of the Jurassic Coast, the restaurant offers a spectacular setting to enjoy your catch of the day.

Seeing

Kimmeridge Bay & Clavell Tower

A place that exudes romance, this site is known for being the setting of Thomas Hardy’s real-life love story with the local harbour master’s daughter. Standing high on the cliff overlooking one of the most striking bays on the Dorset coast, the impressive Clavell Tower inspired many of the author’s novels and has captivated other writers such as PD James. To get to the tower, take a walk along Kimmeridge Bay where you will stumble across hundreds of fossils that can be found in the flat clay beds.