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A view of a beach on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset


A perfect base for rural and coastal Dorset.

Lyons Gate Country Park is the perfect base for exploring rural and coastal Dorset. Whether you want to visit the famous Cerne Abbas Giant, or grab the bucket and spade and head to the stunning sandy beaches from Bournemouth to Weymouth, there’s lots to do and see in the area. Only 20 minutes away you will find the local towns of Dorchester, Yeovil and Weymouth.

We are surrounded by many ancient villages and small towns, many with lovely country pubs and restaurants so you can sample the local cuisine or simply pop by for a chilled glass of wine or beer.

The area is also famous for being the home of Thomas Hardy, the author and poet and there is an excellent tour of Hardy's Dorset. Visit Yeovil to find all the shops and amenities associated with a large town.