With its rolling dales, protected heathlands and dramatic Jurassic coastline, it’s no wonder filmmakers, poets and authors have long been drawn to beautiful Dorset. Silverlake sits amidst unspoilt plains within easy reach of the county’s most alluring attractions including sweeping golden beaches, grand historic houses, cobblestone market towns and cosy country pubs just waiting to welcome you in. Here at Silverlake, we love:
Lulworth Cove/Durdle Door
The Tank Museum
POOLE: Just 30 minutes east of Silverlake lies one of Dorset’s best-loved towns. Famously picturesque, the breezy coastal town of Poole is the epitome of harbourside chic.
DORCHESTER: Dorset’s picturesque county town of Dorchester is steeped in rich history but has recently found itself thrust into the 21st Century. The thriving town centre has been rejuvenated with the opening of the Brewery Square, brimming over with trendy new shops, eateries and watering holes.
WEYMOUTH: Weymouth is situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey, a short drive south of Silverlake. Attracting day-trippers with its grand Georgian seafront and long sandy beach.
BRIDPORT: A lively market town that was once a hub for the rope making industry. Today, this is still in evidence with specialist rope and fishing shops lining the streets, as well as a number of historical buildings dating back to the 18th century.
LYME REGIS: Slightly further West of Bridport (one hour by car from Silverlake), you’ll find another, smaller coastal town. Nicknamed the ‘pearl of Dorset’, Lyme Regis boasts iconic features set against a backdrop of cliffs – and plenty of top-notch restaurants and cafés.
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