Where to stay in Dorset?
If you want great views and cosy rooms when staying in Dorset, the foliage-covered pub The Scott Arms is the budget-friendly choice from our Instagram influencer Joanna Dunford(@joanna). Sitting on top of a long and winding hill, The Scott Arms is a quaint pub and B&B overlooking the famous Corfe Castle, just a 10 minute drive from both Studland and Swanage.
With the combination of being a well-renowned pub and having accommodation that boasts the option of bed and breakfast or a new self-contained apartment, this is an ideal and affordable place to stay in Dorset.
One thing not to miss
If you are visiting Dorset, be sure to plan a visit to the world renowned Durdle Door. Even though Joanna lives nearby, she said of the sight: “Each visit just reminds me of how special it is to see and experience.”
“The view of the famous arch and pretty cove is to be cherished, and it’s a free visit as well as a treat not to miss.”
Free thing to do
Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site is the iconic rock formation known as Old Harry Rocks. It is another eye-catching example of the iconic Jurassic coast’s beauty, and these chalk formations on the most easterly edge are a photographer’s dream.
If you are visiting Dorset on a budget and looking for free things to do, Joanna says Old Harry Rocks is the place to go. Take in the wonder of this coastal treasure and get snapping with your camera!
Where's good to eat?
Joanna chose this pub, steeped in history and rich in character, for her reasonably priced food recommendation.
Joanna says “sitting on the edge of the Jurassic Coast, The Bankes Arms in Studland is in a handy location right at the end of the long walk back from the stunning Old Harry Rocks. It is an idyllic (not to mention award-winning) lunch stop during a coastal walk.”
“With great views, a sizeable beer garden and its own brewery onsite, this is a must for real ale fans. And if you are taking your dog with you on your treks, you’ll be please to know the pub is canine friendly too!”