Over the Border...
Dorset Camper may be committed to the best that Dorset has to offer, but we recognise that there are some attractions outside the County boundary that you might appreciate either as a day trip or as a stop-off on your way to or from a base camp in Dorset.
We’re confident that Dorset has more than enough to keep you entertained and enthralled, but just in case it doesn’t you’ll find a small selection of exceptional places to visit in neighbouring counties here.
It may also be that some of the attractions complement activities or interests you’ve already explored in Dorset. Those with an interest in military history, for example, could combine a visit to the world class Tank Museum at Bovington in Dorset with a visit to the Fleet Air Arm Museum of naval aviation at Yeovilton in Somerset.
Those with an interest in railways and the age of steam could combine a visit to the real thing at Swanage Steam Railway with a visit to the models of Pecorama or the Seaton Tramway.
After all, it's not the fault of the attractions that they aren’t in Dorset! If they were, they’d probably be even better, the air would be sweeter, the sunshine better polished and the people more Dorsety...
Anyway, that’s what you’ll find here, places that are worth visiting from Dorset, rather than places worth visiting in Dorset. But make sure you hurry back, our research shows that whilst the benefits of a Dorset holiday can have a long-lasting effect, the best results are obtained by a cumulative and long exposure to all things Dorset. Our scrupulous analysis suggests that spending no more than one day in every seven beyond the boundaries of Dorset during a holiday does not diminish the benefits obtained by those in need of the therapy that only Dorset can provide!
Dorset has more than enough to keep you entertained and enthralled, but just in case it doesn’t you’ll find a small selection of exceptional places to visit in neighbouring counties here."