Historic Hotels in Dorset

Dorset has been a popular holiday destination for centuries. Blessed by rolling hills, a stunning coastline (most of which is part of the Jurassic Coast), and yet still within easy reach of London, this county also boasts some of the finest historic hotels in the land.

Take the Royal Chase in Shaftesbury for example. This building was once a monastery, but has since been tastefully converted into an exquisite hotel with an indoor pool and steam room. A little more modest perhaps, the Ollerod is a 700-year-old former priest house that is set in the heart of historic Beaminster. If the Royal Chase and Ollerod are not quite for you, there are plenty of other country houses to choose from; simply browse our list below!