As Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, we thought we’d put together a few of our favourite romantic places to spend the day while in Dorset. Naturally, these places all have fabulous places to stop for a picnic which you can create from the region’s delis and Farm Shops. Or of course, it’s a great excuse to visit one of the many hotels and restaurants in the area.
Look out over Durdle Door
Durdle Door is one of Dorset’s most recognisable landmarks and has provided the backdrop for many an engagement shoot or wedding photo, so naturally, it had to top our list of romantic places to visit while in Dorset. You can find this natural phenomenon in the Lulworth Cove area which is also worth a visit if you like picturesque sights. You’ll find plenty of lovely cafes and eateries around the area or just find a spot on the beach and have a picnic.
Explore the ruins at Corfe Castle
This castle ruin is managed by the National Trust and there are plenty of idyllic walks around the remains of the site. If you’re dating a history buff, this has to be up there with romantic places to visit. Plus, there is something very atmospheric about visiting a castle, even if it isn’t completely intact any more.
Stroll along Swanage Pier
For the beach lovers, Dorset is a great choice of destination. Not only is there the drama of the Jurassic Coast, but there is also the beauty of the seascape. One lovely place with a romantic, nostalgic atmosphere is Swanage where you can wander along the pier, grab some fish and chips and just enjoy soaking up the sea air. You can, of course, find plenty of lovely places to stop and eat in Swanage if you’re not into grabbing chips. Click here for some inspiration!
Go on a boat ride
If you want to try your hand at being captain and first mate for the day while on your romantic trip to Dorset, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to do just that!
Climb Golden Cap
Golden Cap is the highest point along the south coast, so by spending a few hours climbing to the top, you can be rewarded with some incredible views. It’s the perfect spot for a proposal if you’re so inclined and there are loads of points along the walk that are ideal for having a picnic!