Your stay at Downalong will place you close to the heart of the Isle of Purbeck - one of the most beautiful and historic parts of Dorset. Here are a few landmarks and attractions close by:
Lulworth Cove - part of the Jurassic Coast and natural haven carved by the sea.
Durdle Door - another example of the sea's powers, adjacent to Man o'War Bay.
Castles - East Lulworth Castle. Also Corfe Castle, towering over the quaint village.
Monkey World - the chimpanzee rescue centre (as seen on 'Animal Planet').
Tank Museum - worlds largest collection of tanks and armoured fighting vehicles.
Abbotsbury Swannery - Sanctuary for swans and wildlife, next to Chessil Beach.
Dorchester - County town and 'Casterbridge' in Thomas Hardy's novels.
Poole Harbour - largest natural harbour in the World, including Brownsea Island.
Sandy Beaches - Studland and Swanage to the East, Weymouth to the West.
Historical Cottages - Lawrence of Arabia at Bovington. Thomas Hardy at Bockhampton.
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