DORSET to Do

THERE IS PLENTY TO SEE AND DO IN DORSET WITH LOTS GOING ON WHATEVER TIME OF THE YEAR YOU VISIT. HERE ARE SOME USEFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES FOR IDEAS IN BRIDPORT AND THE SURROUNDING AREA.

Julia Bradbury ITV Best Walks With A View – The Dorset The Golden Cap WalkON OUR DOORSTEP, out of the cottage door and walk!  Dorset: Episode 3.

Countryside and sea

Tourist Information

Bridport Town and West Bay Guide

West Dorset Tourism Information What’s On Guide and office in Bridport & Lyme Regis.

Weather for Bridport and Lyme Regis

Activities

Amhurst Lodge, Uplyme
Learn to fly fish and for all your fishing needs.

Badger Watching
Local , newly built viewing hide tucked into the Beaminster hillside offers a wonderful chance to see Badgers in their natural environment.

Brewery Tours at Palmers
Brewery tours Mon- Friday, and wine shop.

Clay Pigeon Shooting, Nr. Dorchester
The largest shooting ground in the country.

Flying Frenzy Paragliding School, West Bexington
Flying Frenzy offers the perfect learning environment; fun and relaxed but with instructors who inspire confidence.

Hardy Country
Discover Thomas Hardy’s Dorset.

Harry May Deep Sea & Mackerel Fishing Trips, Lyme Regis
Harry promises a safe journey, hours of fun and the excitement of the catch.

Literary Lyme Walking Tours, Lyme Regis
Here at Literary Lyme we are passionate about our tours, we have a variety of tours available, which we can tailor to your specific requirements.

Lyme Bay Rib Charter, West Bay
Based in West Bay, in the centre of Lyme Bay, Dorset, a stunning way to view the beautiful Jurassic Coast.

Electric Bike Tours
Guided bike tours, rentals and tasters in West Dorset.

Portland Bird Observatory & Field Centre
We cater not just for birders, but for naturalists of all persuasions,come and enjoy the natural environment of Isle of Portland.

The Tackle Box, Lyme Regis
For all your fishing requirements

The Tunnel – Target Sports Centre, Charmouth
We aim to provide an all round understanding to both Air, Small bore and Full bore shooting.

UK Llamas, Beaminster
Discover rural Dorset in the company of our lovely Llamas with personalised guided Trekking, Rambling and Walking Tours designed to suit your individual requirements and pace.

Wine Tours at Furleigh Estate
A prize winning vineyard, tours and open days and tastings.

Xtreme Falconry, nr Bridport  Falconry experiences range from a one hour owl experience to a five day falconry course.You need to book early.

Museums, Arts & Exhibitions

Bridport Arts Centre
Bridport Arts Centre hosts a wide variety of productions in theatre, music, comedy, dance and film alongside an exciting programme of exhibitions.

Bridport Museum
The story of the town’s history from its origins to the present day, artefacts from a nearby Roman hill-fort and the world famous rope and net making industries.

Eype Church for the Arts
Beautifully restored church for art exhibitions and musical performances.

Lyme Regis Cinema
Cinemas like they used to be!

Lyme Regis Marine Theatre
The little theatre by the sea.

Spirited Image – Photography by Barbara Simons
Browse my galleries to view some of my favourite images, captured with my trusty Canon camera.

The Electric Palace, Bridport
A year-round programme of live events covering music, comedy and screenings.

Lyme Regis Museum
Discover Lyme’s history, its geology, its fossils, its artists and writers.

Food, Pubs and Restaurants

Downhouse Farm, Higher Eype Bridport
Garden Cafe..why not venture out along the coastal path for a walk and come and see us for a bowl of home made soup and a cream tea?

Ilchester Arms, Symondsbury
Tucked beneath the local landmark, Colmers Hill, The Ilchester Arms is a 15th century village inn with oak beams and a huge open fireplace in the bar area.

The George Inn, Chideock
After running several successful pubs for many years in Surrey, Steve and Emma worked at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage for five years and now combine these experiences to offer what they believe to be a unique Dorset pub experience.

The Anchor Inn, Burton Bradstock
If you love seafood, you’ll love the Anchor. Great steaks too! Lovely ambiance created by owners Tracey and Paul in a lovely nearby village.

The Anchor Inn, Seatown
Another Anchor Inn nearby. Lovely location…right on the sea, great for sundowners! Newly refurbished, lots of outside seating and stunning views.

Station Kitchen at West Bay  on the old West Bay Station platform, come aboard and join us at the Station Kitchen restaurant for a delicious journey into the world of culinary delights. Need to book at weekends

Symondsbury Kitchen & Symondsbury Store
Lovely food at local newly converted Manor Yard, shops and workshops. Nice walk around the pretty village of Symondsbury. Walk to top of Colmers Hill.  Plus a Bike Skills course. Kitchen open daily 10-4pm and Friday & Saturday evening in the season, please check.

The West Bay Hotel, Nr Bridport
A traditional Dorset Inn set in the picturesque fishing harbour of West Bay. With a reputation for excellent cuisine, they have a tempting menu of both fresh fish and meat dishes specialising in locally caught seafood, served in a relaxed and comfortable.

Hix Oyster & Fish House, Lyme Regis   The most stunning panoramic views across the Jurassic coast – this is easily one of the most picturesque spots to enjoy fresh British fish seafood.

The River Cottage, Axminster
River Cottage HQ, found on the Devon and Dorset border, is home to everything we do and is the base for our Cookery and Chefs’ School, unique dining experiences and memorable events.

Tourist Information & Jurassic Coast events

BBC Weather for Bridport
Today and up to five days ahead forecast.

Bridport Radio
Your Online Guide to Bridport & West Dorset.

Fossil hunting and walking on The Jurassic Coast
Info and Guided fossil walks in Charmouth and Lyme Regis, and the South West Coastal Footpath.

The National Trust, South West
Memories are made here in the South West: classic coastline, tropical gardens, iconic monuments and the great outdoors.

The Village of Eype, Nr Bridport
Eype consists of both Higher Eype and Lower Eype. Lower Eype has access to the beach for fishing, swimming (with care) and fossil hunting.

West Dorset Tourist Information
What’s On guide. Offices in Bridport & Lyme Regis

West Bay, Nr. Bridport
The Golden Gateway to the Jurassic Coast. Bridport’s harbour and ITV’s famed Broadchurch.