Winter can be a pretty miserable time when you’re trying to manoeuvre through your everyday life.

The daily grind feels that much more punishing when the sun’s setting as you finish work for the day and with only weekends to enjoy Britain’s glorious winter presentation, it simply doesn’t seem right to head into work.

It’s why so many of us choose to take a winter holiday within the UK. It’s the ideal destination for families, with the kids and dog just a few hours’ drive away from a world of fun, excitement and gorgeous scenery.

At Lyme Bay Holidays, our family cottages provide all the home comforts and self-catering freedom that you demand from a holiday cottage, but why should you join us in Dorset this winter? Here are five huge reasons:

 

Dorset Looks Wonderful in Winter

Call us biased but to our eyes there are few places in the country as beautiful as Dorset is. In spring it explodes with new life, summer brings glorious heat and autumn transforms our historic county with golden tones.

It’s winter, however, that reveals a new dimension to Dorset’s splendour, with a kind of frozen beauty descending over the rich and varied terrain of the county. Hedgerows glisten with dewy cobwebs, rolling hills shine with frost and the coastline pulsates with huge waves.

It’s a joy to explore at any time, but winter is especially wonderful, with thousands of miles of walks open to the public for you to explore at your own leisure.

 

You’ll Beat the Rush

Dorset has returned to its former status as one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations, and as such, it sees plenty of footfall throughout the year.

It’s during winter though that you’ll find that you’ve got space to truly explore the region at your own pace. Tourism drops off a little during the winter months, so expect shorter queues for attractions, easier bookings at top restaurants and total freedom to enjoy your holiday as you see fit.

 

You Can Experience Dorset’s Christmas Celebrations

The magic of the Christmas and New Year period is something which warms the heart of the entire country, but here in Dorset, we go the extra mile.

When the decorations go up, Dorset transforms into a festive wonderland with dozens of Christmas markets on throughout the county, Christmas pantomimes appear in local theatres, craft and gift fairs appear and much, much more.

Hop on the Swanage Steam Railway and meet Santa or simply join the carollers around the tree in Lyme Regis for some old-fashioned, Christmas cheer.

 

There’s So Much to See and Do

Although Dorset’s countryside is a huge reason why so many people flock to the county each year, it’s not the only reason, because there’s a huge number of attractions open both indoor and outside.

In Lyme Regis alone there’s the likes of Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium, the Dinosaurland Fossil Museum and Lyme Regis Philpot Museum. But that’s not all, because the likes of The Tank Museum, Sherborne Abbey and dozens of world-class beaches are a short drive away.

So, whatever the weather, you’ll find something amazing to do in Dorset.