One look at the National Trust map of Dorset shows that it is peppered with NT destinations. From the stunning sandy beaches of Studlands to the Venetian splendour of Kingston Lacey, there is such a richness in this part of the country to explore all through the year. When the winter months appear like they will never end, embrace the great outdoors, and discover all Purbeck and beyond has to offer. Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty tesselate across Dorset with hidden aesthetic and historical treasures. It’s not just the Jurassic Coast in all its glory, there are also the landmarks of the writer Thomas Hardy to visit. A place of inspiration and contemplation, Dorset has excellent gardens to visit too, as well as chocolate box cottage charm.