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Jurassic Coast ~ Dorset and East Devon Coast

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Address: England
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Activities: Hiking, Dining, Walking
Description: The Jurassic Coast is England's first natural World Heritage site and...
The Jurassic Coast is England's first natural World Heritage site and covers 95 miles from Orcombe point in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks in Dorset. It displays 185 million years of the Earth's history. Visitor centres and museums along the coast provide you with the opportunity to go on fossil hunting walks, get up close with fossilied dinosaurs skeletons and learn about the creation of the rocks on this unique stretch of stunning coastline. More information can be found on our website.
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Stunning! But next time we'll get the bus.

I searched online for the Jurassic Coastal World Heritage drive route, which I had heard from a colleague is spectacular. They weren't wrong! It is breathtaking from the high road... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I searched online for the Jurassic Coastal World Heritage drive route, which I had heard from a colleague is spectacular. They weren't wrong! It is breathtaking from the high road which gives excellent vantage points of this beautiful & fascinating coastline. There are a reasonable number of viewing points & of course plenty of places to stop along the way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

The Jurassic Coast is a world heritage site and for good reason. This stretch of coastline is brimming with fossils from the ever popular ammonites to pterosaurs, ichthyosaurs and tiny insects. I explored from west of Lyme Regis to just east of Charmouth and found plenty of little souvenirs to take away with me. You can keep anything you find... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I have wanted to go for a while and we booked Ladram bay holiday park as a last minute thing. I cant find ladram bay on trip advisor but I would very highly recommend it was AMAZING. The staff where great and the site was lovely so clean. There was plenty of things for the kids they even took them... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Tour and driver were excellent. From Bournemouth to Old Harry's Rocks, to Corfe Castle, to Durdle Door, to Lulworth Cove, the entire day tour was excellent. Good driver. Great sights. Well worth the time....But you have to enjoy a few steep hills to get the full effect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

To begin with driver/tour guide came to pick us upon door step with good maner not only us but also the same treat to other once we all got into bus gone us a brif introduction about the places where we going to visit given us enough time on each places before we get down given us deep knowledge about... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

What a beautiful part of Britain which I have not visited since my childhood.lLots of beautiful beaches and fossil hunting is a must in this part of Britain.The South West coastal path starts at Poole and goes round and ends up in Porlock in Somerset.A great place to holiday with children.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is an inexpensive treat for locals & visitors to the area . The boat travels though the harbour & past Old Harry Rocks with a commentary .It stops at Swanage,where you can disembark & explore this pretty town,even time to eat! If you chose to stay onboard the boat continues to Dancing Ledge ,Tilly Whim caves & St Aldhems... More 

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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place was great, Kimmeridge Bay just south west of a Corfe Castle. £5 per car to use the toll road and car park but well worth it. Just a gentle stroll down to the Jurassic cliffs where you will find hundreds of fossils just laying around after being brought down after each high tide. No need to hack the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great views, fresh air and stimulation for the heart and lungs with the walking up and down the hills

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Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

There are no words to explain how beautiful is this place! If you have the opportunity to go, GO! It was a really pleasure to visit such a wonderful place!

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