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Although just a short stroll from the centre of Bournemouth and its famous beach, at The Norfolk we are also an ideal base to explore the Jurassic Coast England’s first natural World Heritage Site, stunning Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, historic Stonehenge, The Isle of Purbeck and the New Forest to

You can either explore yourself, or we can arrange for you to be collected at the hotel and join full day or half day trips.

Jurassic Coast This unique stretch of coastline sits amongst the ranks of the Great Barrier Reef and The Grand Canyon as one of the wonders of the natural world

Lulworth Cove and Heritage Centre A natural horse-shoe shaped harbour created 10,000 years ago. The fascinating Heritage Centre is dominated by the stone main feature leading you through millions of years of the earth’s history.

Marwell Zoo Bird and seal watching.

Brownsea Island Owned by the National Trust and open to the public, features areas of woodland and heath, a variety of wildlife together with cliff top views across to Poole Harbour and the Isle of Purbeck. Access by public ferry or private boat.

Studland Beach Nature Reserve The peninsula is a haven for creatures where land and water meet to create a rich eco system of natural colonisation. The sea shore, salt water mudflats and freshwater ‘Little Sea’ encourage colourful and diverse bird life. National Trust Property.

Hengistbury Head Scenic headland, nature reserve and tourist attraction — the area is acclaimed for its diversity of wildlife and geology and is protected as a sight of special scientific interest.

Durlston Country Park National nature reserve and castle. A 200 acre countryside paradise consisting of sea cliffs, coastal limestone downland, stunning views, walking trails, fascinating wildlife and newly renovated Durlston Castle, gateway to the world heritage site. Holder of The Green Flag Award.

RSPB Nature Reserve Includes Weymouth and Arne which is celebrated for low land heath land — rare in Europe.

For more ideas visit the Leisure section of our website.

Let us know what you would like to do and we will help you plan your holiday. Call our Reception Team on +44 (0) 1202 551521.

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