Dolphins River Caravan Park - Charmouth Dorset
on the Jurassic Coast
 

The West Country

The West Country is a loosely defined area of south-western England. The term usually encompasses the historic counties of (from west to east) Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, and Somerset, and is often extended to include Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, in the South West region. Some definitions also include Herefordshire. The West Country is host to distinctive regional English dialects and accents as well as to the Cornish language

        The West Country is bounded by the English Channel in the south and the Bristol Channel, Severn Estuary, or Herefordshire in the north. The eastern limit is less clearly defined. Some definitions match that of the official South West England region. Others refer to three counties, Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, while some take in Herefordshire (officially part of the West Midlands region).

six of the prettiest places in Dorset always worth a visit:

Abbotsbury Hill

Durdle Door

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury

Studland Bay, near Swanage

Corfe Castle

Lyme Regis