Keith & Jane welcome you to Swallows Rest.
Visit Swallows Rest and discover Dorset, England’s World Heritage Site known as the Jurassic Coast, a county of outstanding natural beauty which boasts rolling hills, breath taking countryside, beautiful villages, sandy and award winning beaches and spectacular coastline.
Weymouth & Portland
The dramatic coastline of the “Isle” of Portland is home to some spectacular and unique wildlife, flora and fauna whilst the Georgian seaside resort of Weymouth offers a bustling town and harbour. Weymouth & Portland are not only at the heart of the World Heritage Coast but also the venues for the sailing events of the 2012 Olympics. Whether you are looking for a stroll on the promenade, long sandy beaches, an historic harbour side, some top attractions, great entertainment and panoramic seascapes and landscapes, this is the area to visit.
Dorset has a rich and ancient history, from the cobbled Gold Hill and Abbey ruins in Shaftesbury to the Iron Age hill fort of Maiden Castle in Dorchester or the amphitheatre at Maumbury Rings. There are also many famous attractions such as the Weymouth Sealife and Marine Sanctuary, Swanage Steam Railway, the fun-packed Adventure Wonderland Park at Christchurch, the world famous Abbotsbury Swannery, or simply admire one of the most evocative ruined castles in England at Corfe Castle.
Dorset also offers magnificent gardens and historic houses, stately homes, a wide range of events ranging from family fun and entertainment for all ages, interesting craft and antique fairs, village fetes, open air concerts and theatres or more adventurous pastimes; from a guided walk along the coastal paths or through ancient woodlands, to the delight of fireworks, treasure trails, beach games and water sports.
Dorset’s 88 miles of coastline stretches from Christchurch in the East, famous for its medieval Priory, to Lyme Regis in the West, well renowned for fossil hunting and the dramatic harbour and Cobb, setting for the filming of the ‘French Lieutenant’s Woman’. With safe sandy beaches, rugged cliff tops and tiny coves, Dorset will reward you with stunning views across outstanding countryside and sea.