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The New Inn
The New Inn

14 Long Street, Dorchester DT2 7JF

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Situated in Dorchester, this luxury inn is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Cerne Abbas Giant and within 9 mi (15 km) of Badger Watch …

£80
Royal Yeoman B&B
Royal Yeoman B&B

9 Dorchester Road, Dorchester DT2 9NA

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Situated in Dorchester, this bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of The Keep Military Museum, Tutankhamun: The Exhibition, …

£67
Westwood Guest House
Westwood Guest House

29 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UP

4.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (86 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Tutankhamun: The Exhibition, Dorset Count …

£84
Munden House
Munden House

Mundens Lane, Sherborne DT9 5HU

5.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Situated in Alweston, this luxury guesthouse is within 6 mi (10 km) of Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne Museum, and South West …

£90
Bakehouse B&B
Bakehouse B&B

1 Acreman Street, Sherborne DT9 3NU

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (67 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this bed & breakfast is steps from Sherborne Abbey and Sherborne Museum. Global Images …

£74
Hill Farm B&B
Hill Farm B&B

West Dorset, Beaminster DT8 3SQ

2.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (7 reviews)

Situated in Beaminster, this bed & breakfast is within 9 mi (15 km) of Mapperton Gardens, Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centr …

£90
Kings Arms Weymouth
Kings Arms Weymouth

2 Front Street, Weymouth DT3 4ET

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (35 reviews)

Located in Portesham, this inn is within 3 mi (5 km) of Hardy Monument, Abbotsbury Children's Farm, and St. Catherine's Chape …

£110
Quicksilver Mail
Quicksilver Mail

168 Hendford Hill, Yeovil

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Situated in Yeovil, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Montacute House, St John's Almshouses, and Sherborne Abbey. Global …

£55
At Your Service B&B
At Your Service B&B

102 West Coker Road, Yeovil BA20 2JG

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (50 reviews)

Situated in Brympton, this bed & breakfast is within 9 mi (15 km) of Montacute House, St John's Almshouses, and Tintinhull …

£55
The Old Mill Bere Regis
The Old Mill Bere Regis

The Old Mill, West Street, Wareham BH20 7HS

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Located in Bere Regis, this bed & breakfast is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Skirmish Dorset and within 6 mi (10 km) of Monkey World Ape …

£80
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Pocket Guide: Dorchester Cerne Abbas Giant Hotels

Dorset is a county threaded with myth and legend. Perhaps its most famous figure is the Cerne Abbas Giant - a 180ft tall man carved into the chalk hill that overlooks the village. How and why he got there remain unanswered, although theories abound, from the sublime to the ridiculous! The Giant was thought at one time to be used in ancient fertility rites. Today, despite being protected by the National Trust, he continues to attract thousands of visitors. Although he is easily identified as a male, the Cerne Abbas Giant is something of a family attraction and there's a good range of accommodation nearby, from characterful B&Bs and olde-worlde inns, to sleek, chic hotels.

A Man of Mystery: Hotels near the Cerne Abbas Giant

The Cerne Abbas Giant was first recorded in 1694, but carbon-dating suggests that he is over 1500 years old and is thought to be a Pagan symbol of fertility. When you see him, it becomes obvious why that assumption is the one generally believed! The one thing that can be taken as read is that there is some excellent accommodation just a stone's throw away, such as the George Albert Hotel and the Hunters Moon Inn.

Dining in Cerne Abbas

With Cerne Abbas being a small village, you might be forgiven for thinking that there wouldn't be any places to eat in the shadow of the Giant. Fortunately, many Cerne Abbas hotels boast their own restaurants. The Brace of Pheasants Inn is well-known locally for its excellent cuisine, serving seasonal and heart fare throughout the year. The Greyhound Inn, too, is well respected for its delicious dishes.

Luxury Hotels in the Area

While Cerne Abbas is a rustic village, if the idea of timbered beams and crackling fires isn't quite what you're after, there are luxury hotels in the area. The Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa is as good as it gets, offering elegant, refined rooms in a Georgian house. Rather than crusty rolls and game pies, you'll find the restaurant here serves exquisite dishes created from locally sourced ingredients and produce. In addition, the indulgent spa puts the icing on the cake; ideal after a hard-day's sight-seeing.

The Cerne Abbas Giant is just one of many landmarks that adds to Dorset's mystery and magic. With excellent accommodation close to most attractions, you can explore the region at your leisure.

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