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Dorset is one of England's most beautiful counties. Rolling with green hills and ancient woodlands and sporting a rugged, prehistoric coastline, it has served as inspiration to countless artists and novelists such as Thomas Hardy, who have endeavoured to capture its essence in prose, poetry and paint. If you're looking to spend some quality downtime with your spouse or partner, there's no better county to visit and there are plenty of romantic hotels, designed to elevate your time together into something special. From characterful inns and guesthouses, to sublime and sophisticated manors and lodges, there's something to suit every occasion and every budget.
Romance is a broad spectrum and there is accommodation to suit all tastes. The Brace of Pheasants Inn, in the aptly-named village of Plush, is a wonderful mix of timbered beams and modern, interior design, while Weymouth's Wilton Guest House offers comfortable, country-cottage-style lodgings with an excellent breakfast to set you up for the day. Guest houses and inns are ideal for couples who want to soak up Dorset's atmosphere during the day and retire to sumptuous surroundings by night.
However, if you want premium quality luxury then there are plenty of romantic hotels in Dorset that offer the full bells and whistles experience. The Bournemouth Highcliff Marriot Hotel offers 4-star elegance combined with superb beach views, private gardens and a stunning restaurant. Dining is an integral part of any romantic trip away and many of Dorset's romantic hotels boast their own restaurants, with standards and dishes to rival even the best establishments in the county. The Best Western The Grange At Oborne offers romance in spades, serving exquisite dishes in a candlelit restaurant overlooking a floodlit garden.
The most romantic occasion you can visit Dorset for is to tie the knot. There is a wide selection of romantic hotels in Dorset that also double as enviable wedding venues. If you're considering getting married in the county, be sure to investigate romantic hotels such as The Green House, the award-winning Langtry Manor Hotel and the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth West Cliff.
Your romantic time in Dorset should be time to remember. Booking a romantic hotel in Dorset can help to ensure the memory is a wonderful one.