Dorset, UK is located in South West England along the English Channel. Dorset is a county covering just over 1,000 sq. miles. The population for the entire county is approximately 692,000 with the largest metropolitan areas being Poole and Bournemouth. The climate is generally a little warmer than other parts of England due to being located close to the coast.
The leading industry in Dorset used to be agriculture, but now the county has a more balance economy. For tourists, Dorset has a prominent Arts presence lead by Poole’s Lighthouse Arts Centre. One of the top cultural organizations is the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. There are over 30 museums including The Dorset County Museum. Each year, the Great Dorset Steam Fair near Blandford is held. This fair is one of the largest festivals held in all of Europe. The view above is of a cliff in Dorset. This beautiful view is a tourist attraction.