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Step back in time and head to fossil-filled Lulworth Cove for rock-climbing and crabbing. The Jurassic Coast is bursting with coves and caves; castles and country pursuits. Don’t forget your cream teas.

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Beaches and Castles

Weymouth has three miles of golden beaches and a traditional harbour. You can build your sandcastles and watch the fishermen come in from sea.

You can happily spend an entire holiday at Lulworth Cove – part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Head to the beach, which is shingle, not sandy, but still fun to play on. Paddle, swim, or just enjoy the amazing view.

Go crabbing in the rock pools. Walk or climb up to the cliff top and marvel at the amazing geology of the Stair Hole. Hunt for fossils. Clamber over the rocks and find a sea cave. Walk around the cove and onto Durdle Door. Enjoy a Dorset cream tea.

For miles of sandy beach head over to Studland Bay – or for a wonderful, rocky, seaside nature reserve visit Kimmeridge Bay – both a short drive from the house.

Visit Corfe Castle, a romantic ruin dating from the time of William the Conqueror. Let your children’s imaginations run wild while they explore the ruins. At the foot of the castle The Tea Rooms is a good spot for a break, with a summer garden and winter log fires.

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Big days out

For miles of sandy beach head over to Studland Bay – or for a wonderful, rocky, seaside nature reserve visit Kimmeridge Bay – both a short drive from the house.

Corfe Castle, a romantic ruin dating from the time of William the Conqueror. At the foot of the castle The Tea Rooms is a good spot for a break, with a summer garden and winter log fires.

Monkey World, an internationally-acclaimed ape rescue centre set in 65 acres of beautiful Dorset woodland and home to over 230 primates – including the largest group of chimps outside Africa.

Swanage Railway runs steam and diesel trains from Norden and Corfe Castle into Swanage and back. Norden park and ride offers the simplest parking option.

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Big nights in

We’ve top class chefs available to create and serve a special three course dinner, drop off ready meals when you arrive, or serve a classic brunch on Sunday morning. Or book a chef for the week and relax.

Relax and indulge yourself with some pampering without having to leave the comfort of The Old Manor during your Hen Weekend.

Don’t lift a finger on your girl’s weekend, leave to the cheeky Butlers in the Buff! Getting your drinks served to you all day long, and enjoy the view as they stroll away.

Make the most of your hen weekend with a photography session and arrange for a fantastic photographer to come and take photos of all the girls having the time of their lives.

Get the party started with your very own bartender, who will come to The Old Manor and serve you fruity cocktails and crisp wines all night long.

Spend the evening sipping the finest wines from around the world with a wine tasting party from Thirty Fifty Wine. Teem your delicious evening meal with the wine that best complements the dish and learn all about the aromas and flavours hidden within.

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