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10 of the Prettiest Villages in Dorset

10 of the prettiest Villages in Dorset for you to visit. Dorset has an abundance of picturesque Villages to explore, here we list 10 pretty Villages for you to enjoy, with links to more about them and accommodation if you're looking to plan a visit.

1. Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset

Okeford Fitzpaine in Dorset Image by PoE member Graham Rains

A pretty village set in the Blackmore Vale in the heart of North Dorset, just 3 miles south of the market..[more]

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2. Evershot, Dorset

Hardy's Dorset Image by PoE member Graham Rains

Evershot is a pretty village and is considered to be the heart of Thomas Hardy's Wessex, famous for its..[more]

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3. Milton Abbas, Dorset

Milton Abbas Image by PoE member Jez Taylor

Milton Abbas is a superb thatched village which has the distinction of being the first planned village..[more]

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4. Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset

The Syling Valley, Dorset. Image by PoE member Graham Rains

This is a particularly scenic village lying deep in a chalk-stream valley between open downs. Every..[more]

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5. Corfe Castle, Dorset

Corfe Castle in Dorset Image by PoE member Graham Rains

Standing in lofty splendour above the chimney pots of the village with the roaring ocean lapping the..[more]

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6. Abbotsbury, Dorset

Abbotsbury, Dorset, England Image by PoE member Chris

Abbotsbury is a small picturesque and historic village in the county of Dorset. Situated near the coast..[more]

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7. Cerne Abbas, Dorset

Cerne Abbas Image by PoE member Karen Lee

Interestingly, it is said that the first bootees worn by Queen Victoria as a young child, came from Cerne,..[more]

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8. Chedington, Dorset

Chedington Image by PoE member Pat Trout

Chedington is a small attractive estate village high up in the West Dorset hills which was originally..[more]

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9. Broadwindsor, Dorset

Lewesdon hill Image by PoE member Pat Trout

Broadwindsor is a sleepy picturesque village in the countryside of West Dorset, 2 miles west of the pretty..[more]

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10. Briantspuddle, Dorset

Briantspuddle village Image by PoE member Nigel Lord

This remarkable village owes much to the agricultural experiment carried out by Sir Ernest Debenham during..[more]

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