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£99 – Yorkshire Departure UK 2 and 4 Day Autumn Coach Breaks – Shearings Holidays

Shearings Holidays offers

UK Coach Deals:  Yorkshire Departures for UK Coach Breaks this October from just £99 with Shearings Holidays!! If you love the UK then you will love this deal from Shearings … more.

Expires: 31st Oct 2017

£79 – October Half Term Breaks – Pontins

Pontins offers

UK Holiday Park Deal: Book your Spooktastic October half term break, from just £79! No tricks, just treats in the form of amazing ‘spooktastic’ October half term deals on breaks … more.

Expires: 30th Oct 2017

£59 Autumn Family Holiday Park Breaks – Pontins

Pontins offers

UK Late Autumn Family Holiday Deal: Enjoy the last of summer with a late family holiday from just £59 an apartment! Say goodbye to the summer blues with a Autumn break! … more.

Expires: 27th Nov 2017

Late Coach Deals – Just Go Holidays (formerly TheCoachHoliday.com)

Just Go! Holidays (thecoachholiday.com) offers

UK Coach Deal: Enjoy a fantastic break with Just Go Holidays, formerly TheCoachHoliday.com from just £129! Celebrating 15 years of success, TheCoachHoliday.com rebranded and renamed themselves as Just Go Holidays! … more.

Expires: 22nd Apr 2018

£10 Annual Senior Coachcard and save 1/3 on travel – National Express

National Express offers

UK Senior Coachcard Deal: Save a third on all standard fares with a Senior Coachcard, just £10 per year! Do you love taking day trips and short breaks? Enjoy visiting friends … more.

Expires: 7th Apr 2018

£129 – UK 5 Day Coach Holiday Breaks – Just Go! Holidays (thecoachholiday.com)

Just Go! Holidays (thecoachholiday.com) offers

UK Coach Break Deals: Grab a great value coach break in from £129pp with JustGoHolidays Give yourself something to look forward to in 2016 with a great value coach break … more.

Expires: 14th Jan 2018

£5 – UK Luxury Coach Travel Services – Megabus UK

Megabus UK offers

UK Coach Travel Deal: Relax in a little more comfort on your coach travel, from £5pp Travelling by coach this summer/autumn but crave a little more comfort? Megabus are offering a new … more.

Expires: 1st Dec 2018

£104 – UK 4 Day October Coach Breaks from North West – Shearings Holidays

Shearings Holidays offers

UK Coach Deals:  North West Departures for UK Coach Breaks this August from just £104 with Shearings Holidays!! If you love the UK then you will love this deal from … more.

Expires: 31st Oct 2017

£69 Caravan Holidays & Short Breaks – Park Holidays UK

Park Holidays UK offers

UK Caravan & Short Break Holiday Deal: Enjoy a caravan holiday or short break from just £69pp! Enjoy a fantastic summer holiday treat with Park Holidays who are offering a … more.

Expires: 29th Oct 2018

10% Off UK Coach Breaks – Alfa Travel

Alfa Travel offers

UK Coach Deals: Save 10% on your UK Coach Breaks with Alfa Travel Try something new for your next holiday and enjoy a mystery break and you could save yourself … more.

Expires: 28th Feb 2018

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Dorset – The launching point of the “Black Death” in 1348

It is believed that the first human visitors appeared in Dorset around 10,000 years ago, but more permanent settlements did not take place until around 3000 BC, which were mainly in coastal areas.

Like most places in Britain, Dorset was occupied by the Romans and later by the Saxons, although their arrival was delayed considerably due to the Bokerley Dyke. However, towards the end of the 7th century Dorset became part of the Saxon kingdom of Wessex. During the 14th century Melcombe Regis was a busy port and it was the arrival of a ship at this port in 1348 that brought with it the bubonic plague (also known as the “Black Death”). This plague spread throughout the country and was responsible for killing a third of the population.

Dorset has witnessed many battles and rebellions in its history and played an important part in the first and second World Wars.

Reasons to visit Dorset

Although agriculture was a major factor in Dorset’s economy in the past, this has now been replaced by tourism. The area is popular for its beaches, scenic areas and historic landmarks, so it is easy to see why tourists visit this county.

Some of the attractions to see include the many castles, although not all of these match our traditional image of a castle. However, you may enjoy the following: Corfe Castle (11th century), Lulworth Castle (mock castle recently restored), Portland Castle and Sherborne Castle (16th-century Tudor mansion). There are many other Abbeys, Hills, Houses and Museums to see, and of course plenty of beaches and bays (more than 30).

Entertainment and Dining in Dorset

Theatres provide good entertainment, along with an ample supply of cinemas, nightclubs and pubs. There is no shortage of places to eat, offering a wide variety of cuisines such as L’Assiette in Bournemouth (French and English food), Harry Tates in Lyme Regis (Seafood) and Hamiltons in Weymouth (Italian).

Accommodation in Dorset

There are hundreds of Guest Houses, B&Bs, self-catering apartments and camping sites in the county, including hotels like the Premier Inn in Bournemouth, Birkin House in Dorchester and The Priory Hotel in Wareham.