The Isle of Purbeck is arguably best viewed from atop its rolling hills as they fall away into picturesque villages and farmland on one side, into the stunning landform-dotted sea on another, and with views reaching across Poole Harbour at yet another. 

Thatched cottage in the Purbeck Hills

Once you’re up there, the scenery is different from every angle and with each step you take.

Steeped in history and geology it’s no wonder this part of England has been drawing visitors and people relocating to live, as well as inspiring countless creatives, for generations.

“If one wanted to show a foreigner England, perhaps the wisest course would be to take him to the final section of the Purbeck Hills, and stand him on their summit, a few miles to the east of Corfe.” E.M. Forster