Caravan Hire Ideas in Dorset

With our Caravan Hire Centre being based just outside Salisbury in Wiltshire, access to Dorset and the wide variety of interesting destinations it offers is easy. For clients looking for touring caravan hire in Dorset we have pleasure in noting below some travel distances from ourselves for your journey planning. 

Located on the Hampshire & Wiltshire border we are perfectly situated for exploring Dorset and the South of England. Our touring caravans give you a base to explore the stunning coast of Dorset and take in the beauty of the Jurassic Coast. Check out the map at the bottom of the page for our precise location or give us a call today on 01980 863 636 for details of our caravan hire services.


Major tourist attractions in Dorset

If you would like some ideas of what to visit in Dorset, this brief list might get you started: 

Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door - part of the acclaimed Jurassic coast

Corfe Castle, Swanage and the Swanage railway, Studland beach

Moors Valley Country Park and Adventure Wonderland

Monkey World - An internationally-acclaimed ape rescue centre

Tank Museum - Exhibitions and displays following the invention of the tank around 100 years ago

BournemouthPoole, Poole Harbour, Brownsey Island & Sandbanks

Why not visit for more ideas?


Campsite Ideas

There are lots of campsites to choose from, but here are a few ideas:

Wareham Forest - beautifully located 5 star site

South Lytchett Manor - award winning site near Poole

Corfe Castle Camping and Caravanning Club Site 

Hunters Moon Caravan Club Site 

Bagwell Farm - near sandy beaches and the Jurassic Coast


Journey Times from major Dorset locations:

From central Bournemouth - 38 miles & 60 minutes by car

From central Blandford Forum - 32 miles & 50 minutes by car

From central Christchurch - 35 miles & 55 minutes by car

From central Dorchester - 49 miles & 65 minutes by car

From central Shaftesbury - 30 miles & 50 minutes by car

From central Verwood - 27 miles & 50 minutes by car

From central Wimbourne - 35 miles & 60 minutes by car

Please note these distances and travel times are only for guidance and should not be relied upon


Journey times by rail from major Dorset train stations

Our two local train stations are the mainline Salisbury Station and the smaller Grateley station. We can offer caravan hire clients free transfers from either station if arranged in advance. For instance if you wished to stay at our local Caravan & Motorhome Club site at Lopcombe Corner (1 mile from our Hire Centre) after we had delivered and set up your hire caravan at the site.

Bournemouth to Salisbury - one change - from 76 minutes

Christchurch to Salisbury - one change - from 69 minutes

Dorchester to Salisbury - one change - from 120 minutes

Please note rail services may vary and travel times are only for guidance and should not be relied upon


Where Tilshead Caravans is located